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I Hate Stereotypes

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    Willdad just called me a crazy *****

    for telling the truth about how our health care isn't as great as TV told him it is.... People do get treated crappy here... Period.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    I harbor a stronger resentment to those

    that cling to their stereotypes as well. I've arrived at a number of theories though I can't share as they haven't developed enough, and I'd hate to defend what I may find to be utterly stupid come 20 minutes from now. Anyhow, stereotypes belong in one of those many categories...
    SinWithMe SinWithMe 18-21 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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    The hat so commonly associated with atheism,

    anti-semitism, and misogyny is not a fedora, it's actually called a trillby, but if that sounds too complicated you can always call it the "fake fedora." Ian McKellin will sometimes wear a fedora, reddit users do not. The black beret also fits into the category of elitists...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 Apr 21, 2015

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    Why does everyone think asians are good at math

    and know karate. We're great at math and are natural born ninjas and samurais. Get the stereotype right ;) In one of my programming classes in college my professor was going around asking the students a question and everyone he asked didnt know the answer. When he finally got...
    RichardHertz RichardHertz 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2015

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    Wait...Isn't this group stereotyping

    that all stereotypes are bad?
    EveRiffton EveRiffton 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    Everyone thinks I'm some girl-using badass

    douschebag because I do parkour and skate and play guitar. the real me has severe depression, anxiety, doesn't like sex, and is very emotionally sensitive.
    Cwins165 Cwins165 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 2, 2015

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2007

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    I am against stereotypes,

    but I understand them.
    micaconamor micaconamor 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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    So I was playing pop/rock music on the bus,

    and this girl (She's white) goes "ew who's playing white people music?". I turned and said "oh I'm sorry that I don't have "black people" music on my phone". I hate that people think just because your a certain race you have to listen to certain music & act a certain way. There...
    iamj iamj 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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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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    This guy was shocked

    that I hunt. He said he didn't know black people hunt! 0.o
    BadGirlLost BadGirlLost 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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    My gym teacher embarrassing me in front of my

    friend by kind of calling me a 'wimp' which I'm not but he just base me because of I wearing a glasses
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2, 2015

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    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Oct 4, 2014

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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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    I feel like keeping the picture of myself

    as my profile picture because I want to accept who am and be able to look at myself in the mirror normally. There is one problem I find stupid about putting my picture it's that it will always be the first thing people will look at. I have noticed that myself that people will...
    ErenBombastic ErenBombastic 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 6, 2015

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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 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    Just because your white,

    doesn't mean you're racist. Just because you're black, doesn't mean you can't swim, or you're a bad person. Just because your Asian, doesn't mean you get straight A's Just because you wear a turban, doesn't mean you're a terrorist. Just because you're Mexican, doesn't mean...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

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    Don't let this face fool you,

    I'm much smarter than you think. I've surprised many people because they don't expect a girl with decent looks to be intelligent. The doubt in their eyes.. It only fuels the fire in mine. The life of an aspiring nurse, I suppose.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

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    I mean seriously! Stop!

    I'm not some dumb blonde. I am not innocent just because I'm 13! I'm not judgmental because I'm a Christian. I'm not mean to gay people! I don't eat all day because I weigh 168 as of now. I'm not emotional and not independent because my zodiac sign is cancer! Stop your...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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    I really despise Australian stereotypes.

    No we do not put "shrimp on a barbe". We don't even call them shrimp! They are prawns. The entire country is not filled with kangaroos and boomerangs. Very few of us have thick illiterate Australian accents too. And there is no such thing as drop bears.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 22, 2015

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    "I feel so black right now" No.

    You can't feel black. Being black isn't a one time experience. Don't classify my identity into an emotions to make you feel better. We can not relate. We never will.
    Heuristic Heuristic 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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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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    I hate them. I'm black.

    No I'm not "ghetto", ratchet, loud, rude (only when you make me mad), angry (only if you give me a reason to be angry), I'm not sassy! I don't roll my neck (I roll my eyes a lot tho) I don't have any baby daddies or kids! I never lived in the ghetto or projects, I don't steal...
    UnfriendlyBlackGirl UnfriendlyBlackGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    My mother talks a lot about Hispanics not being

    able to read, or Asian people not being able to drive well... It makes me so angry because I believe in treating a person as an individual and not as whatever their race is.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 29, 2015

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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 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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    People are INDIVIDUALS

    for ***'s sake!
    Lvcifyre Lvcifyre 16-17 Dec 28, 2015

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    I walk out the door as a girl,

    pretty and made up; I'm pined as a stereotype. I walk out the door as a boy, rugged and ready to work; I'm pined as a stereotype. When what I really want to be pined as is a person trying to get through life stuck between two worlds!
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 8 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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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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    No I'm not a bad parent,

    I'm not a hard ***, I don't smoke weed, I don't refuse to wear heels, I'm not attention seeking, I was never, and will never be a **** star. ~All things that I have been labeled based on my actions and my appearance...
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2015

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    sirnatural sirnatural 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2015

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    I hate nothing more than Muslims

    who makes you feel like you said something you never intended to say (even when I used to be a Muslim I hated this). This conversation happened yesterday: Him: How are you? Me: Im fine Thank God (I always use this word with this specific person so he doesn't give me a headache...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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    cuteblackgirl12345 cuteblackgirl12345 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    I hate labels in general.

    For example, you tell someone you love nature and you love the thought of making it a better place and you get called a hippie or a tree-hugger. Okay? I love trees but I'm not going to go up and hug it. The word hippie is completely irrelevant. It has little to nothing to do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2015

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    I like how some of my music scares people,

    I'm obsessed with anime, and yet the clothes I actually wear are ******* sports attire because I find it comfortable. I don't even dye my hair.
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 May 10, 2015

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    Anyone who stereotypes based off race,

    gender, country, etc just needs to get their f***ing throats slit. So tired of it. *siiiiiiiiigh*
    AfterFall AfterFall 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

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    "You asked why i blocked you

    but all you say to me is rude **** and then you act hella childish to me lmao foh" -white girl on my Facebook page
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Dec 8, 2015

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    My mom convinced me that

    because I was black I couldn't do/be/like certain stuff... And at school they didn't allow me to play football
    Norial Norial 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    The most thought provoking thing happened last

    night at work. One of our servers, a really nice, sweet boy (wouldn't hurt a fly), came into the kitchen pretty annoyed. When I asked him what he was so upset about, he told me that he'd been left a $3 tip at a table with a bill of $140. I giggled a little bit at him, jokingly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 1, 2015

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    Part two This is way over due

    but here goes. About a year ago I was a victim of racial stereotyping on here. My experience is somewhere below if you want the back story (part 1). So after he insulted my picture that I stupidly sent, later that night someone messaged me. He seemed sympathetic and a OK but...
    leadmenot leadmenot 18-21, F Dec 29, 2015

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Let's play break the stereotype!

    I'll go first. I'm a girl and love I sports
    shymic shymic 18-21, F 53 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    I hate when people give African Americans

    stereotypes because I'm completely the opposite.
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2015

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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 20 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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