Is disliking a stereotype... a stereotype?
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Posted 3/14/08
Your thoughts guys?
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Posted 3/14/08
I actually had to re-read that a couple times.

Its interesting that you should put it that way, because I think there's some validity in saying that it is. But I don't think that its entirely correct to put it in that category because that's not really the truest sense of the word. To me, its more like discrimination because you have something against that particular stereotype, right?

My gosh, you got me thinking too hard
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hm....good question. thats hard >__<.
Posted 3/14/08
umm if you say soo....
i cant think properly at this time of day.
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76 / F / 妙境 «« Changmin's ;;
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Posted 3/14/08
I don't quite understand the question. Do you have it in a version for idiots?
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Posted 3/15/08

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Depends, people who dislike stereotypes are usually because they experienced being stereotyped by random people. Which would leave them to dislike it not because everyone else dislikes it, but because they experienced it.
Others dislike it because people always complain about it. So these would be the people who are stereotyping stereotypes by disliking them...i guess..
not sure of my answer. x.x

p.s i think this should go in the E.D section, dont you?


exactly! perfect answer! im one who has been stereotyped many times especially since im an immigrant so i hate stereotypes but i also know a lot of people who think of stereotyping as the same thing as racism and just hate because they think its wrong and not because they've expreienced it before.

and yes this definitely deserves to go in the E.D. section. first topic in a while that i've seen that isnt based on some recent event or crap like "what is god". great topic. Good job zeeky!!
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Posted 3/15/08
unless you dont know that person,
then yes.
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Posted 3/15/08
They probably shouldn't be made. Even if it does hold some truth to them, they dont exactly apply to everyone. So its better to keep that kinda shit to yourself. Some are funny, but just laugh a little on the inside.
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Posted 3/15/08
I'm sometimes fine with stereotyping but when that person says that all "ethnicity" does this and that. It really gets me mad. A person should keep their thoughts and opinions in their mind if they are just inconsiderate comments.
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Hmm, let's see... a stereotype is classifying and generalizing people's behaviours into groups. It's like algorithm, repeated long enough, becomes some sort of pattern, and goes back to square one. For example, I could call this discussion of stereotypes in itself stereotypical, since the term is so hyped and 'cliche'.

To stereotype someone would be involving personal standards of what is typical and what groups are formed. By your own standards, you group people into these smaller categories, in which you deem to be acting upon predicted outcomes. When these ideas concretize, they become 'labels'. To be out of this 'labelling' business would therefore assure one the measure of some uniqueness of some sort, and should one consciously try to avoid this categorization in favor of indivisualism would be counterculture.

Counterculture can be a subculture as well, so yes, I believe dislike of 'stereotypes' would be stereotypical, as categorized by a third party.
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Posted 3/16/08
um i dun think so and let me give an example

Stereotype: Some of the most common i have heard
All Asian are smart in math.
Blonds are dumb.
Irish are drunkard.
and the list continue on..

Let say: I am blond and someone direct that comment at me. I know that it is not true because some blond are really smart. I dislike that person who believed all blond are dumb. Then it gets worst, a group of people stereotype or believe(assumed) that blonds are dumb. I then assumed that they are all ignorant because no smart(doesnt have to be intelligence wise, commonsense is good too) person would believe such thing. Am I stereotype against them at this stage? Maybe, but if I dislike people like that does not mean I am stereotype against them but because I know they are wrong.

Fact: Not all blonds are dumb. Remember most people like to dye their hair blond. If they dye their hair blond, does that mean they become dumb...I dont think so..the dye might killed some brain cells..but not enough to lead to retardation....


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Posted 3/17/08
I highly doubt this topic had any thought of creating an extended discussion, whatsoever... but it doesn't seem fair to lock it either...



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