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Re: Stereotyping

Postby Shuntiana » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:47 pm

Unfortunately I think Stereotyping is human nature, in one way or another. Whether it's one thing or the other, we may not do it on purpose +Shrug+ but it happens.

I'm not saying I like it by any means, I'm just saying it happens whether we like it or not. I know it doesn't help out any situation. Trust me, when I was freshmen, there was a guy I liked, but I thought he was a prep and he'd never go for a nerd like me. Boy, was I wrong. After being in the same French and Art class together and never getting a hint if he wanted to, I just kinda gave up. And I'm sorry I did, because it will always be a "what if" for me. What if I had worked up my courage in Art class?? I'll never know, why?? because I judged. And the next few years he had sudden began to hate everything I liked, for no reason it seemed like, but I really knew the reason.
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Re: Stereotyping

Postby heartofmp* » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:15 pm

I absolutely hate stereotypes...im constantly being labled as "preppy" (I like Ralph Lauren and wear bright colors a lot)(but if you listen to my ipod youd be surprised...I don't listen to the radio a lot and my favorite music genre is alt. rock) and "quiet" just because, in school I liked reading by myself rather than talk to people I really don't like just to seem like I fit in. Around my friends I'm loud and talkative and in high school I hung around with a group of people so different I don't think anyone could stereotype the group as a whole... Once I was talking to a girl and she said "wow, I thought you really looked like a B****,but you are so nice!!" I guess I tend to keep to myself, (what is it with people and not liking anyone to just be by themselves?LOL) Oh well,Im proud of who I am and I know that I can get along with anyone,go ahead and stereotype that :lol: Go being YOURSELF!!


Edit- haha I just noticed something,I kind of made a hypocrite of myself (people I don't like, and then I get along with everybody) There are some people I don't get along with--those people who you thought you got along with but it turns out they bash you behind your back... *shrug*
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Re: Stereotyping

Postby Shugo_vampire » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:22 pm

Stereotyping is common at my school and I'm guilty of it, we all are in someway.

I hate how people stereotype of an anime fan as a shut in nerd.Were actually just like everyone else but we just didn't grow up in a sense. We like cartoons? So what? For a lot of us its keeps us out of trouble and keeps us out. We also dress up from time, so? Its that we love something so much we like to act like the characters? We also are very social beings, we love to talk to other fans. What do you think we do at cons. We mostly shop, talk to actors and writers and hang. We do anything from concerts to dances in three days! Its really fun. Also, not all of us are guys, were mostly female!
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Re: Stereotyping

Postby Hale_Yes! » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:27 pm

you know what really get on my nervs though? is when people are like (and im not saying this about anyone on here! just about the people i know personaly) " oh i really hate stereotyping..i cant stand anyone who does that!.
but then they turn around and are like " oh no dont talk to them, they are a geek/nerd/goth/prep.. u know. i think if they are going to tell someone else how to act, then maybe they should take a good look in the mirror.

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Re: Stereotyping

Postby alellie » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:58 pm

People say I'm a nerd because I wear glasses, read a lot (Twilight, duh), and I'm Asian. xP
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Re: Stereotyping

Postby Spartan » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:51 pm

alellie wrote:People say I'm a nerd because I wear glasses, read a lot (Twilight, duh), and I'm Asian. xP


O.K Do Yanks Stereotype Asians a nerds or something then? We don't over here. Actually I don't really know of any Asian stereotypes used in England..
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Re: Stereotyping

Postby debussygirl » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:14 pm

Spartan wrote:
alellie wrote:People say I'm a nerd because I wear glasses, read a lot (Twilight, duh), and I'm Asian. xP


O.K Do Yanks Stereotype Asians a nerds or something then? We don't over here. Actually I don't really know of any Asian stereotypes used in England..

It is a stereotype in USA. Well, not nerds as much geniuses.
I've observed my school since I looked at this thread, and I think we do stereotype people, but we're open to everyone. Like the "nerd" will talk to the "punk" and the "gangsta" will talk to the "prep" and we all don't care what people are stereotyped as. Now don't think my school's perfect (in fact, if you knew about my school you'd probably think the opposite). Because if you're a jerk people won't put up with you. We aren't that accepting.
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Re: Stereotyping

Postby mrs.jordancullen » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:54 pm

for some reason i was stereotyped as "rich" and "white" :?:
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Re: Stereotyping

Postby tinuviel2006 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:44 pm

Boy, do I hate stereotyping! I was labeled as quiet and shy in my high school, only because I'm not first in the line to brag about something, or comment. I feel like I don't have to have an opinion about everything and share it with others.
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Re: Stereotyping

Postby italiangirl1577 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:55 pm

I'm classified as quiet, the Shakespeare Goddess, and a 'know-it-all'. I don't sit in class and carry on full length conversations (quiet); I have a grade point average of 4.21 (know-it-all), and I have read almost all of Shakespeare's plays and even have parts of them memorized (Shakespeare Goddess). People also think that I'm anti-American, because I love Britain, but I'm not! I do like America, but the weather is better in London (I love rain!)! I just like Britain...a lot...I ♥ Britain! (& the guys who live there!♥)
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