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I Hate Stereotypes

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    Why Are Only Women Referred To As 'beautiful'? Men Are Beautiful Too. Everyone Is Beautiful.

    I really only see the word beautiful in the same sentence when they're talking about women. Why? Men are beautiful too, aren't they? Men are mostly referred to as handsome, strong. Why are some words so 'genderalised'? *Neutral
    GenderPunk GenderPunk 18-21 2 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    Should we hate them? Think about it.

    .. the more you hate them, the more they are going to appear. It's the nature of human society. I myself find them to be fun (non offending ones though) and a way to express culture. Blacks being tall and muscly, i mean come on... what a huuuuuge insult that would be right? Or...
    neloangello neloangello 18-21, M Jan 26

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    An Asian Girl's Guide to Rebeling Against Modern Day Society

    My body is made of sepia tone painted skin, a billion thick strands of silk black blanketing the whites of my scalp, two dark marble eyes glaring through small slits at the top of my face, and stubby, compounded legs that sprout my body a little bit over four feet and ten...
    sunnykisses sunnykisses 19-21, F 15 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    Color Of My Skin

    I'm sooo tired of people assuming I think and and behave a certain type of way because of the color of my skin. Not all African Americans sag their pants or rob people or talk with slang or haven't finished high school or our loud and obnoxious. Just like not every middle eastern...
    taybbc15 taybbc15 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    Get Your Facts Straight

    Yeah, I'm venting...so what? I'm so friggin tired of people calling me "emo" just because I listen to Post-Hardcore music and used to be a cutter. I'm not "emo", I'm Mel. Cutting was a way for me to deal with my depression and Post-Hardcore is music that I like and can connect...
    ABittersweetTragedy ABittersweetTragedy 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    costascova costascova 22-25, M May 16

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    I hate when people stereotype Not just people

    from different countries, but also people who say that marching band people are nerds, cheerleaders only care about looks... And bla bla bla Not everyone is the same so stop putting a cover on someone before you've read the book!
    okokokokok198 okokokokok198 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Because I'm bi I want a boyfriend

    and a girlfriend at once ... No... Because I'm black and from England I'm from London... Wrong Because I'm black I have short hair and wear nothing but fake hair...wrong again... Because I'm short I must like short guys... Okay never... Because I have large breasts I'm easy...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F Apr 11

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    Black? You Must Be Hung and Have Great Stamina . . .

    Oh stereotypes  .  .  .  how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways. I'm tired of the assumptions that all black men are exceptional in size and sexual or physical prowess. I'm also tired of the assumption that we all talk ghetto speak. I'm tired of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 4, 2009

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    Aussie stereotypes, 'Put another shrimp on the

    barbie' For one, i call my shrimp prawns like a normal person For two, if i was going to cook prawns it wouldn't be on a bloody barbecue!
    jade0417 jade0417 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    Just because I like rock music,

    it doesn't mean that I'm goth or a satanist.
    yeahimthatgirl yeahimthatgirl 16-17, F Jun 16

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    Here's A List

    Ok, here's a list of stereotypes I absolutely hate. 1. Arabs are all terrorists - I really hate it when Muslims and especially Arab Muslims are discriminated against as being terrorists or having anti-Western ideals. Yeah, I know, America. You're still whining about the September...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    I listened to this two session program on Focus

    on the Family and the way they talked about men and women made me so MAD. They talk about men like they're dense and about women like they're basket cases. Why I listen to this I do not know...it's the same thing every time that makes me mad. They have no fear of pointing out...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns 18-21 1 Response Feb 19

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    SpacePirate SpacePirate 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    There are certain people out there

    who claim autistic people are all man-children who live on their parents welfare, act like Chris Chan and are in their eyes - an autistic waste of life. Which isn't true, not all of us act like that. I'm actually a sane person in real life despite being obsessed with...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    You aren't emo just because you are skinny,

    wear black clothing, have pale skin, straighten your hair and cake on makeup. Emo is short for emotional. It's a personality, not a style.
    Firechiic Firechiic 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Wait...Isn't this group stereotyping

    that all stereotypes are bad?
    EveRiffton EveRiffton 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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    I Hate Labeling

    I was watchn Tyra Banks show rerun...and an episode about stereotypes was on and tyra did an experiment where she put all of the people in a room and they showed pictures of different ethnicities on tv and some of the things they said was sickenin:g such as people saying: Seeing...
    sgoodlow87 sgoodlow87 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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    Stereotypes basically suck.

