Which "stereotype" do you hate the most?

@calai618 (1781)
Philippines
November 5, 2009 7:56am CST
It doesn't really have to be the worst of them all like racism and the likes..Just a simple and common stereotype will do. Something you always hear or you have grown up to hate.. Mine would be the "pink is for girls, blue for boys"! I really get pissed off when people stick on that "rule" but sometimes I just laugh. I feel sorry for those two colors because they become limited to just a specific gender. Lol. I really don't think colors should have genders. They may have different meanings or connotations but I wish they aren't judged by genders.. :D What about you?
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@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Nov 09
calai618 The sterotype I hate the worst is oh she is old, she would not ever be interested in this, she's just an old lady. we give the term old here in the United states derogatory twist, meaning if you are past seventy,you are naturally senile, dribble down your chin, and no longer care about anything, wrong, wrong, wrong. Just like the silly idea that boy babies wear blue, and girls pink. People now days live longer and healthier, and many of us senior citizens still have all the hobbies, and likes and dislikes of people twenty or thirty years younger.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
I see. i'm sorry about that. Sadly though, a lot of senior citizens also are the ones subjecting themselves to stereotypes. My grandmother for example keeps on insisting that she's old and therefore cannot do anything she desires. I proposed to her once that she should wear this new dress and she said she was too old for that style. It wasn't even a sexy or revealing type, actually it was a decent one. But, she was the one who reasoned out that the dress isn't for her and that people may laugh at her because she is old... :(
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
7 Nov 09
Good one Hatley! I love it when I'm listening to the old rock that I grew up with and some kid will ask me why I'm listening to their music or if i'm trying to be cool. Actually I was listening to Black Sabbath one day in the car and my daughter commented that she hated it when I tried to listen to the same kind of music as her. She was quite surprised when I told her how old it was. Calais, Yes, I have heard some older people that use "old" as an excuse for all sorts of things but I know so many who have so so much to offer and are still fun and young at heart. It's one thing if an older person brings it on and quite another when a younger person just judges them by their age.
• United States
5 Nov 09
The stereo type that hooters girls are dumb and easy. I worked at hooters in college and I have B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Also I've been with my fiance for 2.5 years. If anything I think I was smart working there because I have no student loans and at the age of 21 I was able to buy a house, and at the age of 24 I sold it and profited 62,000. It also bugged me the looks I got when I said I worked at hooters.
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@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
Mybe they just envy you because they say only beautiful girls work at hooters hehe. Anyway, however irritating that may seem, the only thing we can do is to not be affected by them. At least we know for ourselves that we are decent people and that they are very much mistaken..I admire you for having the courage and will to succeed!!! Keep it up!!!
@Savedeath (255)
• China
5 Nov 09
yes,i'm agree with you.we can't juge the colors by genders just like we can't juge others' talent through their outside or just through the examization.the worst thing i hate is many teachers only juge their students depending on their mark of examization.why,why their eyesight can only reach a couple of papers.that's unfair for others who have some other wonderful talent such as music,sports etc...
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@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
Yes that's very true. A lot of my previous teachers didn't even consider other factors such as class performance or participation, etc etc..What's worse is that "first impressions last" really do exists. Once the student become the top student at the start of the year, he or she would be thought as the best the whole year..really silly but true..
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Nov 09
Gender roles. For example, one bully when I was a kid was picking on my younger brother and I gave him hell. His mom gave me a lecture about how girls don't act that way. Well heck lady tell your kid not to be a bully and then I won't have any reason to act that way!!!
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@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
6 Nov 09
I hate the religious stereotypes. When I tell people I am Christian they think I'm one of those raving lunatics that bomb abortion clinics and go door to door bothering people to convert to my religion. Nothing could be further from the truth, but we are maligned on the internet, newspapers and media all the time. In my country they won't even let us publicly celebrate our religious holidays because it might offend other religions but those other religions can celebrate as they wish. I know that this reply isn't as light-hearted as your discussion is, but it's a most serious stereotype that affects my life. I do not like stereotypes. They impose traits on people that usually are not there.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
It's ok. I actually thank you for sharing this because I know how you feel. I am Catholic and many people out there have a lot to say about (and against) us which I don't wanna elaborate anymore. They strongly believe on those stereotypes and judgments they have which are very far from what's true.
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@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
6 Nov 09
I recently moved back to my home state and re-established a wonderful relationship with a cousin I haven't seen in 30 years. She converted to Catholicism about the time I moved away. I was shocked but I have learned that a lot of my opinions about the religion were ignorant and uninformed. God moves in mysterious ways, doesn't He?
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Oh there are so many of them. I can't really say that I hate them but they are just kind of silly. I'm blonde so I grew up with that stigma. It's not so bad. I have a built in excuse for all the dumb things that I do.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
Lol. At least you found some perks on these stereotypes..haha. But seriously, that's one of the most silly stereotypes I heard..
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
7 Nov 09
I know, huh? But some people actually do really think that way believe it or not.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Nov 09
I dont like it either and I bought all kind of different colors for Grand daghter she looks good in all color but alas she is stuck on yup ya guessed it PINK! But I do try to through in differnt colors for her to wear lol Oh yes the one I hated most is ya cant do that your a girl!!! I proved them all wrong I did anything I put my mind too!
