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Friday, March 20, 2009

Stereotype VS Comparison

When is it ok to say she dresses like a white girl? When will we be able to compare two different races and it will not been seem as a stereotype?

Is there a difference between negative and positive stereotypes?

Why do we always see stereotype as being negative. If I say she dresses like a white girl is that a negative stereotype?

A comparison is a rhetorical strategy in which a writer examines similarities and/or differences between two people, places, ideas, or things.

Base on that definition of comparison. Can I compare two different races/people without causing problem for people with very sensitive race radar?

A stereotype is a preconceived idea that attributes certain characteristics (in general) to all the members of class or set. The term is often used with a negative connotation when referring to an oversimplified, exaggerated, or demeaning assumption that a particular individual possesses the characteristics associated with the class due to his or her membership in it. Stereotypes can be used to deny individuals respect or legitimacy based on their membership in that group.
Stereotypes often form the basis of prejudice and are usually employed to explain real or imaginary differences due to race, gender, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic class, Stereotypes may be occasionally positive.

With that example if I say this young lady dresses like a black girl, when she is white is that a negative comparison. Or does it takes on the full meaning of stereotype?

I think it’s merely a comparison, for one in order for it to be a stereotype you have to be a part of the group.the definition suggests above of stereotype.

I was told last night by a fellow blogger that I am stereotyping by saying this and that I am not culturally aware.

I really want to hear you guys view on this topic. Weather it be in support or against my opinion.

Thanks much for sharing.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cheaters!


Why do you cheat? What do you think about cheating? What kind of cheating do you find acceptable?

Is it ok for someone to cheat on an exam? This is something that I know I am guilty of; I have cheated on exams before. We all might find cheating on an exam an passing to be acceptable but on the other hand cheating in a relationship is such a heinous thing to do. Are there double standards here?

'Cheating' is an act of lying, deception, trickery, imposture, or imposition. Cheating characteristically is employed to create an unfair advantage, usually in one's own interest, often at the expense of others. Cheating implies the breaking of rules term. Cheating is a primordial economic act: getting more for less often used when referring to marital infidelity. This in my view can also be applied to cheating on an exam, whenever you take a piece of paper or your calculator loaded with answers or formulas in an exams your also creating unfair advantage, which will result in you passing which also is totally in your own interest, result is you got more than you actually put in. not taking into consideration the genius idea of cheating that you used. lol

With regard to human relationships, couples tend to expect sexual monogamy If so, then cheating commonly refers to forms of infidelity, particularly adultery. However, there are other divisions of infidelity, which may be emotional. Cheating by thinking of, touching and talking with someone you are attracted to may be equally damaging to one of the parties. Emotional cheating may be correlated to that of emotional abuse, which to date is treated as seriously in a court of law as physical cheating
When in a committed relationship, the definition of cheating is based on both parties’ opinions and both parties may redefine their understanding to match the party at an either lower or higher extreme of this definition. Some couples simply believe that cheating constitutes doing anything, whether verbal or physical, that one would not do in front of their significant other. Such examples would include: expressing attraction to another, kissing and feeling.


I read a post yesterday and the blogger said why not brake up instead of cheating.
To me not because a man cheats mean I necessarily don’t love or respect his significant other, some men just can’t be satisfied with one woman, as well as some woman cant be satisfied with one man. To come up with a specific reason why men or woman for that matter would not be an easy task, for the simple reason each person that actually cheats have a totally different reason than the other.


I find these quotes funny, and some interesting. Which one of your guys like the second bulleting?

 All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity are easy. Stay away from easy.

 I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.

 If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.

 There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife. lol
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