A possie in Aussie

January 15, 2009

Are you politically incorrect?

Filed under: race relations — Nayano @ 3:37 pm
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How do you formulate your opinions?

How do you formulate your opinions?

Does 12 noon mean 12 noon, and not one minute different?

Does 12 noon mean 12 noon, and not one minute different?

traveling1I found these politically incorrect (and funny) images at Sociological images: seeing is believing (thanks for the tip, Henrik!)

Cultural stereotyping is based on reality. Geert Hofstede has conducted large scale research across cultures, and found distinct differences which he describes under five dimensions:

Power distance

Individualism & collectivism

Masculinity & femininity

Uncertainty avoidance

Short term & long-term orientation

You can compare your home culture with others on these dimensions at Geert Hofsted Cultural Dimensions

Acknowledging difference can lead to stereotyping and prejudice. Pretending difference does not exist, however, is political correctness of the most destructive sort.


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