Tuesday, 1 March 2011

streotypes of a male misunderstood. and its not all good

Stereotypes are never a good thing, I should'nt have to write an essay on the negitive effects of stereotypes and how it goes hand in hand with racism and sexism But it seems the world still hasn't got a grasp on things so heres one about male stereotypes. Why male? well its a lot less touched on then female stereotypes or racist stereotypes. And what is a male sterotype? well people seem to fixated on being a 'real man' - what is a real man in a stereotpyical opinoun? well heres what I've found over the years from my perspective
  • He's strong
  • He can win in fights
  • He can drink a lot
  • He's not gay
  • He can sex well
Theres obviously loooooads more than ive just listed, and of course all of them are bullshit but that in my personal experiences is the stereotypcial man that( more than I'd like to admit) people expect when they see a male. First off why are these stereotypes wrong? well believe it or not there are many men out there who actually believe this ''makes a man a man'' and therefore if anyone is for example homosexual or dosn't want to drink then he is seen as a joke or looked at in a negitive light therefore shunning people from simple life choices that we are all entitled to make, in extreame cases this can be a form of oppression because it influnces modern day man so much that he may never be what he wants to be because he fears of the repercussions he might face against his fellow man.

And that is why these stereotypes are bullshit. so what does make a man a man? well in my opinoun you should backup a bit and ask yourself instead what makes a decent human being a decent human being? because as soon as we categorise ourselfs into what we should/should'nt be via sexual orientation were already saying that females can't do certain things males can and visa versa and thats a pretty sexist view to have in my opinoun. let's all just work on bettering ourselves as human beings instead of focusing on traits we 'should' have because of if were a dude or a gal

peace and thanksx

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