Stereotypes. They're everywhere. They exist for every group of individuals, whether that group be a certain race/ethnicity, religion, or community. We on the internet have heard them all. But where did they come from? The answer is that there is truth in stereotypes, if but a sliver of it. Let's dissect a few stereotypes, shall we?
Let's start out with the most seen and frankly the most overused stereotype: 'Murica. Oh boy, here we go. When I say "'Murica" I group in all stereotypes of the US found on the internet, because this picture usually follows every single one:
Now I like jokes, alright? This was funny for a while, but holy sh*t! Every other joke with a lot of likes and comments anymore is either about feminism or 'murica. It's getting annoying. But I have to say, there is truth being reflected in the above image. We are a patriotic people. The US is the second fattest country out there, behind Mexico, I believe. There is also much more fast-food consumption in the states. But I feel like people on the internet actually think everybody in the US is like this...... f*ck these guys. You know, those guys that you try to discuss something with, then they see you're from the States, and they're like "Of course a fatass like you would say that" when you're trying to tell them that cars really are needed in the US due to other reasons than 1/3 of us being obese.
Then there's the hatred-born stereotypes that that United Kingdoms give each other. One example is that Scots are said to shag sheep. Then, in an effort to get rid of that shaming stereotype, one which I REALLY hope did not come from truth, they say that the Welsh do the same thing. Now, we all know that ISIS are the real goat f*ckers, But seriously, where the hell did that stereotype for the Kingdoms come from? Could you imagine what a conversation would be like?
"Hey, I heard you went to Scotland?"
"Oh, I went to visit my cousin. She's a satyr."
"How did she become a satyr?"
"My uncle f*cked a sheep."
Somebody PLEASE tell me that this stereotype is completely FALSE!!
Feminism also has a stereotype. That goes like "They are actually man-hating, matriarchy striving ugly broads who think everything is sexist." ........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvYyGTmcP80
^...that there is truth enough.^
You want to know what I think? Why isn't anyone making fun of Belgians? Or Luxembourg? Why isn't there anyone on the internet bashing those waffle-fetish freaks? It's because nobody cares about them. Nobody likes them enough or hates them enough to create a stereotype based on any true thing about them. Like the Indonesians. When is the last time you've ever heard somebody acknowledging them, let alone using a stereotype to define them?
Unfortunately, stereotypes have become a way to identify an entire people, and it's not for the better. Anyone following that Police brutality thread knows what I think. Yeah, there are sh*tty cops out there. But something has happened to make society think that the entire police force is nothing but criminals with badges. With so many terrorist groups out to bend the US over and f*ck it right in the New World Trade Center, many americans now think that Muslims are nothing but terrorists and savages.
WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS, PEOPLE!!!
So what do you guys think? What were some stereotypes I didn't get to? What's your opinion on all this? Let me know below.
Also, here's a picture, in case I missed somebody.