• Stereotypes suck.

    by  • February 16, 2012 • * Safe for Work *, Anger • 3 Comments

    I am a tiny, shy, good looking blonde. I’m not trying to sound conceited, I’m just explaining. I’m in my first year of college and now more than ever I’ve noticed how people perceive me. As an idiot.

    All the people I meet in my classes, I can tell that they think I’m just a stupid partier. Reality is I don’t party ever, and I’ve been on the honor roll since kindergarten. Even my first semester of college I was on the honor roll. I’m not stupid.

    In my culinary class, we split up in groups of 3. The two girls in my group watch me like a hawk. They bark out orders at me like I’m a three year old, and are constantly asking me questions to make sure I’m doing things that are just common sense. Funny part is, I’m the only one in the group who HASN’T messed anything up.

    For my job, I nanny my neighbors 3 kids. Anywhere I take them people treat me like I’m just a kid too. Obviously if I’m being trusted with 3 kids 5 days a week, I’ve got some brains in my head.

    And when I’m driving with some of my “friends”, they try to make fun of me for ‘making mistakes’ when really I’m just being a safe driver. I’m sorry I refuse to drive 10 over the speed limit and ride people’s asses. I like to follow the rules of the road and stay safe.

    I’m just so incredibly sick of it! Don’t judge a book by its cover. I’m gonna just explode soon and it’s not gonna be good. If all this has taught me anything though, it’s for me myself to not judge other people. And I haven’t, I guess that’s good.

    3 Responses to Stereotypes suck.

    1. Fannie
      February 16, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Don’t keep your feelings bottled up. Speak up, that’s all I can say. If you don’t speak up now you will regret it. You will feel a whole lot of weight of shoulders if you put people in their place. Especially since you say you’re tiny. People will see your figure and your blonde hair and just assume you’re an air head that can get away with w.e they want with just looks. You are not that person and don’t let people label you that way. I’m sure you know this already but sometimes you just need that push.

      Best of luck!

    2. spring
      February 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

      I am a brunette I have been described as stunning, lovely, beautiful, breathtaking etc, etc, etc. I have encountered some of the things you describe; I was on the honor roll as well all through my school years and I was also very gentle and kind; I have learned that people (mostly women) usually are very jealous of: 1. Beautiful women and 2. Intelligent ones. Most of the time they are incredible threatened by beautiful, intelligent women; a beautiful, intelligent woman is simply lethal, it does not matter what size she is; so my advice to you is to learn to speak your mind without losing your sweetness; assert your identity, you do not need to tell (anybody) and those who know you that you are smart, they already know it and I am guessing that is the reason why they try to make fun of you and it is simply because they feel that they do not measure up to you, also these are not your friends, keep that in mind. A true friend will be proud of you, not put you down. Good luck!

    3. :)
      February 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Hi there,
      I’m a thin, attractive blonde as well. I’ve run into this stereotype my whole life. Even now, with a graduate degree, I’m sometimes treated like an idiot. I can completely empathize with you. It’s annoying and insulting to be treated a certain way based on others’ presuppositions. I’m sorry you’ve had to deal with it too.

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