Sapphire Stereotype

So while white women were projected to have indisputable moral character, black women were deemed as outspoken, combative, and immoral. The stereotype of the ABA (angry black women) has been around since the sass’s but the term Sapphire was not coined until the larval of the show Amos ‘n’ Andy which introduced a character by the name of Sapphire Stevens. The show was popular during the sass’s and sass’s. Sapphire was married to George “Kingfisher” Stevens who also perpetuated the belief about black men being lazy and lacking intellect.

Throughout the airing of the show Sapphire can be seen being cruel, controlling, and excessively critical of her husband which ended up being some of the most memorable scenes. Amos ‘n’ Andy was one of the first television show to feature African Americans and was definitely a step in the right direction as far as blacks being included on the “big screen” after being excluded for so long but ultimately embedded a damaging image about black women into the American consciousness. After Amos ‘n’ Andy the Sapphire found Itself in many comedies.

Where there was a lazy, Irresponsible black man there was a black woman emasculating him. Aunt Ester was a popular Sapphire In the sass’s on the show Sanford and Son. She often argued with her brother-in-law Fred insulting him with names like fool, heathen, and kuaka. Ester’s interaction with her husband Woodrow is also one consisting of her dominating him. Additionally in the ass’s, you see the emergence of the Black Exploitation genre in film catered to the African American audience. During this time film makers begin the amalgamation of the Siebel and the Sapphire.

Pam Greer Is the most prominent actress. Starring In films named Foxy Brown and Coffey, Pam Greer can be seen portraying an angry vigilante using her sexuality to manipulate men and seek revenge. Nowadays the depiction of the angry black woman is seen in many forms; from Tartar P. Hanson in John Singleton’s Baby Boy (2001), Maroons from the hit reality show the Apprentice (2004), Val’s Flavor of Love (2006-2008) , or on multiple talk shows including but not limited to the Motel Williams Show and the Jerry Springer Show which still airs today.

Sociologists have often black women as being the mules of society. Others also believe after everything they have been through historically they have the right to be angry. The problem with the ABA presented itself when it became a caricature of the actual black women, when it became the one of the only representations of black women; it became problematic when assessing character traits of being outspoken, independent, and/or strong became negative ones. Stereotypes of any kind are damaging to the ones they apply to and the Sapphire Is no exception.

Everyday black women deal with how their actions woman voices opposition or emotes a little bit too passionately she risks being labeled “angry’ or “bitter. ” Ultimately resulting in black women avoiding situations that may cause her to be upset or discuss topics which could provoke a negative reaction from her. Once the stereotype has been internalized, it creates an obstacle when expressing feelings of anger or frustration. The ABA also affects how other people perceive black women’s behavior. While a white woman’s outspokenness is seen as her standing up for herself, an African American woman’s is seen as being belligerent.

Additionally, if in fact a white woman did actually become “angry,” she is relieved of not having to worry about being stigmatize or having someone apply her behavior to her entire ethnicity. On the other hand, a black woman faces not being critiqued as an individual and having others Justify their own beliefs about an entire race thru her actions. The same behavior is interpreted differently. Black woman do get angry. Black women are assertive. Black women are passionate. But so are other women.

Every day I’m confronted with situations in which there’s an internal debate as to how I would like to express myself. There’s a constant fear of being stereotyped as a black woman who’s angry and mad at the world. Should I express myself passionately or “sugarcoat” the way I’m feeling for the sake of giving into a misguided belief about black women? In the end I still lose because by allowing my emotions to go unaddressed eventually lead to the ultimate emotional breakdown. The perpetuation of the ABA caricature could eventually dissolve if there was more presentation of us outside those typical roles.

Reality TV Reinforces Demeaning Social Stereotypes

Even though we are supposed to only take everything in a positive way, but I can’t help but to notice that some of these TV shows is one of the main reasons that creates social stereotypes within our society. In this essay, I will provide some of examples that I think will be proofs that reality TV shows reinforces demeaning social stereotypes. One of the examples that can be taken from Is the Infamous reality TV called America’s Next Top Model. This show has been going on for many years resulting In 20 cycles that will be aired later in summer this year.

