Question of the Day – No. 292 Posted on February 8, 2019February 8, 2019 by Troy Headrick Which stereotypes are affecting your life? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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you always say that!!!
I like to help authors by giving good works a wider readership. I figure doing that says “I like it,” plus some?
Women’s Ideal Body Types!
I definitely agree with this one. I know men struggle with body image too, but I think the pressure to be perfect falls a little harder on women.
In your opinion, why is this happening? Why there is this pressure for women to have a perfect body?
I think the pressure for the “perfect image” comes from the media and celebrity culture. I do not know how or why, even though there are a few body postive movements, what the famous look like how non-famous want to look like.
I have a snapchat account which I use almost daily. After anyone famous has a child there are post for days about their amazing post-birth bodies. I think that is harmfull and misleading content for both men and women. Beyond pre/post birth bodies, as we get closer to the summer months I have seen the “summer bod” post start to pop up not only on snapchat but other social medias as well. “How to get the perfect body for summer” “10 Work Outs for the Perfect Butt *peach emoji*” It seems to never end.
How is that affecting you?
Like every girl in this society I fell pressured to be elegant, thin and mostly like a Model Body type. In a way so we are never satisfied with the way we look and always trying to change it. We should re-think this and not care but we are always being pressured and being reminded by those we love the most.
I agree with Varanda. It’s age and looks. It feels like I’m trying to keep up with perfect and that isn’t possible. I don’t want to alter my body in order for someone to decide I’m worthy of love. This world devours the young and innocent and then tosses them in the trash when they are done. American isn’t like Asia where you honor those who are older. Wisdom is not as valuable or as wanted as big boobs, a tiny waist and a young face. Everything people buy now is disposable. Things that should last a lifetime are tossed in the trash and if we cross that invincible barrier and get too old or too fat then we are rubbish too. We get traded in for something new. It’s extremely disrespectful how men (not all but a giant chunk even the man I thought wouldn’t pick another over me did) think younger is better. They look at women who are their own age and think they are fat and ugly and over the hill. Most of these guys bring nothing to the table yet they think they deserve better than their counterpart. I find that extremely offensive and the older I get the angrier I am.
Yes, that’s not fair. We’re supposed to be the most intelligent species of this Earth and still, we mostly behave based on basic instincts.
The limiting ones.
Like when disgruntled co-workers want to tell you what they think of …and then that ends up limiting perceptions, if one lets it…Or when making a decision, and things get ruled out because of previous perceptions that that thing may be too difficult.
The weird, but smart guy who likes anime and manga, thats the person i am and im proud of it!!! Nice question!!!!
Thank you! It’s awesome that you are proud of it! 😀
A straight woman who writes romance about gay men.
How is that affecting your life?
My family sneers at it. Most don’t know and I hide behind a pen name and obscurity. 😢😢😢
Not sure if this is a stereotype or a common perception but I recently got my arts degree and I’m sick to death of people asking what sort of job you can get with it, as if an arts degree is nothing but a waste of time. Also I’m in my forties, single with two adult children and people (well, men) assume that I must be a cougar or desperate for their company, when neither is true.
Those are tough. If people would stop assuming and start to understand, the world would be a better place.
That someone this sexy should have a high self esteem.
The lack of a high self-esteem might be because you don’t see yourself as sexy as others see you 😛
Oh. That’s not possible 😎
Stereotypes about obese women. As a trial attorney, I’ve actually been told that I was held back because of the impression I make on a jury. This was, of course, code for – you aren’t slim like our other female trial attorneys.
That’s just rude. I’m wondering how valid was that statement or it was just a problem that teller has.
I’m not sure but it affected my confidence for awhile. So, it became self-fulfilling. I have, of course, shaken that now.
That I’m the crazy ex girlfriend. This is a first for me 😂
Well, are you? :))
I am pretty reasonable in person. Now, if you were to look at my blog it might say something else. LOL.