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how to fight stereotypes

Postby no2stereotype » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:15 am

Stereotypes are crippling our chances of happiness ,friendships and a healthy life !!!

because we believe in stereotypes like,

1."body and sizes of organs" (stereotypes from media, net, websites, photographs, books,
films etc.and constant comparisons by "men" over the centuries)

this the worst stereotype ,it is based on "reproductive stereotypes" which is actually a "need" in women ,
in order to reproduce a "particular trait ""like body height, symmetrical body, attractive face, penis size
(which sadly has no use at all for survival after the great advancement in science!)

2."gay men cannot form strong groups or cannot be united!"

most gay men have a feeling that they cannot be united with other gay men,for friendships ,our rights, freedom ,
due to this we are not able to understand each other and are becoming foes with no reason!

3."gay men need only sex "

this is actually a stereotype which has spread like wild fire,
it has made us constantly thinking about a particular subject, thanks to porn and even mainstream films.
This is a media driven malicious plan to make money out of our "addiction" ,
to make us buy porn videos,magazines,books,memberships in porn sites etc.

but along with losing our money we also distance ourselves from good friendships and
groups which would have helped us a trillion times!rather than watch porn models who want money and not friendships!

4."gay men are recluse and greedy"

This is a real stereotype which i have seen in my country where many men are adapting to believe and practice ,out of sheer ignorance .
Thinking this will be good for them , well the greedy part of collecting money is partially good for medical emergency or studies or career or making a fortune to live happily but we also need trust able friendships!

5.gay men like to be "promiscuous"

This is a stereotype killing our lives for centuries, i do not know who started this rumor,
but many people painfully believe it and follow it blindly just to make sure he is no left out!
This is very stupid and dangerous habit which cost us our life and our romance or love life forever!

How can we fight these evil stereotypes started by some unknown- ignorant- illiterate -lazy people ???who
have just one agenda on mind "to destroy our precious lives forever".

Should we give in to these ignorant people?

Please do reply.
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Re: how to fight stereotypes

Postby Earl Butz » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:49 am

Welcome, Number 2 pencil.

Greedy? Never heard that one before. What country are you from?

One reason gays have been so promiscuous is they couldn't be legally married. Kind of a catch 22 there.

The first three things on the list are sort of silly. None of that stuff is evil, unless you think it is. :roll:
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Re: how to fight stereotypes

Postby Odeh » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:12 pm

I was thinking, "Queer As Folk" was chalked full of stereotypes..If one saw that and didn't know any gay people..one would think all they thought about was sex and that they were
thinking with their lower parts and were full of drama and doing drugs and partying all the time..and this show was produced by a gay producer I think..
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Re: how to fight stereotypes

Postby DeckApe » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:12 pm

Odeh wrote:I was thinking, "Queer As Folk" was chalked full of stereotypes..If one saw that and didn't know any gay people..one would think all they thought about was sex and that they were thinking with their lower parts and were full of drama and doing drugs and partying all the time..and this show was produced by a gay producer I think..


Face it. Most of our lives are probably not HBO-worthy ratings grabbers.

Scene 1. Husbands kiss briefly as first departs for work.
Scene 2. [Eight hours later] Husband 1 calls husband 2 on cell phone.
H1: Hi, honey.
H2: Hi, sweetie. Homeward bound?
H1: Yep. Was I supposed to stop at the store for anything?
H2: Oh, yeah. Couldja pick up some chicken from the deli? I don't wanna cook tonight.
H1: No sweat. I think the Meal Deal is, like, ten bucks with a side dish and some biscuits.
H2: Sweet. Get the jo-jo fries.
H1: Roger, aye. Chicken and jo-jos. See you in twenty.
H2: Thanks, sweetie. Love ya.
H1: Love ya back.

They ring off.

[roll credits]

See, that isn't even PBS exciting, really.
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Re: how to fight stereotypes

Postby nimby » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:05 pm

LOL LOL LOL!!!

When I was straight I used to watch Queer As Folk all the time and thought, "Wow. what exciting lives." Boy was I disappointed. I did have some fun in night clubs, but nothing like on TV. I could have though, I just put the reigns on me.
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Re: how to fight stereotypes

Postby Earl Butz » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:39 am

I think careers are where you find the most obvious stereotypes. Flight attendant, hairdresser and choreographer are always the three that come to mind. I don't like male hairdressers, but I must admit gay waiters are much better than their straight counterparts.

Let's face it, there's a ton of gays in the arts. Maybe not on stage, but in the background. Actually I wish there were more on stage. Like how about an actual gay guy playing a gay guy for a change? :roll:
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Re: how to fight stereotypes

Postby DeckApe » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:56 pm

Earl Butz wrote:Let's face it, there's a ton of gays in the arts. Maybe not on stage, but in the background. Actually I wish there were more on stage. Like how about an actual gay guy playing a gay guy for a change? :roll:


Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel in Glee.

Best I could do on the spur of the moment.
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Re: how to fight stereotypes

Postby sidaga » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:11 am

Human race has always followed stereotypes in all the form of society. It is present in size, race clan, education etc. we have only assumptions about each other and not facts. I don't think there is any way of surviving the stereotypes.
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Re: how to fight stereotypes

Postby rubysparks » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:05 pm

DeckApe wrote:
Earl Butz wrote:Let's face it, there's a ton of gays in the arts. Maybe not on stage, but in the background. Actually I wish there were more on stage. Like how about an actual gay guy playing a gay guy for a change? :roll:


Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel in Glee.

Best I could do on the spur of the moment.



Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Modern family
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Re: how to fight stereotypes

Postby nimby » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:09 pm

How to fight stereotypes? Come out! Be out! and don't hide. Loud and proud, remember?
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Re: how to fight stereotypes

Postby robaczka » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:36 am

Stereotypes are cruel! It should be changed in kindergarden, to do not lear stereotypes! and in school, in homes. But it is hard to change the whole world, so we should try in homes!
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