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
Wow that's very good! there isn't really a more effective way to shut those people up than to show them in front of their eyes that they are definitely wrong. It's pointless to argue sometimes and it's much easier to just show them what you can do!!! :D you go girl!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
7 Nov 09
thanks
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
6 Nov 09
I hate racism. We are mixed color race. Usually we are brown. Some are slightly bright. Our boys like bright(not white) girls. Girls don't consider color.
• China
7 Nov 09
I also hate this. I think racism has already existed for a long time. Although in modern society less people consider about it, if a girl may be still not married to a yellow man.
@wwwwhw (3)
• China
6 Nov 09
I have experienced a lot of "rules" like you said ,and I almost accustomed them.I think everybody has experienced these "rules",maybe these "rules" are wrong but they have exist so many years.there is one sentence said like this "if it's exist it's reasonable ".Don't complain but do sth what we like.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
Thanks for the reply wwwwhw!!! i have to agree with you. A lot of these stereotypes we have are actually very silly and we are well aware of them being silly. but, since it's been like that all this time, we just kind of gotten accustomed to them..
@JohnJeff (722)
• Malaysia
5 Nov 09
Hi friend.The most thing I hate about streotype is zombie movie.All zombies must eat fresh flesh of human.Especially zombie movies based on virus out breaks.All humans that infected by the virus must become zombie.Hollywood don't have ideas anymore to produce zombie movies that totally different from the existing movie.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
hell yeah! maybe those people are also afraid to perent something new to the public because they don't want to be criticized or laugh at. They just stick to what's been accepted already even though it's a mere stereotype.. Or maybe they are just simply running out of ideas.. :(
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
5 Nov 09
I hate the general assumption that girls should do house work, boys should do outside work. If it goes on these lines, it is ok. But in present times, both girls and boys go for work. After marriage, the same rule is followed. Though the girl goes for work, the house work is thrust entirely on the girl only. If at all the man helps in a small work, it is treated as though he has done a great help out of way. Even mothers-in-law talk about it in a big way. This stereotype treatment of girls causes me hatred on the society.
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
Did you know that my wife and i switched roles? My wife is the one working outside and I am the one working in the house tending our 3 kids and doing all household chores.Oh my,it was really difficult at first and "embarrassing" on my part! My wife left us to work in another country leaving me my 3 boys, and my youngest was barely 2 years old then. So,i spent most of my time watching our baby, mix the milk and changing diapers even during the middle of the night! I prepared meals 3x a day, do the dishwashing, laundry, iron and mend clothes, and cleaning the house. And when i go out, I bring my baby with me in the market even in PTA meetings. Now 5 years had passed and my youngest had just celebrated his 7th birthday last month, still i am here in the house but now i have more time to do home-based jobs to augment our income. Well, i'd just like to point out that those general assumptions are now things of the past. There is no room for improvement and progress if we keep on sticking on those stereotyped roles and traditions. My wife thanked me so much for being "under-standing"....(?)
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Nov 09
U are right about the colors i don't think they should have genders either but they definitely do. One of the things people use to say to me that just aggravated the crap out of me was " if i had your money, yada, yada. I never could figure out why they said to me. If they had , had my money they would probably sit down & cry for the lack of it. I never had any money except for what i made working my fanny off. As any single working mom knows u do well to make ends meet.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
i know what you're talking about.. sadly, there are really those insensitive people who will keep making you feel inferior or pityful..
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
I really don't like it when girls try to use that 'ladies first' as well as 'men and women have equal rights' concept to their advantage. I mean, yeah, I do agree to those ideas sometimes but, they just go over to the extent of forcing one to show courtesy instead of getting it when it is really offered to them. There's a line where all equally wait and then a girl would cut in line, shows a smile and expect others to tolerate her actions because she looks nice and 'ladies first' seems to circulate through the air.. where did the 'equal rights go..?'
• China
7 Nov 09
I hate the steteotpye of the person who can earn a lot of money will have a good social class.
• China
6 Nov 09
why does man like girl's long hairs ? girl always have thier long hairs.but i don't like .i don't konw how to express.that is all.
@tokouchi (370)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
Well, stereotypes aren't helpful at all. They are just generalizations made without proper basis. I specially hate racism because it never brings any good. You can't just label people with stereotypes, it's just not proper. BTW, i have a pink shirt that says, "Tough guys wear Pink".
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
6 Nov 09
I hate the stereotype that girls should get married and have babies. I've been fighting that one since I was FOUR!
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
6 Nov 09
the stero type i cant stand are those who claim to be christians but treats other like crap and judge people too. the racest kind is second on my list as well
@qmeyers (42)
• United States
5 Nov 09
The stereotype that I dislike is that you are labeled a "militant" if you choose to wear your hair in a natural hairstyle. Why can my hair not be a creative extension of who I am???
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
5 Nov 09
I hate sexist people. People always assume that boys are better than girls, but that's not true. I'm on the debate team, and during tournaments, the guys always underestimate the girls. They think we suck because debate includes public speaking, which is typically a boy sport, but we're just as good. They always assume that if they have a girl opponent, they can win. But I've beaten tons of boys, and they think it's only the judges fault, and that they should have won. ARG...It's so frustrating.