stereotypes

anonymous asked:

As a non-Finn, can I ask what's wrong with APH's portrayal of Finland?

the common stereotype of finns: socially awkward, grumpy, think only about sauna, vodka and suicide, hate sweden

aph’s finland: cute and adorable, has a questionable relationship with sweden

do you know what i hate? the stigma surrounding being a feminine lesbian. that is what i hate.
by refusing to dress in clothes that perpetuate the idea that a lesbian has to be somewhat masculine, i’m faced with two reactions both resulting in the conclusion that i am not, in fact, gay.

on one end of the spectrum, i get girls that think i’m bisexual or bi curious or even straight at times. for some reason this makes me less desirable.

on the other end of the spectrum i get guys sexually harassing me because i’m “too pretty to be gay”.

this is not what i signed up for, thank you very much. why is it so difficult to take my word for it: i’m gay. my lipstick doesn’t make me like girls any less and neither does my winged eyeliner or my long hair. i don’t know when the stereotype became so strong that i had to fit into it just to be taken seriously.

"But veganism is too expensive for me!"

To all the people using “veganism is too expensive.” I in no way am trying to sound sarcastic or rude, I’m honestly trying to educate you on things you don’t know anything about. Before I became vegan I was vegetarian for two years, and being “too expensive” was one of my many excuses I used to not go vegan for some time. The only reason people assume that veganism can be expensive, is because they assume that all vegans shop at whole foods. The ONLY reason that veganism could in anyway be expensive for me, is because I’m a freak about buying all organic, which can be expensive for a non-vegan as well. I shop at trader joes which is all non-gmo and I buy organic whenever possible. I can say, the most expensive thing I buy are the things I get for my fiancé (meat, cheese, dairy products). Vegetables, fruits, seeds, beans, grains, bread, almond milk, tofu, tempeh, spices, cereal, oats, etc. are not the expensive things on my list. I get some vegan things (vegan pizza, ice cream, chips, etc.) that can be a little pricey sometimes, but I try to stay away from stuff like that anyways and I still find it to be just as expensive as non-vegan food. If you were to give it a chance, you would realize how the stereotype of veganism being expensive is simply not true. Just like anything else, you just need to do your research, and try out different stores/farmers markets that work best for your needs/budget.

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

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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

MBTI Arguing Squads

Would start crying during an argument squad: INFP, ISFP, ENFP, ESFP

Didn’t realize they were in an argument squad: ENTP, INTP, ESTP, ISTJ

Knew they were arguing and meant to make the other person cry squad: ENTJ, ESTJ, INTJ, ISTP

Is comforting the crying person squad: ENFJ, INFJ, ISFJ, ESFJ

hate memes are fucking ridiculous

Just some friendly reminders since sometimes Tumblr astrology seems like a shitstorm of stereotype memes. Let’s spread some sign love and stop this stupid sign hate meme


Aries: you are not an angry wannabe. You are passionate about what you believe in and some people just can’t handle the heat of your fire. Don’t put yourself out to appease them. Keep that light in your eyes, and keep standing up for what you believe in. Also remember that losing doesn’t mean that you’re not good at something. Making your life into a contest will only make you doubt yourself, and you are perfect, so please don’t do that

Taurus: so what if you are stubborn and don’t like change? At least you stick up for what you believe in! And even if you do fear change, you’re smart enough to know that things have to change eventually anyways, and you are hella awesome at being prepared so things go as smoothly as possible. You don’t put material items over people; that’s just plain ridiculous. You love things, but you love people as well, and you’d always choose going out with good friends over buying a new gadget. I also want to add that if you have struggled with food in the past, please don’t think too much of it when you see posts that compare Taurus to food. You are strong and you can make it through whatever you’re going through; a weird little stereotype won’t affect that in the slightest

Gemini: ohmygod tumblr stop shitting on gems. They are gems literally and figuratively and I’m just as sick of it as they are!! There is a huge difference between being deceitful/ two-faced and having an open mind and thus changing your opinions regularly. It’s healthy for people to change their views as the world changes, and Geminis are awesome at this. Keep on keepin’ on, Gems. It also sucks because it makes Geminis feel like they’re not welcome on some astrology blogs, and that’s kind of shitty to make a group of people feel like they can’t believe in astrology because it “proves” that they’re shitty people when that’s not true in the slightest. Every sign has a chance to be shitty, and honestly if you’re stereotyping a whole sign that horribly, we all know who the real shitty person here is. Geminis are loyal as fuck to those who are loyal to them! Stay strong Gems, and hopefully this meme ends soon…

the point is: Geminis, you are not inherently two-faced. You are open-minded and try to understand multiple perspectives at once (pro of being an air sign). You are not deceitful, you just learn new information and change accordingly. Keep doing you bb

