SL09275 Panel: Bridging Stereotypes Through Blogging

Picture a Mormon woman. Many specific traits come to mind, some profound, some superficial. Even if many of the stereotypical traits fit, they don’t fit everyone, and sometimes they fit in unexpected ways. Blogging helps to break down stereotypes because superficial barriers like age, race, economic class, and geographic location are stripped away, and people meet others who wouldn’t normally be in the same real-life social community. By exchanging ideas and stories, whole categories of people—that one person might ordinarily have mentally filed as

Kevin L. Barney, Carol Hamer, Lisa Butterworth, Cheryl Lund Bruno, Melanie Franti