It is about a competition teen twelve girls who compete to win a once in a lifetime opportunity of a modeling contract with an infamous model agency in America, along with opportunities working with the biggest names in the fashion industry. The show might look okay at first glance, then why do I think this reality TV really shows how It shapes demeaning stereotypes on society? This show is well known because of Its famous “catfishes” that Is happening between the contestants. Each episode seems to be filled with the bickering of the girls that are forced to live in a same apartment for a couple of months.

As the audience can see that this shows contestants varied from Caucasian to African-American. For being a regular viewer of the TV show, I cannot help but to notice that it seems that the girls that are more ‘aggressive’ when in an arguments are the African-American girls, the show doesn’t mind all those swearing words and violence Like pulling each other’s hair seem to be an actively that are ‘normal’ to this particular show. I think this Is one of the reasons that when I look at African-American girls, I can’t help but to think that they’d have an attitude same as the girls in the show.

I also think that it also portrays that girls in general would all act the same as the girls in the show, they would only argue, fight, and talk behind each other’s back, while actually not all girls would do that. Another thing that I will discuss Is about another TV show that is pretty popular among teenagers that Is broadcasted through MET called ‘1 6 And Pregnant’, this show tells stories about girls who are still in their teenage years already having their own child and it is being televised to the whole world.

I can’t find any positive thing from this TV show because reasonably I don’t think that having a baby at that age is appropriate. For me, this is one of many ways that reality TV really reinforces social stereotypes that if you are a sixteen-year-old American girl, then it is normal for you to have a baby already. I even make a Joke that teenage American girls are more likely to have babies at that age. It shapes how people from all over the world view that American teenagers are careless, and ignorant about the norms and act so disrespectful to their parents as well.

It is really shameful to have such stereotypes if those kinds of reality TV show keep on airing for everyone to see. Following to that I have another example of a show that is also broadcasted through MET called ‘My Super Sweet 16′, this tells stories about fifteen-year-olds who are about to celebrate their sixteenth year of life in the most outrages way with spending all of their parents’ money to have a extraordinary party. The sadder part of this is that MET itself only aired parts where the girls seem to act so snobbishly instead of showing their real side.

There was once an episode where a girl had a band performed in her party and an interview was held with one of the members, they talked about how nice the girl actually is and hose parts where MET shows do not represent how the girl actually is. Here is an excerpt of the interview, “MET was trying to get a Juicy story out of us,” Kirsch says. “They were like trying to get us to say stuff that wasn’t true, but we weren’t doing that.

I was bummed when I watched the show because they like made it sound like (the 16-year-old) was this spoiled girl (Atlas, 2009). This shows that reality TV only aired those cuts that they think would sell to the audiences because it is said that people loves drama and stuff such as that are the ones that captures the audiences’ attention. What really sickened me the most is that this would only strengthen the stereotype that teenage American girls are Just spoiled girls who only care about them selves while in reality that is far from true.

Another part taken from the interview where one of the members of the band says that the girl was extremely nice and she actually donated $25. 000 to charity and MET didn’t show any of that (Atlas, 2009). That would be another proof that reality TV is not really ‘real’ like all of us thought. To conclude, I really think that the ratings that control all of the reality TV shows has to be stricter in deciding which shows should continue and which shows should not.

Reality Television Stereotypes

Reality television as had a catastrophic effect on reasoning, education, and society. To start with, reality television depicts Its cast as “real people”, or a group of people archetypical found In the real world as they take on roles that delineate parts of the population dealing in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. As reality television characterizes misrepresentations, this becomes important for educational and societal meliorations.

Secondly, reality television was found to be main stream and refines stable Images after some of its own. Many heavy viewers of television believe the world to be more ungovernable than It Is In truth. This Is known as the “cultivation theory’ and what Is does Is test trends In the culture of our society. It broadens the capacity of enrichment by studying the apprehension of stereotypes in reality television.

