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I Hate Stereotypes

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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 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Foreign people do this too,

    no offense. Every time I go one YouTube, there is that one foreign person who post a hate comment about Americans. I'm American, but I'm not obese and I feel extremely that this is going on. People have to stop assuming someone's personality because of their looks.
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    First off, I'd like to say this has everything

    to do with racial stereotypes: I looked at a question on EP that said why do" white people want to act black?". I was annoyed because as a mixed race individual and human being, you can't act like a particular race because the population is broad. Black people go way beyond the...
    insiignify insiignify 16-17, M 1 Response May 6

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    Part 1 Last week I was a victim of

    stereotypical racism.A guy on here and I had been talking.He was friendly and seemed to be good person to talk to.We had alot of groups in common and everything seemed fine.When he first messaged me I told him that I was Africa American (seeing as though some people are...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Who said black girls can't have great hair?

    Society? Check this out ;) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7fWlZniWzL0&feature=youtu.be
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F Mar 1

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 23

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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 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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    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 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 1 Response Jun 22

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    I hate it that people label you in a

    stereotypical type of way base on where you're from.
    TeresaIsAsian TeresaIsAsian 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 25

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

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    I cant even walk into school without people

    thinking im going to shoot them....
    johnnykman johnnykman 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    I've been stereotyped too much.

    People usually expect me to be like other African Americans they have met... I completely hate it. I'm frequently told "You act so white!" And the infamous "Wow you talk white!" It grinds my gears.
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    I'm black and I will not drink kool aid

    or eat fried chicken. My parents are African and when I tell people that they will always assume that my parents were poor and living in mud huts >:(
    LoveForSoccer15 LoveForSoccer15 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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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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    so people say that I am not a christian

    for some of the things I say and do. Not all Christians are perfect. I have been in and out of Christianity and Wiccanism. I have recently repented and broke down on my knees. Im not the "typical" christian. People hate me for my looks and style. Im not perfect.
    scarxscar scarxscar 18-21, F Jan 9

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    It looks like people can't live in this world

    without labeling others and getting labeled themselves. It has become such a natural and fundamental part of us that we don't even notice it anymore. The problem is not the fact that such labels exist, we all have many. The problem is the generalized, oversimplified, and most of...
    canttakeitin canttakeitin 22-25, M Sep 3, 2014

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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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    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

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 25

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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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    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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    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 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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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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    Anyone who stereotypes based off race,

    gender, country, etc just needs to get their f***ing throats slit. So tired of it. *siiiiiiiiigh*
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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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

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    hello, this may be counted

    as spam. I promise I do not mean to be annoying. anyway, I created a Facebook page based on trying to help people understand stereotypes. It is very new and I don't have many likes but if you would like to check it out or share it, that would be great! I am trying really hard to...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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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 9 Responses May 1

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    Who's to say someone is a certain way?

    I don't think it's right to put labels on people. White people aren't always smart. Black people aren't always dumb. Asian people aren't always unlucky. Mexicans aren't always convicts. Why do people always try to label other people? I think that it's okay sometimes to label...
    ksmith0315 ksmith0315 26-30 Feb 24

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    I'm Mexican American

    and people are always like why can't you speak Spanish and I bet you guys a lot of veggies and stuff since your dad works in the field . He's a lawyer wtf
    alevv alevv 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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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

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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

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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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    Ok ok soo i think stereotype r sooo dumb.

    Like dont do it seriously labels annoy the hel out of me. and the rest of the planet. People will label u on everything like where u sit at lunch the way u style ur hair the way u dress what colour ur skin ur hair ur nails even ur eyes are for crying out loud!!its ridiclous...
    gramafey gramafey 16-17, F Sep 11, 2014

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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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