Post # 31
My own pet peeve – Im a doctor, and it annoys me no end when people assume I’m a nurse (even after me telling them I’m a doctor when I introduce myself). There’s nothing wrong with being a nurse, they do a very important and difficult job that I would suck at. But I hate the assumption that a woman can’t be a doctor.
For the australians out there – I hate the term “boat people”. I think politicians use it to dehumanise refugees, and to me its as bad as any racial slur.
And in general, I hate the phrase “I’m not racist (or sexist, homophobic etc) but…” I think it pretty much guarantees that the person saying it actually is a bigot.
Post # 32
Agree with everything you said.
Post # 33
Southern stereotypes can get pretty out of control. I can read and write and I’m not racist. Those facts alone blow some people’s minds.
Post # 34
An acquaintance of mine referred me to her hair stylist. So, the owner was given me one-on-one service because my acquaintance was a good friend of hers. She and I were engaging in a really great conversation. So, as she was removing the smock from around my neck she saw some of the many tattoos on my back. She gasped and said, “Wow, I wouldn’t have ever thought that you would have tattoos.” I asked why not and she replied, “Because you’re college educated and usually unintelligent people get tattoos.” I was truly at a lost for a kind response because that was one of the most unintelligent comments I’d ever heard. Needless to say, I never went back to her salon.
Post # 35
I don’t think your coworker was going off of stereotypes. Statistically speaking caucasian males are more likely to commit mass attacks/murders such as that one.
Post # 36
I live in a rural area….and I do NOT own a tractor, listen to country music, wear cowboy boots, drink whiskey or drive a pick me up truck.
Post # 37
I don’t like any stereotypes (though I know I think them at times and then get pissed at myself) but the ones that piss me off the most have to do within my school district (I’m a teacher). For YEARS, we only had two high schools; one was the “rich” school and the other the “ghetto”. The kids at the “ghetto” school (which had amazingly talented kids and fantastic teachers…also have the most Presidential scholars in the U.S.) heard from the community that they were lazy, stupid, must be drug dealers, etc. It just ate at some of these kids and pissed all of us off. No wonder some kids didn’t do well…how could they when no one expected them to!
On a funnier note, I asked my students this year to identify stereotypes for a play we were reading. My favorite was “White people like cheese!” I had never heard this one before.
Post # 38
+1 to all of this. My SO had to apply for food stamps when he lost his job, and he put it off for so long because he could not stand the thought of being looked at like a charity case. It is not that he wouldn’t work, but nowhere would hire him!
Personally, I hate it when people act like I’m a high schooler who just wants to “play house” but not actually take on responsibilities because my SO and I are living with my parents. We pay rent, we pay our own bills; yes, my parents help us out and are doing us a huge favor by letting us live with them, but becoming an adult doesn’t just happen over night. It’s not like you graduate high school and a magical fairy comes and POOF! you have a job, car, college degree, 401k…
Post # 39
I hate when people, mostly men, think a woman who is above average attractive cannot also be smart. Especially smarter than their ignorant ass.
I told some older lady I worked with one time that I was a Christian and a Democrat. She replied ” there’s no such thing”.
Post # 40
I’m from Tasmania, Australia and there is a huge stereotype/joke that all Tasmanians are inbred and have 2 heads (from the inbreading). I’m so sick of people going “where’s the scar?!” (from where they removed the 2nd head: get it, get it – it’s so funny NOT). Am I supposed to laugh along with you offending me???
Also, I used to waitress part time when I was at uni. I was treated like a dumb blonde by the customers most of the time. This really got to me because I’d never been treated like that before and I really wanted to tell them that I was majoring in biochemistry.
My Mum is non-PC about a few things, the worst probably being people of a low socio-economic status (lower class). I grew up with her refering to this group of people as “poor stock”.
Post # 41
So I don’t know if this is a stereotype, but lately I’ve been hearing this a lot from my guy friends: “I’ve been hanging out with this girl and she’s super hot, and I mean, ridiculously beautiful, but she’s kind of a bitch.”
I’ve heard this from at least four different guys and IT GETS OLD! So, what, you stay with a chick because she has big boobs or a pretty face, and then complain about her nonstop because she has a sucky personality, and then want me to feel sorry for you?! I love my friends but sometimes they are too shallow and it makes me sick to my stomach!
Post # 42
I hate that when I say I’m from West Virginia people automatically assume I’m uneducated, or when people say things like ” oh! how far you from Richmond?”…. Been a seperate state now since 1863… I also hate when ppl assume I have 6 moms because I’m Mormon.. I get that question way more than I should.
Post # 44
…being called a princess at work by fellow employees (CNAs, I am an LPN) because I come from a well-off family and dress nice. Hello…I am a nurse and I grew up on a horse farm…trust me I get my hands dirty on a daily basis. Just because I’m more financially secure than they are and choose to look my best at work doesn’t make me a “princess” in my opinion.
That all reptile people have piercings and tattoos and are creepy…I breed leopard geckos and have bearded dragons, snakes, and crested geckos as pets. No one would ever guess it looking at me I’ve been told, I didn’t know I had to look a certain way to enjoy owning reptiles????