The Lingering Effects of Stereotyping

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The Lingering Effects of Stereotyping The Lingering Effects of Stereotyping The three stereotypes upon which the paper will focus are: women are untrustworthy; all White Americans are rich; and the elderly population is useless. The first stereotype is that women cannot be trusted. Often arguments to support this stereotype come from media representation in television, film, and otherwise. Women are often represented as liars who have intercourse outside of marriage or a relationship. Women are also represented as duplicitous among their social circles, particularly while a part of peers groups consisting of only women or primarily women. On talk shows broadcasts during daytime television as well as nighttime dramas, women fight over lovers, become jealous over possessions, and deceive others as a way for personal advancement professionally, personally, financially, or otherwise. In real, lived experience, for example during adolescence, typically girls are abrasive and aggressive to other girls. There are films such as Mean Girls (2004) that are stereotypes brought to live action about high school girls who do anything, especially if it involves cruelty and lies, to achieve ultimate social status. These stereotypes breed distrust among women and girls in real life. Many of the stereotypes present in the media are based on actual behaviors and personalities of real women and their actual treatment of others. Part of the reason why the genre of teen films is so popular
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