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Old January 1st, 2014 (10:34 PM).
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Is there a certain stereotype about your gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity , or etc that you hate or don't understand?

I don't think I'll ever get the "men don't ask for directions" stereotype. That is something that is untrue for a lot of the guys I know. Every time I go somewhere I've never been before , I always look up directions. Either online or if I'm out, then I'll stop somewhere and ask someone in the area. When my dad gets lost on a trip or when just going from point a to point b, he also always stops to get directions. Though it seems that society thinks the opposite and I hate that so much.I can see how men are more prideful at times (which might also be another stereotype) , but it's not gonna kill you or anyone to stop for help every now and then. You will still looked up by your family as the provider and father figure if you raise your kids right. Your pride and dignity won;t be hurt much just from asking directions. In fact asking for help from can be way more easier and less stressful than not.
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Old January 1st, 2014 (11:50 PM).
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I can't stand the one where we ride kangaroos to school and say g'day mate all the time. Sure, it was amusing at first but really? C'mon guys don't assume this stuff about Australia based off one stupid film. >_>
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I find the stereotype that all gay men are supposed to be super high pitched, feminine and flamboyant to be very annoying. I met a gay boy like that and he was bloody irritating but the guy was a jerk anyway, his behaviour just exacerbated that concept. I don't see the connect between sexuality and personality.

Another thing that irks me is that us guys are supposed to drag our balls over a cactus field for a bunch of entitled, immature women when beginning those process of dating. I'm all for being a gentlemen but if you can't engage me as an equal then don't expect me to waste my time, self-respect and money like I used to. God, I used to be such a whipped little *****!

When people of different ethnicities automatically assume i'm the devil because i'm white and privileged. If you don't want me to judge you negatively don't do the same and base it purely on race.

@Aslan aye, it feels like Americans don't get educated about any countries other than their own.
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I can't stand the one where we ride kangaroos to school and say g'day mate all the time. Sure, it was amusing at first but really? C'mon guys don't assume this stuff about Australia based off one stupid film.
The average Americans keep thinking we live in Windmills, having tulips all over the place, wearing wooden shoes at every possible moment, eating cheese for dinner, and using a bicycle a lot.

Well, the bicycle part is true, but anything else? Nope!
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Old January 2nd, 2014 (2:46 AM).
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The fact that everyone thinks all asians have small penises are smart as hell and get A in everything is tad annoying. Though I wish it was true. :c
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Old January 2nd, 2014 (3:14 AM).
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I can't stand the one where we ride kangaroos to school and say g'day mate all the time. Sure, it was amusing at first but really? C'mon guys don't assume this stuff about Australia based off one stupid film.
Try saying "Good eye might" without sounding Australian! :O

One thing I absolutely hate is when people automatically assume that I'm stupid and fat all because I'm from America. I have an extremely open mind and if I lost any weight, I would be blown away on the breeze. Well, I have a little meat on these bones, but not that much. I've been told to piss off of certain arguments online just because I was American and everyone thought that I was going to say stupid things and be extremely closed-minded about everything.
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I think it's bad enough when others think that the United States is an overall rude country. There are nice people here in the USA as well, and rude people exist elsewhere too.
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There's a lot of truth to a lot of stereotypes, and I like joking about them all the time. But the one that irritates me the most is when people associate interests with a particular sexuality. I will never in my life be able to understand how liking something correlates, in others' minds, to someone being gay.
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Old January 2nd, 2014 (5:31 AM). Edited January 2nd, 2014 by Manitee.
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The average American seems to think that if you're from England you're a stuck up, rich snob who enjoys afternoon tea. Umm, not at all.
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Old January 2nd, 2014 (5:59 AM).
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I don't understand why people think that because I am an atheist, I am a bad person...
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I really hate that stereotype that left-handers are "of the devil" and "need to be destroyed before they can harm others". It's more of an inconvenience to my day than you'd think. Adds half an hour to my trip to work every day.

