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The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/21/2015 19:49:49


Darth Darth Binks
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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?"
"Yeah."
"Why?"
"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.

The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/21/2015 21:00:01


OxTheAutist 
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Somebody PLEASE tell me that this stereotype is completely FALSE!!

Nope. She's damn sexy!



EDIT: Also - Burma = Most people speaking Burmese. Great observation, whoever made that.

Edited 6/21/2015 21:05:03
The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/21/2015 21:08:54


Жұқтыру
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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:


I don't think it's the most popular stereotype, I think it is the one you pay attention to most (because you are American).

More rebuttal to come before I leave.
The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/21/2015 21:18:57


Darth Darth Binks
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Then it must just be the sites I visit, because as far as stereotypes are involved, I've heard that one far more.
The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/21/2015 21:29:24


Eklipse
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I don't think it's the most popular stereotype, I think it is the one you pay attention to most (because you are American).

It's by far the most popular one. Go to any website with a large percentage of non U.S users and watch all the jokes about "Fat Americans" or "Stupid American rednecks" flow in.
The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/21/2015 21:51:09


ℳℛᐤƬrαńɋℰ✕
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In Europe I would say the most known stereotype is:

Heaven Is Where:

The French are the chefs
The Italians are the lovers
The British are the police
The Germans are the mechanics
And the Swiss make everything run on time

Hell is Where:

The British are the chefs
The Swiss are the lovers
The French are the mechanics
The Italians make everything run on time
And the Germans are the police


This is a good start for examples and how to understand national stereotypes:
http://www.nationalstereotype.com/you-are-not-your-country-top-10-national-stereotypes/
http://www.nationalstereotype.com/all-national-stereotypes/
http://www.nationalstereotype.com/how-americans-see-europe/

And to understand how different countries see world. Its not accurate, rather descriptive but certain truth can be found there. I esipecially feel the part how Europe contries see other neighbours.
http://www.boredpanda.com/mapping-stereotypes/

There is a very thin line in between what is a stereotype and what is merely a bad description. The big World picture in OP is not a stereotype mostly, rather bad description of things in my opinion. The core theme about stereotypes is about towards what are they directed? Mostly, historically, against other nations. Nowadays we also have field of individuals, personalities. This channel here painst quite a good picture of different activity stereotypes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCsuqbR8ZoiChpZ0rMzLf8aDaJG7ou75n. Again those are not exactly all stereotypes, put rather close catch.
This is not su much of a stereotype, but quite a good joke line into the topic:
http://www.nationalstereotype.com/you-know-youre-in-russia-when/

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The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/21/2015 21:59:36


Жұқтыру
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The US is the second fattest country out there, behind Mexico, I believe.


Actually, Palau is the fattest country, or maybe it is Nauru. Mexico is second, and America is third.

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?"
"Yeah."
"Why?"
"Oh, I went to visit my cousin. She's a satyr."
"How did she become a satyr?"
"My uncle f*cked a sheep."


You've never been to Somalia, apparently. The United Regions hate each other much more, that's why the Arabs banded together and formed Somaliland, to get away from Somalian bedlam. Britain and America are both at the iceberg's tip.

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?


Mr Van Rumpoy would beg to differ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dranqFntNgo

Perhaps because you come from Belgium, which is pretty much, a non-country.


Netherlanders and French often have a go at Belgians for being neither. Luxembourg is rich, but heavily in debt.

By the way, your picture misses loads. Swaziland is known for Miswati III, for being a fun-loving, sex-loving harem king.

Edited 6/21/2015 22:05:27
The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/21/2015 22:09:13


Жұқтыру
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It's by far the most popular one. Go to any website with a large percentage of non U.S users and watch all the jokes about "Fat Americans" or "Stupid American rednecks" flow in.


I do, and though there are those, these are generally kept to the back. Tajiks and Mongols are forefront in the international stereotype; I think it may be just NATO zone that is so influenced by America that makes these websites.
The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/21/2015 22:52:22


OxTheAutist 
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Juq must feel so happy about these stereotypes about his country (listed in the maps):

Commies
Soviet Union
Not of Significance
Pole Dancers
White-Skinned Russians
Gas Transit Land
Orthodox Barbarians
Terra Incognita
Our Former Colonies
Frankenstein
El Franco Ruso
(Switzerland pretends you doesn't exist)
WTF?
White Trash
Kleptomaniacs, gypsies, and people who have never heard about us
Meh Country
Meh
Cuba Europea
Dictatorial Pussy

Well, you should be proud. The only country that recognised Scotland was Switzerland, calling us alcoholics.
Charles V called Scotland French puppets
Spain says that Galicia is the Spanish Scotland, if that counts.

Edited 6/21/2015 22:52:32
The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/22/2015 00:28:17


Thomas 633
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Also NZ are potrayed as sheep f***ers over here...
The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/22/2015 03:38:25


Benjamin628 
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That map has a lot wrong I think.

Finland -> Turkey
Sweden -> Czech Republic
Uzbekistan? (Corruption) -> North Korea/Somalia
Philippines -> Iceland
South Sudan -> Iran
Zimbabwe -> DRC
Mali -> India (Not by growth rate, but by amount)
New Zealand (The rugby part) -> Ireland
Norway -> Denmark
Denmark -> Finland
The Martian Rants: Stereotypes: 6/22/2015 03:43:26


Darth Darth Binks
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It's a little dated. If you look at Germany, it says "Almost winning the world cup."
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