Stereotypes: Gender, Sexuality and Race in Theatre
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... Paths for Queers and Women, and the Straight White Male: Trauma Response in Contemporary Social Movements and Theatre’ All people have experienced oppression and exploitation, whether based on any combination of age, gender, race and ethnicity, social class, disability, sexual preference, appearance, IQ, language or accent, religious beliefs and practices, lifestyle, political persuasions, or any number of other variables. Experiencing oppression and exploitation involves a confrontation by power imbalance and helplessness. This results in trauma, whether or not it is articulated. Significant or prolonged trauma causes increasing distortion in the experience and presentation of self. Steps to emerge ...