Her hair is so blonde,she must be dumb. He is wearing glasses so he must be intelligent but socially awkward. She wears guy clothing so she must be gay. He is fat so he is probably lazy. He is in theater so he must be gay. She is wearing a turban so she must be a terrorist. These are just a few of the many stereotypes that are portrayed by the producers of media. A stereotype is a distorted conception that one puts on someone because of the way they look, what gender they are, or numerous other classes society puts people in. Many people fail to recognize how the media influences the way they think about people of a different group or nationality, race, religion, or gender. This extensive belief in stereotypes has adversely affected women in the workplace.