Example: Assuming a man is gay if he acts like a woman or assuming a woman is a lesbian if she is very manly
- Yes. It's very wrong.65% (11)46% (6)57% (17)Vote
- No. It's okay.35% (6)54% (7)43% (13)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Are you asking if its okay to pre-judge?
Well, we all do to an extent.
That is how we keep ourselves out of danger or stay wary of our environment.
We formulate a general opinion about someone, sometimes it is neither negative or positive (just a thought about someone in general).
Sometimes our prejudgment shows accuracy.
I think it is only wrong to formulate an opinion about someone when you stand solely behind your pre-conceived notion about this person.
You believe dogmatically what you "think" about this person.
Even upon speaking to them (if they prove themselves differently than your thoughts), you still refuse to see him/her any differently.
You have in your mind "all" people that portray certain mannerisms are that way.
You leave room for nothing else.
I think thats where the problem lies.0
Most Helpful Guy
It depends, if a guy is in short yellow shorts with a shirt that shows his stomach and walks and talks like a girl, most likely he's gay. You can assume it until proven otherwise or vice versa with a girl (if its really obvious), but just assuming their gay because a girl dresses in guy clothes and has guy interests or a guy likes a girl song isn't okay, the girl could easily be a tomboy, the guy could be comfortable with his sexuality that he could do that and not be gay or self conscience of appearing gay.
Now racial stereotypes, if youve never seen proof of the negative stereotypes of a race in your experiences and you just assume that persons like that because theyre a certain race, thats not okay, thats being racist and prejudice. If you see a normal looking black person in your store and pay more attention to them then you do white customers when looking for shoplifters, then you are being racist. But if you were in a town where the demographic that stole was black and the ones that didn't were usually white, where you had a good number of both races in your town, as a black person i wouldn't like it, but i could at least see where your coming from. But people just go by stereotypes with no real hard evidence.
Now when you racially profile a Arab in a turban shouting at someone in Arabic on an earpiece at the airport... Thats understandable to feel that way because that is the demographic that does terrorist attacks in out country.
Other stereotypes like looking at someones race , gender, etc. and assuming they can't drive or theyre are bad at____ or good at_____ or have _____ negative or positive traits because theyre a gender or a race or have a combination of a certain personality with that race or gender, when you dont actually know them isn't okay. If your going off of your personal experiences with people like that, and majority of them had those traits, then its understandable why you think that way, (depending on what is it may be good or bad way to think) but if you haven't had enough experiences with it to make a huge assumption like that and are just going off stereotypes and what youve heard, then no its not okay to think like that.
I've been running and walking around my town for 5 years and there's a huge consistency with what people look like and whether or not theyre bad drivers. Its true, i didn't take what I've heard its what I've seen, i naturally stereotype people by how they look when theyre driving towards me, because if theyre...0