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Topic: Libba Bray takes on a very saterical tone throughout this book, each character brings forward new stereotypes and challenges what it means to be defined by society. In what ways did Libba Bray make you question your own stereotypes and standards of our so
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Libba Bray takes on a very saterical tone throughout this book, each character brings forward new stereotypes and challenges what it means to be defined by society. In what ways did Libba Bray make you question your own stereotypes and standards of our so
on: June 30, 2015, 18:45

"I found that the characters Libba Bray created in 'Beauty Queens' were very honest and brought forth the everyday topics that we all face every day. I was particularly interested by the way she brought aspects of how people relate to eachother, and prior stereotypes that we each bring into every relationship. I found myself relating with many of the characters and understanding how maybe we aren't as open and accepting as we might think. Everyone brings bias, everyone is expecting something of everyone. Maybe we, as a society, need to challenge those expectations and discover what it means to be truly unbiased and open." (Natalie Jones)


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Re: Libba Bray takes on a very saterical tone throughout this book, each character brings forward new stereotypes and challenges what it means to be defined by society. In what ways did Libba Bray make you question your own stereotypes and standards of ou
on: August 20, 2015, 19:43

This is a very interesting discussion, because while I was reading the book, I was at camp. I was in training to be a counselor, and the week I read the book we were discussing the different sterotypes in society. Most characters were facing challenges that good friends of mine, inside and out of school, face every day. Petra's question, "What makes a girl a girl, and what makes a boy a boy?" really stood out to me. I tried to bring it up at camp, but, unfortunately, many people were uncomfortable with the topic. Why, though? Why is gender such an uncomfortable topic for many people today?

The girl that made me question my own personal stereotypes and biases was Tiara. I'll see or hear about 'girls like her' who seem to be unintelligent and narcissistic, but getting to know her character really opened my eyes to giving all girls that might strike me to be that way a chance.


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