Explained better, the popularity and upheavals correlated with reality television make it an affluent source of education exploration, but in light of what reality television claims to be it makes such educational examinations rather imperative. Moreover, reality television in relation with the aforementioned cultivation theory, the stereotypes presented on reality television of associations (racial, ethnic) may harm the overall mannerly intellective of these associations.

Because these shows are shows that are supposed to be a representation of the real world, they have a greater impact on society, and while they emphasize clinchd effigies, they therefore give the audience a viewpoint saying that what they see Is real. Taking “Jersey Shore” Into examination, the Italian-Americans are seen as loud, pornographic, fractious, obnoxious and overall atrocious quadrupeds, well, to their Italian brethren.

In America, one can think that they would be seen as party idols, but shortly after arriving to Italy, they were biblically shamed and disowned but the society that surrounded them. Some people might say that these types of shows address the issues the famous face off of the red carpet and on the red carpet. While this may be true, many reality television stars have found the Intrusion Into their most private taters disheartening and it is not uncommon to see them slowly fade away from the beaming spotlight.

Stereotypes are a very touchy subject and can lead into many forms of bigotry and illiberality. Although stereotypes can be used in positive ways to appeal to the certain and right audiences in commercials and advertisements, we must wonder If the conspicuous gerrymandering and formation of them should be acceptable In the things we let our kids and ourselves watch. We must also consider the education factors, the societal factors and lastly, the logical/reasoning factors.

Racial Stereotypes in Crash

There are different types of people in every race, whether that means good or bad people, or smart or dumb people. There are no personality traits that every person of a race has. There are many instances of racial stereotypes throughout the movie. One of the first is when the two black men just left a restaurant and Ludicrous is complaining about how they got poor service because they were black. He then goes on listing all the things that people thought of them because they were black, and then proved all of them to be true. He points out that Sandra Bullock clung on to the guy who played

George of the Jungle’s arm when she saw them, and pointed out that she Immediately felt afraid because she saw them. He and his friend then proceed to steal their car and take It to a chop shop. I thought It was Ironic how he had thought how wrong It was for people to stereotype him, and then do all the things he said people assumed he did. Later on, Sandra Bullock is bitching about how the Mexican guy she hired to change the locks is Just going to sell the keys to his “homiest,” and demands that George of the Jungle has the locks changed again the next morning.

The Mexican guy ends up leaving the keys on the counter for Sandra Bullock, proving that she was wrong about him. In another scene, two officers pull over another Navigator because a woman was giving her husband road head. One of the officers Is clearly racist, and has a dad who needs medical help but Is denied Insurance coverage by Shania Johnson because of his racist remarks. This officer molests the woman In front of the husband, who Is terrified. The officers let them go with a warning, and later the wife yells at her husband for not sticking up to the officers.

Later on in the movie, the wife is involved in a car accident, and gets stuck inside the car. The only one that could help her out was the officer who molested her. She didn’t want him to touch her, but she had to left him help her to survive. The officer realizes that his racism is unjustified. There is also a Persian man who owns a store, and he believes that everyone cheats him. When the Mexican man explains to him that the lock of the door isn’t broken, but the door Is, the Persian man gets angry at him and accuses him of trying to cheat him out of money.

The Mexican man leaves without getting paid, and very upset. He trashes the store that night, leaving Incorrect, but racist writing on the wall. The Persian man gets upset and finds the man’s house. He plans on shooting him, but his daughter runs out to block the bullet. The daughter is unharmed however, as the shot it. The Persian man realized the error of his ways, and begins to change his views of others. Sandra Bullock also falls down the stairs, which is funny because that was nobody’s fault but hers.

But it ends up helping her in the long run, because she realizes everyone she knew was too absorbed in what they were doing to help her, except her Hispanic maid, which she didn’t like until then. She then tells her maid that she is the only friend she has. In another scene, the officer that was partners with the racist officer ends up shooting the man that stole cars with Luda because he assumed he was pulling out a gun. He realizes that he actually had stereotypical beliefs about the black man, and tosses the body in the bushes. The movie ends with Ludicrous stealing a van from a “china man” that he ran over.