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The average American seems to think that if you're from England you're a stuck up, rich snob who enjoys afternoon tea. Umm, not at all.
Well, recently, I've got an American asking me if I was Mexican, because one of my Videos had Dutch text (or 'Spanish', as he/she said that).
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Old January 2nd, 2014 (8:23 AM).
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Well, recently, I've got an American asking me if I was Mexican, because one of my Videos had Dutch text (or 'Spanish', as he/she said that).
I wish people would be a bit nicer on how they ask things. :/ Stereotyping sucks.
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Old January 2nd, 2014 (8:30 AM).
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@Raichu: I'm also left handed and know it. =)
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Old January 2nd, 2014 (8:43 AM).
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There's sooooo many about black people. Where do I even start?

"Black people love fried chicken":
It's okay, but it's hardly my favorite food. I tend not to like anything fried. Actually...now that I think about it, there's some truth to this stereotype. I'm just an exception

"Black people love watermelon":
I hate watermelon. It tastes like edible water. Watermelon flavored things are delicious, but watermelon itself? Blegh.
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I don't understand the long hair stereotypes. He must smoke the sensimilla with that long hair. Or, he must be a skater or something. Etc. While in my case its mostly true, it has no connection to my hair. And I have fellow long haired friends (The lion pride lol) and they don't match the stereotype. I don't think most people do match any stereotypes. Just the ones that stand out do and that's what I hate. :o
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I haven't heard of any Bulgarian stereotypes, but I'll surely laugh them off. I don't take stereotypes seriosuly, to be honest.
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I don't like the stereotype that middle class college students are snobs.
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Most stereotypes regarding autistic people are relevant to only a very small percentage of the autistic population. I have yet to meet a single autistic person who can memorize a ****ing deck of cards and use this to cheat in a casino but apparently a lot of people seem to act like we can. Also, just because it's a social disorder doesn't mean you can't be talkative. I talk a lot but with most people I struggle to actually maintain a conversation flow, but I think my energy keeps people interested. Also, Christian Weston Chandler is an awful discrace of a human being and people need to stop acting like that's how aspies are.
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I think that, knowing how many wars France has fought in the past, the stereotype that the French are cowards is simply unfair. I'm not actually French, so I'm not offended, but it's the inaccuracy of the stereotype that irks me.
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Old January 2nd, 2014 (12:15 PM).
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Is it a good or bad thing that I've heard of essentially none of these stereotypes? Save for the fried chicken, watermelon, and Asians getting As.
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When people of different ethnicities automatically assume i'm the devil because i'm white and privileged. If you don't want me to judge you negatively don't do the same and base it purely on race.
omg yes

I hate how the word "privilege" is being thrown around so much nowadays. You're discriminating by assuming I must only be able to think a certain way due to factors outside of my control.

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There's a lot of truth to a lot of stereotypes
Hmm but one could say, "of course you think they're true because you believe in them", and thus consider your perspective skewed because of it. That said, we need to differentiate between racial stereotypes and cultural tendencies. One is potentially harmful, the other perfectly reasonable.

Most of the time, though, it doesn't even matter because the conclusion you reach won't actually affect you in any significant way. I mean, let's say all black people really do like fried chicken. So what? So what if Asians are really all smart? Even if they're true (they're not), it means absolutely nothing either way.
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Old January 2nd, 2014 (1:33 PM).
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The stereotype that all stereotypes stem from Americans. Some might, but America as a whole doesn't believe it. Quite hypocritical really.

Also that all Americans are fat and stupid. I like to think that I'm slightly intelligent, plus I'm underweight.

Not sure how "popular" this one is, but that anyone of Polish descent has a marriage arranged by their parents. Uh, what?

Intelligent people are "nerds." There might be some people who are, but just because you're smart doesn't mean you can't play sports and can't make friends.

The first thing people always ask me is "do you play basketball?" Apparently every tall person plays basketball...?
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