    While there are some that arguably are positive, they’re often negative and they unfairly ignore individual differences within whatever group is being stereotyped. They can be merely annoying (“Americans are stupid”) or perhaps even have deadly consequences...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    No one gives me a chance.

    I can't express myself or my feelings without being labeled as something I am not. I am a white male living in America who is about to be 19 in a few days, and I only have one wish, and I might never get it. That wish is to have a significant other who will love me for who I am...
    Zzarcon1 Zzarcon1 18-21, M Jan 23

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    Like how everyone thinks

    that High School is full of cheerleaders? jocks? guys who just want to have sex and finish all the virgins in school? 😂 Or how about other races. Like every Filipino is unattractive and Blacks ae naturally dark-skinned? God, this world is really something.
    flyoffsomewhere flyoffsomewhere 16-17, F Jul 22

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    Rick . . . Not Sir

    I get a lot of women saying I'm different to most other Doms. You'll never 'hear' me introducing myself by saying things like "Kneel before me *****!" or "Submit to me now *****!"  I leave that to all the 'wanna-be doms' out there. Funny, though, a lot of submissives feel I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    Falling Through The Cracks! Don't Know Where I Belong??

    OK sure yes , from the moment I came into this world I entered an environment of fear, extreme violence, humiliation and belittlement. So yeah, in a sense I guess most would say I never had a fair chance to begin with. Never had a chance to know what its like to see and feel a...
    libra604 libra604 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    Sure Sure..But Why Do We Do It?

    Why do we as human being stereotype? If I said it was a modern times exploitation of an evolutionary need to categorize things...would you believe me? Then I better make a good argument right? Modern man surfaced about 200000 years ago from the evolutionary hotbed that is...
    themarvelousme themarvelousme 26-30, M Oct 17, 2013

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    Stereotypes Can (and Do) Ruin Lives!

    Nearly everyone agrees that stereotypes are wrong at a surface level, but I feel that most people really do not understand that stereotypes can have consequences far more catastrophic than mere irritation or inconvenience. This post is a very real example of how one little...
    beautifulone3121 beautifulone3121 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2011

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    Why I Wont Go Back To Right Wing Talk Radio

    I started listening to talk radio in the mid-1990s; I was an affluent upwardly mobile suburban white male in my early 30's.  I was riding the financial tsunami that was the tech boom.  I received my daily recommended allowance of angst and rage at my duly elected...
    IWantACoolUsername IWantACoolUsername 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    Dont Put Me Down!

    I dont want you to put me down cus im gay, im a furry, and im emo. Alot of peopple say im nasty cause im gay. They taik one look at me and think i had sex with a woman. They dont know that im still a vergeon. And I hait premaritabl sex. The farthest i've gon was just maiking out...
    lolclown lolclown 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    I hate it when people assume things about me.

    Once a boy asked me if I was Christian and I said yes I am. He responded with "I knew it. It's because you're so quiet" even though I was on a trip with about twenty other Christians. I wasn't the only one, we all were. Why was I singled out?
    Xeniabolton Xeniabolton 18-21, F Jun 14

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    Well not necessarily,

    I disagree with the statement about stereotypes because they highlight what majority of the people from that particular group do. For example stereotypically boys like gaming whilst girls dressing up and shopping, although this isn't 100% accurate, it is what most people from...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15 Jul 29

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    Sterotypes are just another way

    for people to judge us.
    cheerleader24 cheerleader24 13-15, F Jun 1

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    I do...... But this one is just TO GOOD!

    xD I'm Swedish so it doesn't apply to me: America needs to find Germany on a map. Canada says-- hey America! Find Germany! We need a rout to their country! America pulls out a USA map and studies it, then says: where's Germany, Canada? I can't find it on the map
    himynameishikari himynameishikari 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I hate stereotypes about black

    and gay people. African Americans do not all listen to hip hop and rap, and there is no such thing as sounding a color. I love all types of music, especially rock. I accept LGBT people, and everyone should be who they want to be. As long as you're not hurting anyone, why should...
    Thefraygirl Thefraygirl 13-15, F Jan 12

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    All Swedes are not blonde-haired,

    blue eyed, and tall! People at my school, since I now live in America, ask where I'm from, and I tell them Sweden. They say I can't be because I don't have blonde hair or blue eyes. I don't even know where that came from. Most people in Sweden have sandy brown hair. Some are...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F Apr 20

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    Every Name In The Book

    When people see my skin tone, they automatically call me GHETTO, yet... When they see the clothes I wear, they automatically call me a wannabe PREP, yet... When they see how much jewlery I have, they automatically call me a GOLD DIGGER, yet... When they see the way I speak, they...
    sweetxignorance sweetxignorance 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2011

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    They Serve No Point...

    seems to me they're only there for the people who aren't willing enough to get to know someone...or maybe they just like to judge people and sterotyping just works for them and makes them feel better...i like the names that sterotypes have...but since they have this way that they...
    Loganberry Loganberry 16-18, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2007

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    Face it. Every race and ethnicity has it.