He sakes the van to the chop shop, only to discover it is filled with illegal immigrants. The chop shop owner offers Luda $500 a head, but he refuses. Instead, he takes them all to Chinatown, releases them into their natural habitat, and gives them $40 to buy chop sues. Almost every character in the movie realizes that the stereotypes they used to believe in were not Justifiable. Then Shania Johnson is rear ended by a car, and mocks the Asian driver about not being able to speak English, showing that even people who appeared not to believe in stereotypes still did.

Race and stereotypes in comedy

Racial Stereotypes in Comedy Hollywood films, for centuries, have been using American comedies to humorously naturalized the beliefs of racial differences that construct the Ideological basis of racial hierarchy. In American history racial hierarchy refers to the ranking of different races or ethnic groups. Professionals have found a ways for these films to provide the public with a positive source of pleasure In the negative portrayals of their own race and no reactions to produce oppositional discourse. In today’s society race plays a erroneous role in economic class, educational status, and social being.

All throughout mass media you see images and videos that the media is constantly portraying and reinforcing racial and ethnic stereotypes. In some ways may be extremely offending and in other ways may have a neutral effect on a person. But the power of comedies can play with these ideas and typical stereotypes to generate humor for their audience. J. H. Park produced an excellent article, “Neutralizing racial differences through comedy: Asian, black, and white views on racial stereotypes in Rush Hour 2”. Using his Intellect I was able to come up with a textual analysis of my own on the American comedy, Guess Who?

This film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan In 2005, gives a perfect Interpretation of race relations In America In the form of a romantic comedy. Which covers the problematic barriers of an Interracial romance of a white man with a black woman in today’s society. From the beginning of the film you already get hit with interracial relationships in the background, whether it was friends eating together, people walking on the streets, or couples kissing on he street. You immediately see the culturally diverse city and the people interacting with each other.

The main character Theresa Jones takes her fiance, Simon Green home to meet her parents for their 25th wedding anniversary in hopes to surprise them with their exciting secret. Theresa has also not communicated with her family that Simon Is white. When they arrive at her parent’s home, Percy Jones Thresher’s father, Immediately Introduces himself and shakes hands with the driver thinking he’s the boyfriend of his daughter because he Is black and then continues to Insult ND order Simon to drop the bags off at the door or the “big square with the hole In it. This is a play on social stereotypes and the racial hierarchy because Percy wrongfully reverses the roles by having the white male be the cab driver inferior to the black male getting driven by him. During conversation Percy ridicules Simon for not have played any sports in his past. In attempts to impress him Simon lies to by saying he was a MASCARA Pit driver for Jeff Gordon, not realizing that Percy was actually one of his biggest fans.

Simon figured he could just lie on spot about this because MASCARA is depicted to be one of the “whitest” sports known to man along with hockey Simon Jokingly states in the film. This is also an example of how this comedy inverts stereotypes to generate humor. Although the film picks back up with typical stereotypes later In the film when Thresher’s sister comes in the home greets her with a warm hug excitedly asking “where Is he”, looks at Simon and then with great concern states, “Oh my god are we being audited”?

Prejudice, Stereotypes, and Discrimination

Fenniest everyone belongs to a certain group and we all know who Is In our group and those that do not fit In our groups. Most time adult do not realize when they somehow out a person from there groups, but some do it intentionally. When we out a person from our group we really do not take the time to get to know or find out who they are, but we tend to pass Judgment on them anyways. “Stereotypes are beliefs about the characteristics of particular groups or members of those groups. “( Fenniest, 2013) people tend to place into categories things and people, gathering them together without learn who or what they are.

