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I Hate Stereotypes

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    My Opinion On Stereotypes

    I think stereotypes just make harder for everyone to get along. Being prejudice has been a cause for many negative things.
    frunlt frunlt 16-17, M Nov 10, 2013

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    Hell, One Cost Me a Relationship.

    I've always been what most file under the heading of "nerd." I'm not in the best shape possible, I like things other people find silly, I read a lot, and I'm more likely to seek out a nonaggressive solution to my problems than otherwise. Two months ago, the most...
    MonstrousScholar MonstrousScholar 16-18, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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    Autistic But Not Subhuman

    I'm autistic but i'm not using it as a crutch and i'm not at 'Chris Chan' level when it comes to it either. Okay so I did get compared to him a few times..but still...that was long ago and I don't want to bring it back up ever again. I am saying that not all autistic people...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Jun 22, 2013

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    Wahoo let's just generalize a whole group of

    people so they can fit into our little boxes. Joy.
    Cryx Cryx 16-17, F Dec 11, 2013

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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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    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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    Just Because...

    Because I'm black it automatically means that I love Tyler Perry. I hate his writings, plays, and tv shows. Because I'm black that means I know how to twerk. I don't and never plan to learn something so stupid. Because I'm black I must be Christian when in fact I'm a practicing...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 20 hrs ago

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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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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    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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    I hate stereotypes especially

    when they're not true!! The say that you have to be with a certain group of people who have the same "style" or "attitude" as you. That's a huge lie! Especially since you are your own person. That happens to a lot of people in my school, even me. A lot of it is about who has the...
    SleepyTime1620 SleepyTime1620 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 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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    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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    MorbidPeaches MorbidPeaches 13-15, F Dec 15, 2013

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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 Apr 8

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    I'm skeptical about them to say the least.

    It's just another way of dividing people into different groups, so that we can continue to hate each other. We're all humans right? Why can't we just understand that, and stop dividing people int separate but not equal groups. Worse still, are stereotypical people who hate other...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 Jan 2

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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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    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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    Just Because I'm a Coloured Person...

    doesn't mean I'll be mugging you in an alleyway.. or swear constantly or listen to rnb/hiphop/rap or any other thing associated the colour of my skin.   I wish people would just get to know me, instead of assuming they know me before i even open my mouth.   *sigh...
    hostlessvessel hostlessvessel 18-21 2 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Sickening

    I really can't stand stereotypes. I've been in a few 'categories' in my lifetime, and it really disgusts me. I've been a cheerleader, but I was never loose and in fact never lost my virginity during high school. I've been 'preppy' and 'snobby' before, just for the fact that my...
    Drenna Drenna 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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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.
    XOasis XOasis 13-15, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I Don't Like Blue Eye And Blond Hair Boys.

    Why do all girls go crazy for these kind of boys. That a "good looking man" has to have these hazel, green eyes, attractive body, pink and yummy lips? I don't like them and generally never search for one of those when I'm in a crowded place. Why will I be with someone who has so...
    softkitty15 softkitty15 13-15, F Dec 1, 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...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I Hate Stereotypes!

    I live in Texas. Yeah everyone basically knows us as cowboys/cowgirls, and we live on farms, go to school on horses, have no internet, you get my point. I'm pretty sure most people already know that its all stereotypes, but for those of you who don't, please stop thinking that...
    terrablast765 terrablast765 16-17 Mar 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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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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    It's not fair that only girls can wear makeup,

    guys should wear make up. Not 'dress in drag' type makeup or makeup typically for girls. Make up to accentuate manly features or something. Movie stars, Tv actors, and pop stars do it all the time and that's why they have tons of fangirls and they look 'perfect'. But the thing...
    WolfNightV4X1 WolfNightV4X1 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I also hate how much they are perpetuated

    and sometimes even created by the media.
    LaurenAshleyJ LaurenAshleyJ 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    Tattooed,big Fake Hair, Mountains Of Make Up,little Dresses. Air Head? Rocker? Plastic?

    I'm tired of people saying "oh really? you don't look like that kinda girl"Why is that?I'm covered with tattoos, I have my ear lobes stretched and plenty of piercing.I wear loads of hair extensions, and plaster myself in make up.I'm naturally rather tanned so in with the cliche...
    DoeEye DoeEye 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    It Sickens Me

    i'm Canadian and i am proud of it. but that ford scandal crap is getting on my nerves its going international cause we're Canadian and we are not supposed to be like that. well who the hell cares it's one ****** up guy that got elected that's not something new it's only a mayor...
    HumanityInsanity HumanityInsanity 16-17, M Nov 15, 2013

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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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    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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    My Story.

    My whole life people have stereotyped who I should be.... Note I have a lot to say. When I was younger everyone in the building that I lived in thought "Oh she needs pretty dresses.","Everything has to be pink." and "I'll get barbies,cute stuffed animals and other things little...
    DLakey DLakey 16-17, F Jun 23, 2013

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    Im always stereotyped to be obbessesive over

    hair and makeup when i could really care less. Or being stereotyped to be a lowlife that cant function in the real world because im a gamer. It sucks 😞
    LizWasNotHere LizWasNotHere 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I Am Not A Lesbian, And I Am A Virgin.

    People assume that because i dress punkrock/80s grunge that i am not a virgin ( dont even know the connection) when in fact, I am. people assume that because i have a bestfriend that i have had for 11 years, that i love, that we are lesbian lovers, we are not, we just love...
    GraceIsAlone GraceIsAlone 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2013

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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 22-25, M Oct 17, 2013

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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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    Adults Who Still Live With Parents...so?

    I often wonder if this is just a regional thing, but anytime a topic may come up about an adult, in particular, a MAN still living with their parents, people seem to look down on it. I will never ever fail to see such degrading comments about it as if people really know the...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    I Hate It!

    I really hate the way that everyone is put into stereotypical groups, and the way that certain people are expected to do things becuase they've been stereotyped that way. First common exapmle, woman should stay in and do house work, while men go out to work......glad that ones...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2007

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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 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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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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    Since I Am A Teenage Girl

    I am a teenage girl, people think that; I love pink (No. I like the color black.) I LOVE clothes shopping (No. It's boring and I will wear my clothes until the end) I love Justin Bieber and One Direction (Eww, just...just no. Please hold while I go hide behind Coldplay and...
    ThreeDaysofGrace ThreeDaysofGrace 16-17, F Jun 23, 2013

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