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    The idea of challenging cultural myths is something that seems vague at first. What is a cultural myth? Is it a folk tale, or urban legend? A cultural myth, according to Thinking Critically, Challenging Cultural Myths is akin to a cognitive bias in the context of the culture an individual was raised in. It is accepted as a universal principle in that culture, but functions as a bias in that it fogs the perception of the affected critical thinker. Culture is a highly influential factor on humans

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    Egyptian Cultural Myths

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    Legends are semi-true stories that have been passed down from person to person and has important meanings or symbolism for the culture that it has originated from. Myths are stories handed down through history, often through oral tradition, that explains or gives the value to the unknown. They are especially linked to religious beliefs and rituals. Fairy tales are stories based on magical beings and lands. Egyptian folklore that is the most heavily concentrated would be Mythology, because they have

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    Writer’s Journey, “A myth... is a metaphor for a mystery beyond human comprehension. It is a comparison that helps us understand, by analogy, some aspect of our mysterious selves.” Various countries have myths that connect to their personal background culture. When it is compared, each myth has a different perspective of how things were created in the daily life of a person. This includes countries such as Greece and Egypt and how their backgrounds influences their cultures. Cultural backgrounds play

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    A Return to Principles The United States is shaped by its cultural myths. Cultural myths are widespread views or notions that are held and propagated by a nation to enforce its values. Among the great American cultural myths is the cultural myth of “educational empowerment” (Mann 110). It is the idea that the quantity of schooling is the yardstick of intelligence and the singular predictor of success. The notion that children fed into the machinery of education at an early age will be extruded

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    Cultural Myths and Advertisements Go Together In companies wanting to be successful they have to attract customers somehow into buying their products. The most effective way to do so is to advertise/promote the product through TV, magazines, or billboards. These advertisements later lead to people having cultural myths, “a story or idea that explains the culture or customs of people” (Davis). A cultural myth is a traditional story that holds special significance for the people of a given culture

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    The United States and cultural myths pertaining to this country have been a topic of discussion for many years. Stephanie Coontz’s “The Way We Wish We Were”, David Brooks’ “One Nation Slightly Divisible” and Margaret Atwood’s “A Letter to America” are all essays about different American cultural myths. Each author focuses on a different cultural myth that pertains to the United States. They explain how these myths are thwarting a realistic view of America. As well as changing the perception of the

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    Culture Myths Most people believe cultural Myths even if they are true or not. Usually, today’s generation follows the old generation’s methods of what they believed. Nowadays, culture myths contribute in how people think or believe from country to another. In “Of Myth and Men” Sonia Maasik and John Solomon explain cultural myths and how they affect people’s perceptions. Cultural myths are such stories considered as a group. Culture myth has been affecting since a long time ago until today and it

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    3). The society in North America has their own believes but a lot of people use television and media for a big influence. Colombo expresses that “Cultural Myths as Obstacles to Critical Thinking” (Colombo, p.4). Cultural Myths will throw different obstacles in the mix, and put people in different categories: Either men or women, heterosexuals or homosexuals. As adults people worry more and care about different categories and when the

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    are several Cultural Myths about gender and sex. Gary Colombo, who wrote: “Thinking Critically, Challenging Cultural Myths” explains that a cultural myth is a “shared set of customs, values, ideas, and beliefs, as well as a common language (3).” In “Sisterhood is Complicated” by Ruth Padawer, a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, she focuses on gender and social issues. Padawer shows various stereotypes about gender roles and sex, and how they form multiple cultural myths. Pawader also

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    Critically, Challenging Cultural Myths” is the introduction of the ninth edition book Rereading America, published in 2013 by Bedford/St. Martin’s Press and edited by Gary Colombo from Los Angeles City College, Robert Cullen from San Jose State University, and Bonnie Lisle from University of California, Los Angeles. In this section, the editors state the target of this book is toward the college students and emphasize the importance of thinking critically and challenging cultural myths as the readers will

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