For example; that everyone that speaks Spanish Is Mexican, when In reality there Is a total of 21 Spanish country and they do not all speak the same Spanish. When we stereotype people into groups, we form opinion about them without getting to know there person, this sometime causing prejudice and discrimination against them. “They not only reflect beliefs about the traits that characterize the typical member of a group but also contain information about other qualities, such as social roles, the degree to which members of the group share a quality, and emotional reactions.

Stereotypes imply a substantial amount of other information about a person besides what Is immediately apparent and generate expectations about individual group members beyond the current situation ) One important time frame in the world would be the holocaust were the Jewish people were separated from other people because they were believed to be lower than the German and the cause of their problem lead them to torture and abuse the Jewish people as well as kill thousands of Jewish men woman and children.

The people that suffer the most from pre]delude and any form of discrimination are woman and children especially those living in third world country were at time it is the root of wars. I have been lucky not have been affected by any form of prejudice or discrimination. But as a teen in high school there was always that one person that felt like stereotyping a few people to try to hurt them.

Personal Stereotype Paper

The gender stereotype has definitely forced me to work harder. Although it is not as prominent as it once was, guys and girls are still treated differently. Many people think that they achieve their academic success in different ways. According to Kathy Canterbury, “Academically able girls’ achievements are attributed to their hard work, whereas successful boys are considered naturally gifted. In contrast, underachieving male students are considered lazy, whereas underachieving girls are regarded as not capable. In the past schools I have gone to, sometimes girls were expected to be smarter, or not as smart, depending on the place. In either case, I had o work harder to move forward. It wasn’t exactly fair, but It helped me achieve my goals quicker than I could have without the pressures. The gender stereotype was one of the things that pushed me further instead of falling behind. This, combined with my appearance in regard to my age, took me to new heights as I conquered those obstacles. Another stereotype is the appearance stereotype. In my case, it is specifically my appearance in regard to my age.

I am very small for my age and I am also one of the youngest students in my grade. This sometimes has caused people to underestimate r overlook me. In addition, it has caused people to overestimate me because they think that since I am younger, I should be really smart. The stereotype has affected how people think I will play violin as well. They assume that since I am younger, I can’t play as well, and It makes me practice harder. It makes me feel good when people are surprised by how well I can play when Vive only been playing for around six years.

The reason that I am a grade ahead than where I’m supposed to be is that when I was in Pre-K, I had a wonderful teacher who saw that I should be moved up cause, according to my mother, was telling the rest of the kids how to do the activity we were supposed to be doing instead of doing it [myself)”. Unfortunately, the director of the school just saw that as misbehaver. She underestimated me because she was close-minded and refused to let me into a higher level simply because of my age. My parents moved me to a different school where they placed me in kindergarten because they didn’t let the age stereotype affect their opinion.

My mother also said, “It was really inconsiderate of the administration to call her sheaving, when It was obvious she was bored at that level and needed to be challenged. ” This Is Just one example of when a stereotype pushed me forward, or In this case my parents pushed me forward. The social and academic stereotype at the Lastly, the academic stereotype has affected me in a big way. The general public thinks that private schools should push their pupils forward. According to Robert Kennedy, amour child will likely be challenged to a higher academic standard.

Private schools can be more academically rigorous than public schools, and private school dents may have to meet more criteria to keep up their grade point averages. ” The academic stereotype at the schools Vive attended has always been that you should be smart. Generally, if you didn’t get good grades, people felt sorry for you. Before I attended Andover/BASH, I went to Detroit Country Day School from fourth grade through eighth grade. The curriculum there was especially challenging and the stereotype was that everyone who went there was really smart, because it is a private school.

That stereotype, combined with the difficult classes, made me work really radar to live up to that standard. It was actually very similar when I moved to Andover, although I expect it would have been even harder had I kept with Country Day, because Andover was a really good public school. The stereotype was that you got good grades, and most people hated to get below a B on anything, or in my case, and A. This stereotype has perhaps pushed me forward the most because I have constantly been challenged by my school environment throughout my life.

