Exploding the stereotypes and myths of gendered emotions

RSA Event / Online

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Online via YouTube

  • Schools
  • Gender
  • Social justice

How have history and science shaped the gendering of our emotions?

Emotions shape the way we interact with the world and how we are perceived by others. Yet the ways that we interpret those emotions and act on them has been heavily gendered. Hidden patterns of bias sit beneath the language we use and reach across our lives and society, from politics and the media to the workplace and our personal relationships.

But how did this come to be? What factors have influenced the gendered stereotypes, double standards, and assumptions that influence the reading of our emotions? What, if any, grounding does this have in our biology? How is the gendering of emotions influenced by racial stereotypes and other forms of social inequalities?

Join Pragya Agarwal, behaviour and data scientist, to explore fundamental questions around how we gender emotions, the impact this has on our lives and how unshackling ourselves from these stereotypes can benefit us all.

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For those wishing to gather with friends or colleagues to watch in-person, this event will be live-streamed on The Steps in The Coffee House on the day of the event from 13:00.

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