    That's just life. If a lot of green people liked to swim with sharks or owned candy shops, why should I think 'all' green people do. I am a black woman. I do not twerk. I do not care for fried chicken. I love grilled and baked chicken. I am not loud, unless you give me a reason...
    Princessrianna Princessrianna 31-35, F Feb 11

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    The stereotypes in out world today are just

    getting out of hand, and is completely wrong.
    mslainiegrace mslainiegrace 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I hate it when people label themselves

    as a certain stereotype and change they way they are to 'fit in'. Just be you! If people don't like it then they aren't worth your time!
    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I'm Hispanic, But I'm Not Illegal, Nor Are My Parents, Nor Were My Grandparents...

    I'm Hispanic who was born and raised in Texas as were my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Many of my family served in the military and many are professionals. I have never been in jail nor do I smoke marijuana nor do I do any other drugs. I am college educated and I...
    TheGreenGringo TheGreenGringo 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    We Need to Stop Stereotyping

    Not all black men are drug dealers, dead beat dads, jail birds, gang bangers, gangsters, thugs and everything else attributed to them. Many have never sold drugs or been in jail. Not all white men are upstanding husbands and dads, pillars of their community, rich and honest. I...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 7 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Do Not Read If You Are American, Asian, Maori, South African, a Celebrity, German Or French.

      But I also love them, as a character, a stereotype gets the reader comfortable…and then when you break conventions with the stereotyped character it’s usually surprising. Stereotypes are fun to break. Stereotypes are another symptom of Human ignorance; you...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 23 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    So, I am gay. But the thing is,

    I'm not super feminine, or have a high voice, or express my self in theater (not that there's anything wrong with theater), but I feel too many people relate being gay with these stereotypes. It drives me crazy because my friends just don't see how I could like guys without...
    Spazz238 Spazz238 16-17, M Aug 22

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    I'm ALWAYS being stereotyped against

    for being Canadian. Everyone everywhere stereotypes us by saying that we say "eh" (I've never said that in my life), we're nice to EVERYSINGLEPERSONEVER (thats guaranteed false) and SOOOOSO many more things.
    someonep0sitive someonep0sitive 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    oh goodness, you have to love stereotypes.

    like hey I'm emo cause I have side bangs and listen to alternative music? Oh wait, no I'm scene. Um no. I'm a person, and I would appreciate it if you didn't label me because of my hair or music taste. Thanks. People seriously make me sooooo mad!
    PierceTheGreen PierceTheGreen 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Here's My Two Cents

    my favorite saying about this is label jars not people.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    Just got done chatting with a girl.

    She stereotypes. Three in two days have. Why??? Society has hurt them. Do i stereotype??? It can happen. Am i vicious or mellow when i do??? Both. Lol. Why is it bad???? Because pain caused by society caused it and society is wrong more than we are...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 24

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    JDcent JDcent 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    Can't Stand Stereotypes.

    I have to say, I am slightly on the larger side of life. I used to be pretty small when I was younger but I think that life had a hand in this. The worst stereotype for me is that I am too big to be doing things, like lifting weights for example. People look at me as if I can't...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    Because

    Because of my user name and my avi many people presume I'm a man, I find this very funny. Why do people stereotype in this way? I'm sure I do it unconsciously too, but what is about us that finds the need to pigeon hole people?
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 8 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    Oh, Ja, I’ve Heard That One Before

    My friends and I were having a discussion long time ago (well, still in this year) about all the different stereotypes we’ve come across and some things that people have pinned to us. And to our not-so-shock, ewe put together a very heavy list of things we either cringe, twitch...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    Unfortunately, like everyone I am guilty of

    stereotyping even though I hate stereotypes. Ep has opened my mind a little.
    staysecret staysecret 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I also hate how much they are perpetuated

    and sometimes even created by the media.
    LaurenAshleyJ LaurenAshleyJ 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Statistics

    Statistics say that because I've been abused most of my life, I will abuse others. They say that I will do drugs, have meaningless sex, live on the streets, be a drop out, be an alcoholic, be a murderer, or be anything negative. But the truth is, I had great grades in school, I...
    meggs4 meggs4 22-25, F Mar 27, 2012

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