Orientalism Stereotypes in Mulan

The songs In Manual, while catchy and memorable, provided some additional examples of stereotypes In the film. In one of the scenes, Manual visits the matchmaker so that she can find a husband, which will bring honor to her family. The idea of this scenes stereotype was that Manual a young Chinese woman in the time that they were in could only bring honor to her family by getting married. To do this, Manual needed to change her appearance. The limited role of the women is stressed in the song which is describing how the girls can “bring honor to us all….

The man by bearing arms, a girl by bearing sons. ” This Is stressed because the only way to bring honor to the family is by finding a husband. This describes traditional Chinese values as focused on breeding calm, obedient, silent girls whose goal is to marry a husband and to bear children for their future. Another song that was also exaggerating in a stereotype from Manual was “A Girl worth Fighting For,” which was described what all of the soldiers are looking for in a woman.

According to this song, the girl must be paler than the moon,” she must also “marvel at my strength,” and “It all depends on what she cooks like. ” When Manual had mentioned brains and speaking her mind, the men responded with a simply “Anal” In this stereotype of Chinese culture, women were not wanted for their intelligence; they were viewed and wanted as an attractive and submissive wife to their husband. Another part of the film mentioned another stereotype where women in China were looked down upon by men. Manual was repeatedly scolded by the men in her society.

In one scene, when Manual was “Ping,” he had saved the lives of her fellow soldiers. Ping Is called a hero and was gained the respect of the men. In the next scene, she is found out to be a woman and the men immediately looked down on her, disgusted, and abandoned her half-clothed on the snowy ground. In a different scene, Manual attempts to defend her father so that he does not have to go to war, the Emperor’s council snaps at her father (not actually speaking to Manual, a woman), saying he should teach his daughter to “hold her tongue in a man’s presence. And in he song when the men were training, Lie Shank asks, “Did they send me daughters when I asked for sons? ‘ Near the end of the movie, when Manual defeated Shank You and saved China, the emperor’s council told Lie Shank, “She’s a woman: she’ll never be worth anything. ” This has showed how women were looked down upon by the men of China. Finally, a deferent way of showing a major stereotype was when the movie added a physical portrayal of the invaders of China, the Hung.

The leader of the Hung, Shank seemed to make a permanent evil scowl, his eyes are tiny yellow circles, his teeth mint up at the corners like a vampire, and his deep voice reminds us the viewer’s just how evil he is supposed to be. The Hung contrast the Chinese army strongly; while the Chinese have healthy-looking skin, the Hung are in a gray color, making them look dead. The Chinese characters throughout the movie usually tie their hair up neatly, but the Hung leave their hair untidy and down, showing their barbaric nature even further. Also, the atmosphere of the scene changes when the Hung are shown.

The sky gets darker when the Hung appear and in some scenes the sky is actually red when the Hung are shown and switch back to a blue clear sky when showing the Chinese camps and lands. The music also changes from a cheerful music background to an ominous tune when the Hung arrive. In conclusion, orientation stereotypes have influenced us in believing that it is true. The aim of the movie should not be to rise against every member of Chinese society in rebelliousness of customs and traditions, but to prove that one can keep their wishes and independence while keeping their own culture and identity.

Opinions on Stereotypes

This brings upon the stereotype that the gay community is not religious at all. This, however, has been rover false. According to Dan Gigolos article, “While 72 percent of straight American adults describe their faith as ‘very important’ in their lives, so do 60 percent of gays and lesbians. “(par. 3), the gay community has plenty of religious affiliates now; The United Church of Christ now ordains ministers. Other religious groups are following in their footsteps, making moves to open their doors to the gay community.

The people of the gay community are stereotyped heavily In society. Gay men are said to be obsessed with fashion, have great style, have a caddy attitude with very strong pinions, a love for dogs and are destined to be hairdressers, stylists, Broadway dancers, or fashion designers. Lesbians have plenty as well. Such as: they move fast in relationships, dress manly, work in some kind of construction field, wear flannel, and hate men. These are all huge generalizations.

