(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
that’s part of how those injustices are perpetuated socially in the form of stereotypes and customs but they’re also literally laws and in codes within our education and financial and medical systems. like it’s important to understand that social indoctrination is A Thing but to make it simply about inherited behavior places the onus of changing ‘attitudes’ about a particular group on the group themselves which is, again, an injustice.
(Source: uvmsemba, via hanimations)