stereotypes

An "Almost Scary Movie"...

(( … where stereotypical teens face terrifying horror movie scenarios, and instead of diving in, they actually listen to the black friend in the group and just GTFO.

*Noise in the basement*
“Hey, maybe we should go check it ou-”
“Ah hell no… What’s wrong with you? You don’t know what’s down there!”
“Yeah… Yeah you’re right… Let’s get out of here.”

*Cursed amulet*
“Look what I just bought-”
“How many goddam times do I hafta tell you!?”
*Mount Dooms it*

*Showers*
“Who the hell showers at 4am with the door unlocked and the window open? Get your smelly ass out of there and go to bed.”

*Graveyard*
“I hear this place is haunted… Maybe…”
“… No.”

“Hoe don’t do it…”
*Pulls out Ouija Board*
“Oh my god.” ))

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20 Surprising Videos From The #DontJudgeChallenge You’ll Actually Love

The #DontJudgeChallenge started as a way to combat negativity on the Internet and to promote body positivity. I’m not sure where that initial goal went, because the videos quickly morphed into being more insulting and negative than anything else. People posted videos of themselves going from “ugly” to “pretty.” Unfortunately, the “ugly” versions included fake acne, body hair, glasses, and buck teeth – all of which insulted the people who actually do deal with that stuff.

The good news is that many social media users managed to turn it around a little bit. Some people made #DontJudgeChallenge videos that made fun of the trend, and actually did encourage body positivity.

Dude--really?

I attended a conference recently focusing on women in the building industry, with an emphasis on leadership and the struggles women have in this traditionally male-dominated field. Roughly 99% of the attendees were women.  In one talk, a male panelist was talking about his father, and how bad he is at sports.  Eventually the guy blurted out, “He throws like a girl!” and I thought, “Seriously??? You’re addressing a roomful of women and you decide “like a girl” is the best way to convey ineptitude?”  What in the world made him think that was a good idea? 

And man, I love white people, too. But it’s so hard being a black kid in a predominantly white, upper middle class, community. And it’s just that I find most of my friends are racist and/or prejudiced and it’s so sad because they are my friends. Like I love everyone, but as I grow older I’m starting to find that so many people look at people that look like me as less than. The worst part is most of them aren’t completely at fault, because it’s how they were raised. 

I can’t remember how many times I’ve heard, “You’re not like most black people” or, “I don’t find black women attractive.” And that’s so fucking sad like who do you think you are? 

I think one of the reasons many white people have trouble seeing the problems of colored people is because it’s not personal enough for them, and they simply can’t relate. But what if somehow they knew they’d have to tell their son he’d be stereotyped and instantly perceived as less than his white counterpart? Or if they knew that one day their daughter would hear the words, “You’re pretty, for someone of your color.” As if being black was a disadvantage. 

Their stereotypical banter and their offensive jokes sting and they have the nerve to become indignant if we get offended. Because it’s just a joke, right? NO. It’s a joke for you. It’s life for us. An unequal life we’ve had to grow accustomed to. Learning that this is just the way things are, we silently accept them. And when we do they never learn the nature of their offensive mindsets. 

So call them out. Say, “Hey, that offends me, and it’s not right.” Because racism separates. And when they get angry and feel you’re the one being unreasonable(because it’s just a joke, right?), tell them just that. So here it is. Your words, the same words you find hilarious or harmless, cause separation. And my reality is the bud of your joke. So, it may seem harmless to you. But you aren’t the one being subliminally told that you are less than, and because of that, we are not the same. 

I’m sorry if I’ve offended anyone. And to all of my white friends reading this, don’t think I hate you or have ill feelings toward you. I love you guys. And I need you. That will never change. But sometimes some of you are offensive as shit. Just saying.

LGBTQIA(...) Community:

I am currently working on my BA in psychology, and this year I am looking to put together a fairly extensive project regarding stereotypes and how stereotyping works within the human brain.

I am asking for help from any of you who are willing to take a few minutes out of your day to assist me in trying to break down some of the common stereotypes regarding the LGBTQIA(…) community.

If YOU identify as a part of the community, and you do not fit common stereotypes associated with the letter(s) you identify as, please respond to this post either through tumblr or through email (which I will provide upon request through message). Please include a brief description of why you or someone you know (but only with their permission!) do not fit these stereotypes. It would also be very helpful if you could include a picture of yourself for visual aid if applicable, but I will leave that part optional.

If this post isn’t applicable to you, I ask only that you please reblog it so that it has the chance to get to somebody that it applies to. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! :)

-M-

Don't Tell Me My Deafness isn't "Bad Enough"

I’m often told my deafness isn’t severe enough because I manage well in conversations. What people miss however is the extent to which they’ll say something and I’ll respond with “what?” or “pardon?”
I manage well in coversation, yes, but I often miss things. I’ll use the responses above to buy myself time to piece together “what’s likely to have been said?” or “what word did I miss?” and you’ll conveniently chalk it up to speaking too quiet or me being turned away or anscentmindedly distracted.
So don’t tell me my hearing loss isn’t severe enough - it is. you often just don’t notice it. Don’t tell me things you don’t understand about my experience, it minimizes my life. It minimizes who you think I am. It minimizes what I think of you.

what annoys the signs the most about their representation on tumblr

Aries: the extreme anger/violence stereotype

Taurus: the stereotype that they’re always eating

Gemini: that they’re the most hated sign

Cancer: the excessive crying stereotype

Leo: the extreme hate they get during shade hour

Virgo: that they’re the “prissy” ones

Libra: the assumption that they never get into fights and aren’t intelligent

Scorpio: the sex-crazed stereotype

Sagittarius: nothing, they don’t give a fuck

Capricorn: that they’re the overlooked sign

Aquarius: the alien thing??