Although gay men and lesbians may fall under some of these categories, not all do. People have too many factors that make up their identity, so it is unfair to set a certain list of characteristics to them. One of the most common stereotypes is gender stereotyping, which can be limiting to en and women in the world today. Throughout the years there have been plenty of stereotypes placed on women. One being that the woman should always be In the house cooking, cleaning, and tending to their spouses with no complaints.

The culture of today has cultivated an image of women, saying that they are outspoken and have strong opinions about anything, that they spend all your money, that they are extremely demanding, and do nothing but gossip and shop endlessly. Women have worked towards breaking this stereotype by taking a stand over many decades and actually making many breakthroughs. Although that is a big stereotype involving women, there is research that shows women are “typically categorized in 3 primary clusters: traditional (e. G. Homemaker), nontraditional (e. G. Career woman) and sexy. (Psychology of women quarterly). In an article from Psychology of Women Quarterly, scientists did research showing that career women held Jobs in higher status while the sexier women held more appeal for the lower status, more feminine occupations. A sexier dressed woman showed to invoke negative emotion while also making people think Incompetence was inevitable. Where as a more career based Oman showed to be looked at as more of a leader figure that was prepared to take care of business at any cost. While Women are stereotyped to be a homemaker or a career woman, men too have stereotypes.

Men have been stereotyped as being stupid and sex-obsessed people only worried about the next sports game; or weather office. Contrary to most women’s belief, there are plenty of men who are hardworking businessmen who have happy and loving home lives. Men live above this stereotype all the time. The blonde has two sides, the positive side where blondes are considered to be alluring and desirable. Then there is the negative side, where they are perceived as not being too intelligent and don’t use their common sense to figure out things; they rather rely on their looks than their intelligence.

The hair color is often associated with “floozies”, “airheads”, or “ditzy’ women. This is a very broad stereotype because there are many smart and successful blond women in society amongst the governments, school systems, and many other places. According to Harriet Brown, “In landmark 2003 research from the University of Pennsylvania, more than half of the 620 primary-care doctors surveyed characterized heir obese patients as ‘awkward,’ ‘unattractive,’ ‘ugly,’ and ‘noncompliance’ –the latter meaning that they wouldn’t follow recommendations.

More than one-third of the physicians regarded obese individuals as Weak willed,’ ‘sloppy,’ and ‘lazy. ” (par. 3). The stereotypes placed upon obese people usually falls under the words the doctors stated in the study from the article. Most people over look that it could be a medical condition causing such weight gain in obese people. They see the weight and automatically assume that it was a choice based upon laziness and lack of drive. People do not look beyond what they see, which creates plenty of false accusations.

While there are many lifestyles that are stereotyped, such as, people assume if your gay; you must have aids, if your atheist; you must hate the world, if you have no religion; you must not have any morals, etc. One in particular is if you’re a biker you like to party hard, have tattoos and are a criminal. However, as much as people who ride motorcycles love the smell of fresh air and the open road, different riding styles are associated with different lifestyles and are completely diverse Racial stereotypes are in abundance in today’s world as well as throughout history.

Most associate themselves with racist thoughts. Asians must be smart, Arabs must be terrorists, Irish must have drinking problems, Italians must be in the Mafia, Germans must be Nazi’s, African Americans must be in gangs, whites must be nerds, etc. These stereotypes can be wrong and hurtful in many situations. One public incident from any person of any race can create a stereotype. Society places people they don’t know much about or they don’t understand into classifications, thinking that people who look like them will act the same.

Media plays a role in creating all of these stereotypes although people play the biggest role in creating them. It is human nature to notice the difference between themselves and others before the similarities. Media is still held responsible for a lot of the creation because not only does it use pictures of a generalized group to show how a person may look, but media also uses stereotypes as comedic entertainment on popular shows and movies. The romantic movies of today ,as well as in the past, depict very heavily the gender stereotypes placed upon men and women.

