Feedback loops between existing gender notions, commercial interests, family interests, and gender memes that people choose to adopt or pass along reinforce existing memes to the disadvantage of new gender memes. Advertising in mainstream "women's" magazines provides the perfect example of this reinforcement phenomenon. Women who read the magazines pick them up because they believe there will be value in looking at the magazine and because they think that the particular magazine fits with their sense of who they are. The magazine then reinforces certain ideas of gender roles and behaviors, to the exclusion of other ideas. The feedback loop continues if friends talk about the ads or articles and agree with the advice or fashion ideas.
An Alternative Approach to Gender and Consumer Behavior: Memetics
One of the most important lessons that Cree and other nations across Turtle Island have to offer is the total lack of separation between people and the environment, while the white man in North America has acted differently. The indigenous peoples of the Athabasca region, in particular the community of Fort MacKay, have seen the water turned toxic, the land turned into deserts and where the muskeg was but now is barren piles of sand they see tornadoes.
The Richest First Nation in Canada
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