Through the eyes of someone who hasn't experienced the direct effects of the discrimination that the LGBTQ community regularly faces. It is easy to dismiss their calls for help and rights as unnecessary. For the public is blinded by the great “strides” it has made from successful lawsuits to legalizing same sex marriage,that they have created a sort of equality facade were mainstream LGBT individuals are projected as the pinnacle of equality, even though this scenario can be the farthest truth to the average person who identifies as an LGBT individuals . The LGBT community is a wide community, according to the website “the daily beast” around 10 million Americans—4 percent of the population—now identify as LGBT (1). Based on the information, …show more content…
These people do tend to face their own individual challenges, however many of the struggles that they face are common across the community. One of these struggles can include overcoming stigma, individuals can be greatly affected by predetermined beliefs about their sexual identity whether it's positive or negative(3). As a society, we tend to be with actions as long and they're not directly harmful to another person. For its ok to to state that “ gay men are more feminine while queer women are more masculine”, these statements seem harmless because they are not a hundred percent derogatory. However, if we focus too much on these stereotypes inevitably they can alter and guide our actions against and a person will perceive one of these people. Allowing these stereotypes to used as a substitute to real life interacts, can cause a person to gain prejudice. Even though Prejudice is usually defined as an unjustifiable negative attitude toward an outgroup or toward the members of that outgroup (4). Prejudice can take many forms of discomfort,anger, fear, etc. These stereotypes are very problematic to the LGBT community because it steps away the individual's identity because society had already constructed one for them. If people decide to let these “harmless” stereotypes to guide them in their opinions about this group of people, the strides we have made within these past years …show more content…
When speaking with Kassandra Rendon-Morales from the association COLOR, she explains how detrimental it is to recognize the impacts stereotyping has on these individuals, she illustrates the struggle by stating “ yes, I am mexican, yes, I am latina, but im also much more than that i'm my own person with my own degree, I have family, I am my own person, yes I do identify with these labels but that's not the only thing I want people to see me as” . The same theme arises in this quote from book Luna, ." He let out a short laugh. "Who's that? A caricature I've created. A puppet, a mime, a cartoon character. I'm this male macho version of a son that Dad has in his head. Even though, the interview and quote aren't directly connected to sexaulity they provide the same theme. These stereotypes and label may be useful to get a quick understanding of individual, however when the labels are used to give reason and to structure a person's life it's become toxic. Kassandra understands her labels are a part of her identity but also understand that these labels are barley skin deep, for the experience people face and the personality they create over time is what really matters. The quote from “LUNA” symbolizes the same theme, this individual Liam inside identify more as a girl than a boy, but at throughout the story you see how the father has this large idea of what a “boy”
Spread of negative stereotypes Negative stereotypes have been created by us, as a society, we have allowed ourselves to live with this misconceptions that impact all of us in a certain way. We have contributed to those beliefs that say that social status, income class and ethnicity define our identity. In fact, we have been and also have prejudged others at a certain point in our lives, we prejudge people we don’t know and also the ones we think we know like our own family members. In “The Achievement of Desire” by Richard Rodriguez he discusses his personal experience on how he stereotyped himself and also his family.
“Stereotypes, they 're sensual, cultural weapons. That 's the way that we attack people. At an artistic level, stereotypes are terrible writing.” - Junot Díaz, an American-Dominican author. Stereotypes have the ability to make or break an image of any one person who fits the requirements of any single stereotype.
In the non fiction article by Zeba Khan she conveys her supposition that identity is something one chooses rather than something based upon societal perception by using sarcasm, and using stereotypes to back up her ideas. By using stereotypes to help combine claims with facts this helps her exhibit her ideas. To first begin the topic,Stereotypes present a good position for an argument by representing a common struggle between the reader and author.many people have been put under a situation where they were portrayed as a different image because of an assumption that someone made. This helps connect the reader with the author to share similar connections which in turn helps convey the author’s ideas more thoroughly to the reader. For instance
Moreover, homophobia can also contribute to the spread of HIV. LGBT individuals may face social and economic exclusion, leading to increased risk-taking behaviors, such as sharing needles, feeling accepted, or coping with discrimination. It is crucial to address homophobia and HIV as interconnected issues to ensure that everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, has access to quality healthcare and support services. This resolution includes implementing policies that protect LGBT individuals from discrimination, increasing education and awareness about HIV prevention and treatment, and providing access to affordable and effective HIV testing and treatment options.
