第252回 Workshop報告(1月20日)/ESCOさんと共催

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《今回のworkshop》
○【前半】:An ER doctor on triaging your “crazy busy” life
○【後半】:Lookism
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≪FIRST HALF≫

<Agenda>

An ER doctor on triaging your “crazy busy” life

<References>

 Darria Long: An ER doctor on triaging your “crazy busy” life | TED Talk

<Questions>

1. Are you in “crazy mode” or “ready mode” when working? Do you feel frustrated when you are busy?

2. How do you triage your tasks?

3. What is your “black task”, if any?

4. Do you like to plan?

5. What is the best thing for you to spend time on?

6. Do you agree with the idea that money can buy time? Do you spend money to save time?

≪LATTER HALF≫

<Agenda>

Lookism

I chose this topic because I recently watched Disney’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and that made me think about this issue.

The meaning of ‘Lookism’ is prejudice or discrimination based on people’s appearance, which is usually recognized as negative. As it has become a serious problem, nowadays there are fewer people on TV telling jokes about their own or others’ physical appearance.

Any comment based on people’s looks is not acceptable in terms of lookism. For example, we should avoid telling people that they are fat and making fun of their appearance. Also, asking people ‘Did you lose weight?’ could be considered negative for some. (I thought this question was a sort of compliment. In fact, I ask this question to my friends if they look slimmer than before…)

There are other phrases that could be negative, yet many people use them as compliments.

I’m curious if refraining from such phrases can eliminate lookism or if there are other ways to stop lookism.

 So, I’d like to hear your thoughts on this matter.

<Questions>

Q1. Can you share any news you’ve heard or experiences you’ve had related to lookism?

Q2. What do you think about comedians on TV shows teased by other cast members or telling self-deprecating jokes(自虐ネタ) based on their appearance?

Do you consider their roles are positive or negative in terms of lookism?

Can you tell us why you think so?

Q3. Complimentary words such as ‘イケメン’ or ‘美人’ could be viewed negatively in the context of lookism.

Should we stop using such expressions? Why do you think so?

Q4. How can we deal with lookism?

If you have time left, please talk about this as well. → What compliment makes you happy?

<References>

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/special/sci_cul/2023/03/story/20230317look/

https://www.nhk.or.jp/kaisetsu-blog/400/490088.html

https://kindaipicks.com/article/002423

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