They always show the “knight in shining armor who saves the damsel in distress” story, the men always sticking to their “typical” man stereotype and the women always to theirs. Media does influence our views and thoughts about people and does encourage with being held under heavy stereotyping. Society places an immense amount of merit on these loose generalizations. This sadly makes it hard for a lot of the people who do not fall under them and do break free from these stereotypes. While there is some truth to a lot of stereotypes, people need to understand one person cannot define an entire group of people.

Newfoundland Stereotypes

Newfoundland are from the province of Newfoundland and they are Just like most Canadians. They are good-hearted. Hard working and friendly. One mall difference separates Newfoundland from the rest of Canada. Newfoundland are engulfed in stereotypes and tasteless Jokes. This paper will discuss the Newfoundland stereotypes, how Newfoundland feel about these stereotypes and also how Newfoundland feel about being depicted the way they were In the novel The Shipping News. Newfoundland stereotypes are plentiful. Newfoundland are stereotyped as being low witted and talking In an accent.

A stereotype is defined as a standardized mental picture that Is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment. People often think that Newfoundland are slow witted Just because of common “Newbie” Jokes that they hear. They Judge Newfoundland, In most cases, without even meeting a Newfoundland In real life. As Winston Churchill put It “A Ill gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on” (Winston Churchill, https://history. Preservers. Mom/quote. HTML). This has a great significance because it shows that a lie can be well known while the truth is known to few people and hard to convince that the truth is In actuality the truth. It also shows that a simple “Newbie” joke can do more harm than people realize just because it spreads throughout the world. Some common misconceptions about Newfoundland are that they are slow witted. How can people say that a whole province is slow witted? Another misconception about Newfoundland Is that they talk In a slang and use made-up rods.

Not all Newfoundland talk In slang or use made up words. For example, Americans are stereotyped as knowing nothing about Canada, by a show called Rick Mercer Talking To Americans, but how many people asked every American about Canada. Chances are that there are many American who know a lot about Canada. This same statement can be made towards Newfoundland stereotypes. Newfoundland are also stereotyped as all being fishermen. This is completely false due to the fact that there are businesses to run and there must be people to run these businesses.

Newfoundland are stereotyped, by some people, as being excessive drinkers. This stereotype was depicted In the book when a drunken mob tore apart Nutmeg;s boat. “aril he shouted. ‘Wants to takes ‘is leave, do ;e? Usual ‘eave ‘IM ‘ere. Come along, by’s, axe ‘is boot. Got year chain saw Needier? ‘”(Porous, 279). This shows the stereotype that Newfoundland like to drink because they are a drunken mod ready to tear apart Nutmeg’s boat. It also shows the stereotype that Newfoundland talk in slang by dropping letters and pronunciation. Newfoundland are very upset with these stereotypes.

Newfoundland are, for the most part, very offended by how people think they act. For good reason too, with Jokes Like “Did you hear about the Newbie terrorist who tried to blow up a school bus? He burnt his lips on the exhaust pipe” (WV. Just- 1 OFF significant because Jokes like this are told all over Canada with little worry about offending Newfoundland. These Jokes are very offensive to some Newfoundland, like Richard Tungsten who says “l consider myself a Newfoundland. If you think I’m uptight, that’s fine. Just remember what ‘Unifies’ really are. ” (https://earth. Seen. Com/guestroom/z/183013/guestroom. HTML). This statement is very powerful because it comes from the mouth of a Newfoundland. It shows that Newfoundland are offended by stereotypes and that they too have feeling like the rest of us. If in fact they are like the rest of us how can people possibly say that Newfoundland are slow witted or any other stereotypes. Newfoundland are also upset with the fact that people believe these Jokes about Newfoundland, that they are stupid and talk in slang. Newfoundland were also very upset with the novel The Shipping News.

The Shipping News is a novel about a low self-esteem man from the United States of America that moves to Newfoundland with his children as a result in his wife dying in a car crash. This novel is very controversial because it takes place, for the most part, in Newfoundland. This novel also has fake place names, which leads people to believe it is fiction. It also has many references to Newfoundland stereotypes; Newfoundland are very upset with this novel because they felt that Newfoundland was depicted in an unfair manner.