In today’s society, individuals and groups are labeled with either positive or negative stereotypes. People encounter stereotypes everyday and everywhere. It is the picture people paint in their minds when approaching a group or individual when in fact it may be different in reality. Stereotypes affect a person’s way of living and thinking either in a negative or positive way. Stereotypes are based on truth but in an exaggerated way, while misconceptions are formed from having stereotypes.
Straight people have some stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community that they must stop believing. I chose 4 stereotypes that I'm going to explain: 1. IT'S JUST A PHASE A lot of people said that it's a phase, it will pass and he's just finding himself, but not. It can't change.
A brochure for “Reminder Day” expressed that homosexuals were often not treated as equals and that the Federal, state and local governments have shown bias towards these individuals. Although some religions would perceive homosexuality as a sin, the individuals are still human and should be given the same opportunities as the rest of the population. In the past, the Declaration of Independence promised natural rights for all men, but some rights were not realized for minority groups. Over time, parts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were revoked and amended so that in today’s world, all “men”, including women and minority groups, all have the same rights.
Stereotypes rampant in today’s society. They are implanted in one’s mind from a young age and learnt from school, media, friends or family. Moreover, the unique qualities of a person which can be beneficial for society can be hidden due to stereotypes. As a result, society can undermine a person by judging that judging that person based on the general idea it has about that person’s age, race, personality and/or financial status. Consequently, stereotypes have been a common topic that many authors have used in their books, with one such book being John Ball’s
While some believe not all assumptions and stereotypes are bad, but they force people of the group to fit in a generalized description stripping individuals of their uniqueness. According to the article, “ Positive Stereotypes Are Pervasive and Powerful” by Alexander M. Czopp, Aaron C. Kay, Sapna Cheryan, “even norms that emphasize and encourage superficial attempts to demonstrate inclusiveness, diversity, and multiculturalism at personal and institutional levels...often come with subtle but substantial costs.” There no are such things as positive stereotypes because although affiliating one’s identity with the stereotypic strengths of their social group can have a more immediate response towards group pride and collective self-esteem,
People thought I was writing about stereotypes, but more than anything I was writing about my own life.” (299) in a 2005, interview with Ase
Stereotypes create a widely believed mental picture of that group. For example, in About Men, Gretel Ehrlich mentions that “...he’s gruff, handsome, and physically fit on the outside…” Ehrlich’s choice of diction helps the reader develop a mental picture of
People once used to enslaved people and abused people who simply had different skin tones; they were not conceived as human under the law. Now as history has shown us, that wasn’t justice. In every civil rights conflict we are only able to recognize the just point of view years after the fact and when the next conflict comes along we are blind once again. (Amanda) As I’m writing down this paper we are repeating history once in for all. LGBT communities are just HUMANS who are
Stereotype a word that harbours judgements and ideas of how an individual or groups should act depending on factors such as social status, culture, sexual orientation and nationality. It is still used very often in today’s society but most of it consist of ideas that are proved to be false or exaggerated but nonetheless these unrealistic judgements are spread amongst society through propaganda, traditional and social media. In some circumstances, stereotypes can be extreme enough to incite prejudice, disrespect or even racism between people. Three stereotypes that I find to be to be really relevant in today’s society are directed towards the culture of Americans, Asians and Muslims. These stereotypes portray how these populaces act and what their characteristics should be or is.
Today, we are living in a very complex social environment. In today’s society, people are stereotyped in many different ways depending which category an individual is located in. Haven’t you been stereotyped at some point in your life? Or you may have stereotyped someone without even noticing it. Stereotyping is actually more serious than we thought and it is becoming a major problem in our society today.