Word of the Week: Cultural Myth

It’s time for Word of the Week!

This week’s word is Cultural Myth. Cultural myths are the big ideas and foundational beliefs that help determine how we understand, or think about the world. They tend to be thought of as “common sense” ideas.

For example, it is a cultural myth that boys should wear blue and girls should wear pink.

Heteronormativity (the belief that heterosexuality is the “norm” and the only “correct” identity) is another example of a cultural myth.

Can you think of any cultural myths? Feel free to respond on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or comment below!