Is it wrong to be upset about someone stereotyping you,if you stereo type others?
When someone slots you into a stereotype pigeon hole, it means that they are not seeing the whole you, but maybe one or two aspects that you show the world. Isn't that enough to be upset about?
It's good to be upset, as stereotyping is typic of superficial people. But if you stereotype others... you are doing the same thing you hate, so you lose the right to be upset. You are right to be upset about someone stereotyping you, as long as you don't stereotype others, otherwise you would be incoherent.
Being "upset" can take many forms, but usually involves feelings. I don't find feelings right or wrong, but I think we sometimes do exactly what we accuse others of in response to the same thing.
I recall a gay acquaintance stating bisexuals are just "weak people who can't make up their minds" and a lesbian friend who felt uncomfortable when asked to be paired with a transgendered relative of the bride for the walk down the aisle. She said it felt "icky".
Maybe our response is more important.
"So you, who have felt the hurt of discrimination and misunderstanding, of stereotyping and feeling disenfranchised are OK with actions towards another person whose exact preferences may differ but whose personal worth and need for acceptance is the same?"
Maybe it's more important to challenge their thinking than to judge it right or wrong.
Probably not. You feel the way you feel no matter the reason.
Everyone has (their own pet peeves) about things that bug them. What may offend you may not offend someone else.
Life is a (personal) journey.
Just about everyone "generalizes" at times in one way or another.
Truth be told everyone is a hypocrite about something.
A "white lie" is still a lie! And yet one doesn't call himself a liar.
People stereotype all the time but the stereotypes are true in many cases in terms of people's subcultures. While it is wrong, even aberrantly evil to stereotype on the bases of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, & creed because these components aren't monolithic in scope. Many horrific acts of genocide & prejudice occurred because of evil racial, ethnic, age, gender, sexual orientation, & creed stereotype &/or pure prejudice which was inexcusable, even unpardonable.
However, many subcultural stereotypes are spot on especially in terms of education attainment, socioeconomic income level, & family size. There are clear, evident behavior patterns, consciousness, mentalities, mindsets, outlooks, philosophies, psychologies, & outlooks based upon one's specific educational attainment, socioeconomic level, & family size.
A high school educated person has a far different perspective on life than a person w/a Ph.D. An extremely lower income person has a far divergent life philosophy than a person who is upper middle income. This extremely lower income person feels that the world is against & will inculcate this philosophy to his/her children never to strive for anything, just accept the crumbs & refuse of life. On the contrary, the upper middle class person will stress to his/her child the value of education, achievement, & success. The person from a small family will have cultural experiences & the opportunities to attend graduate school while the person from a large family lives in squalor, on top of each other, & will only have attained a secondary education, if that. So stereotypes based upon a person's subcultural base are woefully adequate whether people want to admit it or not.....
.Sorry to burst your bubble yet again, Nichol..........Oopsie........
Grace how can you say one stereotype is accepted and ones not? Or prejudices for that matter.it's all the same you can look at someone in knee boots and say they must be a hooker or look at someone in non name brand and say they must be poor?
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