What is Stereotyping and how does it affect jobs?

Stereotypes. A topic that aggrivates modern society to this day. It has been here for hundreds of years, and no one has done anything about them. Why don't we start now...

What is the meaning of Stereotype?

The meaning of Stereotype is- a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

What are some examples of Stereotypes?

Some examples of Stereotypes are:

  • Girls liking Flowers & Boys liking Gaming
  • Girls as Nurses & Boys as Doctors
  • Boys liking Blue & Girls liking Pink
  • Girls Working from Home but Boys out at Work

Stereotypes can be harmful to children and to adults. These can put you off becoming what you want be when you are older & just plainly being yourself. I have had many Stereotyping in my life already, but I block it out and just be myself, no matter what anyone else says. I want to be a lawyer when I'm older, but that is considered a 'male' job. However, I am not going to let that stop me from pursuing the dream and role I want to do.

What has jobs got to do with Sterotyping?

Jobs can be very stereotyplical and can can the whole course of my life if you let peoples thoughts control you. A few months ago I thought that Nurses could only be women & Doctors can only be men. But now I know men can be nurses & women can be Doctors, i can be very easy to stereotype something without even realising.

I hope everyone at BNC has enjoyed my first discussion starter. Please comment down below on anything you know about Stereotyping, and I will use it in the next article.


Comments (9)

  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    09 Nov 2020

    A very thoughtful first discussion starter, emotional_tomato. Instead of writing another article, keep all of your comments and thoughts on this one by using the box at the bottom. Then, people will be able to follow how the discussion has progressed!

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  • Hammond School logo generous_fish | Hammond Junior School B
    09 Nov 2020

    Can you explain to me what you think about work.

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    1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg emotional_tomato | Bruntcliffe Academy
      generous_fish's comment 09 Nov 2020

      Hello generous_fish,
      I think that jobs are a very dangerous place for stereotypes, as many people can underestimate men & women because of what they like. If you met a female that loved football, played video games and wanted to be a sinectist, what would be your first thoughts? If you met a boy who loved Disney, does Ballroom & Latin dancing and his favorite colour was pink, what would be your thoughts and opinions? Comment down below for your thoughts, and I would like to know your honest opinions, as I will not judge any opinions you have, as those are yours and you have the right for people to except who you are. Think you again generous_fish for this question, and feel free to ask me questions and I will answer them as soon as possible!

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    10 Nov 2020

    This is a very good post you made there emotional_tomato

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    1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg emotional_tomato | Bruntcliffe Academy
      decisive_redcurrant's comment 11 Nov 2020

      Thank you decisive_redcurrant, it means so much to me!

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      1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
        emotional_tomato's comment 11 Nov 2020

        No problem (by the ways i really enjoy reading you posts keep it up)

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  • Hammond School logo reflective_artic_fox | Hammond Junior School C
    11 Nov 2020

    Well done, emotional_tomato!

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  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    18 Nov 2020

    I agree. Stereotypes are dangerous in my opinion. People who are young and don't understand stereotypes won't know how to fight them off; It could hurt them mentally. This is because stereotypes don't just happen in jobs though. But a thing my teacher said was that, in a stereotype comes a tiny bit of truth. For example, All Asians have squinty eyes. Now this is not all true, however most Asians have squinty eyes. Another one would be Asians eating rice. This is common for Asians but not all of them eat rice. Either stereotypes are based on truth or the past.

    Jobs are important, so getting stereotyped while doing a job can be painful and hurtful, however sometimes the stereotype they are comparing you against you is true. You don't have to, but the best thing to do would be to just accept it rather than be more offended than you already are. Stereotyping against work and jobs can affect a person very much.


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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      spirited_insect's comment 19 Nov 2020

      What should be done about this problem, spirited_insect?

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