Post # 1
I’m at work right now and a coworker just told me about a multiple stabbing that happened at a building downtown in a city I used to live in. In short, a man stabbed 4-5 people with either scissors or a knife before being caught. Anyways theres a picture of the guy smiling in the cop car after being arrested. This man happens to be Asian. My coworker made such a big deal about this saying that she was “sure he would be a white guy. White people are crazy”. Then she went on to say that “the chinese” don’t do that kind of stuff. WTF…just a vent but really????
Post # 2
I’m 100% Italian, and NO, my family isn’t mob related.
Post # 3
I went on a date (and only one date) with a guy who said, “Wow, there sure are a lot of black people around. I hope I don’t get mugged.” I was too busy scraping my jaw off the floor to respond at the time, but when he texted the next day I explained why there would be no second date. Personally, I am tired of the dumb blond jokes. I am actually a very intelligent person. I may love to shop for clothes, but it’s not all I’m good for.
Post # 5
mrsalexander: You must be from Toronto! I just saw that on the news too.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
All stereotypes piss me off, frankly. Especially when I find myself to be the one making them.
Post # 7
mrsalexander: I’m sick and tired of the stereotype that if you’re super skinny, then you MUST be anorexic and that you need to “eat a burger” to help yourself. The worst one being that if you don’t have boobs or butt or any other curves, that you’re “not a real woman”. EXCUSE ME?!
Post # 8
I really dislike the stereotype that if I am a Republican then I (A) love Fox News (B) am super religious (C) think Obama is a Muslim and (D) in general cannot think for myself and rely on scare-tactic, misinformation Facebook posts and “news” from Glen Beck to get my talking points from.
Uhm no, I am fully capable of making my own informed decision and if someone paints everyone with that brush then that says more about them than it does about me.
I also ( in general) dislike stereotypes made about Southerners– but a lot of them are true… so I just tend to laugh those off more!
Post # 9
I’m a very petite person with a young face. When I was getting married and shopping for shoes etc everyone would make a big deal like I should be shopping for prom. I’m 24 so I can understand people may assume I’m younger but it’s rude to open your mouth and actually say it. No one wants to be treated like a child bride.
Post # 10
Mrs_Amanda: Hear hear to the stereotypes about Southerners! Anytime I travel somewhere out of Southern region and I tell people I’m from Mississippi they, most of the time, become extremely rude and condescending.
How ridiculous that someone would judge you on the place you’re born in.
Post # 11
mrsalexander: wow. yeah i hate ignorance. i don’t like it when people make jokes about other people who are of a different race or culture than them. i find it HIGHLY offensive and small-minded.
Post # 12
misskittenn: IKR, I find it really stupid that people make an assumption about an entire region… especially if they’ve never been there or only been to “New Orleans once 10 years ago”. Ok awesome, great sample size you’re working with!
Post # 13
Mrs_Amanda: i’m an independent. my mother is a democrat and she uses words like “those republicans” or “all republicans” and it drives…me…crazy!!!!! first of all, NO party is unblemished and perfect. i will find fault with every party that’s out there and i have made several comments about the decisions made by all administrations. that’s the reason why i’m an independent. in my opinion, the politician’s job is a hard one so no one party can get it right for all the pople. her issues sometimes come from a place of ignorance. how do i know? because i actually know things about the topics she complains about and if i bring up debatable details, she will say “well i did not know that.” most people who try to lift up their party by putting down another would much rather put their energy into that than educating themselves on the issues. i don’t use words like “all and every” because it’s flawed.
Post # 14
TaurianDoll: Exactly! In real life conversations I see it less and less, because people, for the most part, are more polite face to face as opposed to being online and “anonymous”. If I am reading something “news” related and generalizations and stereotypes are thrown in there, it is immediately discredited, IMO.
Post # 15
My mom comes up with all of these crazy stereotypes and it drives me crazy. When Fiance and I first got engaged (he’s Jewish), she was really impressed by the ring, and added that I got such a nice ring, “because Jewish people love big diamonds” WHAT?! Thankfully, Fiance is able to laugh off her craziness, and she truly means no harm, but still. She also didn’t know that calling Japanese people “Japs” is offensive, and proceeded to talk about how many “Japs” visited Prince Edward Island when we vacationed there. So embarrassing.
Also, just because my family is Irish does not mean we’re all alcoholics or drunks, thank you very much.