What’s Behind A Stereotypical Label?

Cher & Salve,

I haven’t been blogging lately because I’ve had stuff going on (studies, exams, chores,etc; the bored life).

But this blog right now is completely and only based on a sub-topic I took from under: STEREOTYPING

Sub-Topic: High School Stereotyping

Now, everyone must’ve gone through that one phase in high school where everyone has their eyes following your back, either whispering or teasing you about something or another. Maybe you’re still a kid and stuff like ‘she’s the girl who stole my pencil yesterday’ could hurt you, but hey, it’s still gossiping right?

So, anyone seen the famous, on-point movie The Duff? Pic below if you’ve forgotten what movie i’m talking about:

the duff.jpg

Anyway, in that movie, the Duff stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend (calm down, it’s just a label) created by a popular, hot jock. He didn’t go around calling anyone a duff (I mean, that’s messed up right), but that didn’t stop him from pointing out which one was which. It doesn’t mean if someone calls you a Duff that you’re either ugly or fat, it’s not a literal meaning. But that’s what the movie revolves around, a girl who doesn’t know how everyone labels her until the jock who kinda created it tells her. She asks him to help her out in each department: looks, confidence, popularity, to get out of the Duff Label once and for all. Through the whole thing, she learns to love herself for herself and not fall for other people’s opinions and labels.

Here’s this sickeningly amazing quote/bomb-ass thing she said:

“Yeah, I’m somebody’s duff. So are you, so is everybody! In the end, it isn’t about popularity or even getting the guy. It’s about understanding that no matter what label is thrown your way, only you can define yourself.”

That’s one of the most best quotes that could’ve helped inspire every bullied, victimized, labelled girl/guy out there.

But, the main question is, why do people label others? The first answer I got to my head was: jealousy.

Sometimes people tend to get jealous of other people’s looks, personality, intelligence or something and can’t stand being lower to them. So to make life better for themselves, the simple answer is to ruin an other person’s life?

That’s sick, right?

I mean, imagine putting your feet into that victims shoes and facing the world everyday? (I am exaggerating right? God, I actually am:( I’m describing this whole thing as if the victim is taking part in the Hunger Games)

In the end, after all those years of getting troubled with horrible, mean comment and being judged for someone you’re not, what happens? Nobody can be labelled by just the looks, everyone is more than a label.

Being judged for someone you’re not, or something you didn’t do isn’t exactly a fun thing. The most stereotypical labels in high school: jocks, nerds, sluts, ghetto, ratchet, sexuality.

Jocks are taken as mean, arrogant good-looking popular guys when maybe some of them aren’t mean or aren’t arrogant. It’s the label that tells you about everyone when in actual you can’t judge anyone without knowing their backstory.

Quote for the day:

“Judging a person does not define what kind of a person they are. It defines what kind of a person you are.”

Until then suckers;)

“Always watch your back, you never know who’s keepin’ an eye on you. Take it from me.”

XOXO,
Winter Girl

 

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