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Monday, 25 July 2016

Explanation of stereotyping

Stereotyping is a belief that all people with a certain characteristic are the same. It is believing that everyone is the same because of gender or culture. Never judge a book by its cover.

The first stereotype is girls are weak boys are strong, it's a common stereotype. I disagree because some of the world's strongest people are girls and you need to be strong to do gymnastics and that's a common sport for girls. Also a boy's frontal lobe will not develop until they are older so a boy will not think of the consequences of getting fat or slim. Also it is rare for a five year old boy to beat a twenty year old girl. Even though boys are generally stronger it doesn't mean a girl can't be strong.

A second example is all Americans eat junk food. It is true some Americans like junk food but not all of them do, here's the my proof. I disagree because some Americans go on diets and the people that work on farms keep some of their potatoes, carrots, pumpkin and those types of vegetables. 

The last example of stereotyping is all Asians are bad drivers. I disagree
because in Asia they drive on the right side of the road where as we drive on the left side of the road. Their challenge when they drive in New Zealand is to learn our road rules.

Overall stereotyping is a way to make people feel bad about themselves and to make them feel left out.

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