Cancer: you are not a weak cry baby. You put up with so much shit on a daily basis and you are so patient about it. When you need to cry, you cry, and that’s a lot healthier than keeping it all inside. You cry it out and then you move on, and that’s a trait that should be envied, not laughed at. You are so sweet to your friends and would do anything for them, and you often do. You go above and beyond, and anyone close to you is lucky to have you. You are not overly clingy. You just have a strong need for love and attention, and that’s by no means a bad thing. Just remember that you deserve the best, and learn how to cut toxic people from your life

Leo: you are not so conceited and wrapped up in yourself that you don’t give a fuck about others. If anything, you give too many fucks. You are so generous and loyal and friendly. You’ll be there for anyone in a jam, even if you barely know them. You always put others before yourself, and just because you care about how you look, that does not mean that you are vain

Virgo: you are not too picky; you are not a clean freak. You like things a certain way, and that’s okay. You have high standards for people and things, and that’s how you protect yourself. Just remember that sometimes people don’t understand that criticism isn’t always meant to hurt them and not everyone understands that you just want to help them grow. You see people’s flaws more than anyone, but you still love them just as much, and that’s why you want to help them, and that’s beautiful

Libra: you are not an airhead. Your brain is just so busy all the time and you have so much to say that sometimes the things you say come out wrong and people get offended. You are so smart and opinionated; the fact that you change your opinions easily because you’re indecisive doesn’t make them less valuable; it just means that you’re willing to change. You’re always changing, and people who can’t keep up call you “fake,” but they’ll never understand how quick your mind is, and you can’t stay still for too long or you go crazy. Just smile through it, and you’ll find yourself someday, I promise

Scorpio: you are not a petty, mysterious, sex-obsessed bitch like some paint you to be. You need to trust people before you tell them personal things because you value privacy. I see nothing wrong with that, and mystery is very appealing to some. And if you do like sex, what’s the big issue? There’s nothing wrong with enjoying an act that was meant to be enjoyed. You are not petty, you just get jealous easily because your mind thinks of all the things that could go wrong before the things that could go right. You are kind and loyal and your love is truly one of a kind. Also, you are not evil. You’re loyal to those who are loyal to you and you’re not afraid to show your hatred towards those who cross you. That’s not your problem; they should learn to be loyal like you

Sagittarius: you are perfectly capable of settling down. You are not going to cheat on your partner or leave them out of the blue just because you’re a Sagittarius. You are not heartless, and you’re capable of giving love and very deserving to receive it. It may take you more time to fall in love, but it’s okay, and it’s not a horrible thing that you need interesting people to keep you interested (a crazy thought, I know). You are lovely and love with all your soul when you do decide to settle down. Take your time

Capricorn: you are not boring. You are not all work and no play. You are not a humorless, emotionless rock of a human being. You are full of life and dreams and, yes, you work hard to achieve them, but you never give up on something you want, and you have so much passion, and that is so beautiful. Just because you choose to hide your emotions doesn’t mean you don’t experience them. You want to appear strong, and you do. It’s not your fault that others aren’t patient enough to get to know you. You know when to be serious and when to be humorous, and you are very tactful about it, too. I once saw a zodiac post that was “the signs as alcoholic beverages” or something like that. All the signs had fun and interesting drinks with cute descriptions, but Caps got “a plain martini” with the description of “ugh.” This made me so angry because you deserve so much more than that. You are fun and funny and awesome, and more people need to recognize that

Aquarius: you are not emotionless. There is a huge difference between detaching from your emotions and not feeling them at all. Not showing them does not mean you don’t experience them. You are human, so of course you experience emotions. It’s perfectly fine if you don’t feel like showing them off; not everything is meant to be so open anyways. Just make sure you have someone close to you that you can talk to things about, because keeping things in for too long can be painful and it just plain sucks. Also, aliens and shit like that are cool, so who cares if you like it? And sometimes fantasy is better than reality, so love what you love

Pisces: you’re not an infant-like crybaby.  That’s just plain ridiculous. You understand the full range of human emotions, and even if you do cry a lot, this isn’t a bad thing. It just means your empathetic and can understand others’ pain as well as your own. You’re also the farthest from oblivious. If anything, you’re almost too observant. Yes, you daydream a lot, but I love your imagination, and you should too. It’s a beautiful thing that too many take for granted, and you should be proud of it

Stereotypes of the signs
  • Aries:overly aggressive psycho
  • Taurus:obese couch potato
  • Gemini:two-faced backstabber
  • Cancer:weak crybaby
  • Leo:obnoxious narcissist
  • Virgo:snobby perfectionist
  • Libra:manipulative flirt
  • Scorpio:jealous nymphomaniac
  • Sagittarius:sarcastic asshole
  • Capricorn:snooty workaholic
  • Aquarius:unemotional alien
  • Pisces:overemotional hopeless romantic
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