Pisces: the fish association

reblog if you're a:

Aries who doesn’t get mad at everything
Taurus who doesn’t live in the fridge
Gemini who doesn’t talk shit about everyone
Cancer who doesn’t cry at everything
Leo who isn’t an arrogant tosspot
Virgo who doesn’t obsess over their grades
Libra who isn’t an indecisive airhead
Scorpio who isn’t obsessed with shagging people
Sagittarius who won’t actually cheat on every partner they get
Capricorn who actually knows how to have fun
Aquarius who isn’t a weirdo who is definitely an alien
Pisces who won’t obsess over spirituality and let everyone walk all over them

FIGHT THE STEREOTYPES 2K15

THE SIGNS’ ROLES IN SCHOOL

Stoners: Taurus, Pisces

Preps: Virgo, Libra

Emos: Cancer, Capricorn

Class Clown: Gemini, Sagittarius

Jocks: Aries, Leo

Rebels: Scorpio, Aquarius

Populars: Leo, Libra

Shit Talkers: Gemini, Virgo, Libra

Valedictorians: Virgo, Capricorn

Smart but doesn’t care about grades: Gemini, Scorpio, Aquarius

Artists: Taurus, Cancer, Pisces

Hipsters: Virgo, Aquarius

Skaters: Aries, Sagittarius

Bullies: Aries, Capricorn

friendly reminder that asian people do actually exist outside of the tropes of the delicate porcelain doll, the apathetic bookish overachiever, the teen with streaked hair rebelling against strict harsh parents, the dragon lady with ~~~exotic~~~ beauty and ~~~mysterious~~~ (always) evil aura and the wise old sage with all the answers to the world who exists solely to help the white protagonist discover his true purpose in life to be the greatest insert-asian-martial-arts-here master ever!!

friendly reminder that asian people are actually multidimensional people with different personalities, fears, dreams and goals and stereotyping us all in as just one of 5 types is actually incredibly harmful and racist!!

How Sexism Affects Girls’ and Women’s Health

All over the world, women, for a variety of reasons, experience much higher rates of pain than men. More than 100 million Americans report living with chronic pain, and the vast majority are women. Yet, doctors discount women’s reports of pain. Both male and female doctors exhibit the same biases in treatment. 

1. People have a difficult time recognizing women’s pain. Not in an abstract sense, but in an actual, practical, “Does that expression on her face mean she is in pain?” way. People are much better at reflexively decoding pain when a man’s face reflects it than when a woman’s does.  This is also true when a white person is experiencing pain versus a black person. 

2. Gender bias and stereotypes infuse the way doctors treat women’s pain. A 2014 survey of more than 2,000 women, conducted by the National Pain Report and For Grace, a non-profit devoted to finding solutions for women in pain, found that three quarters of the women surveyed were told at least once by a doctor that nothing could be done for them and that they would just have to live with chronic physical hurt.

  • 57% report being told by a doctor, “I don’t know what’s wrong with you.”
  • 51% report having doctor’s say, “You look good, so you must be feeling better.”
  • 45% reported that they were told, “The pain is all in your head.”

My personal favorites? “You are too pretty to have so many problems,” and “You can’t be too sick because you have makeup on and you are not in your sweatpants.”

3. Men and women experience different kinds of pain differently, but women report feeling more intense pain. However, when men report pain, they are treated more seriously. Doctors, for example, are more likely to prescribe painkillers for men, but sedatives for women. One study showed that men are also more likely to be sent to intensive care units. In an extensive essay on pain last year, Judy Foreman shared research showing that women are far less likely to get hip or knee replacements and that doctors are disinclined to think that women have heart problems, even when they have symptoms. Women are more likely to seek treatment for chronic pain, but are also more likely to be inadequately treated by health care providers.

4. Despite the fact that men have higher rates of recognized trauma leading to post traumatic stress disorder, women are more than twice as likely to have anxiety disorders and to report fatigue than men. Women’s higher rates of symptoms for PTSD has puzzled doctors, who frequently write the effects off to women’s nerves or over-emotionality. However, researchers have documented the link between concerns about physical safety and psychological harm. Consider, for example, that before puberty, boys and girls experience depression and anxiety at similar rates, but, upon puberty, when street harassment, awareness of physical vulnerability and rape begin, girls’ are up to six times as likely to suffer from anxiety as teenage boys.

Researchers have now concluded that women are more likely to have a whole host of physical problems due to the accumulated effects of hyper-vigilance, sexual objectification, and harassment. Recently, scientists at the University of Mary Washington’s Psychology Departmentshowed the effects of sexual harassment on women, effects that are even stronger in women who have been sexually abused. They concluded that women are experiencing “insidious trauma,” something most doctors are oblivious about.

Lastly, medical research continues to fail to take sex-specific issues into account, mistakenly assuming that male, mostly white male, test subjects sufficiently represent all of humanity. This discriminatory skewing of research, in favor of male physiology, has considerable impact on women’s health, including pain and pain mitigation.

For entire article read Role/Reboot.