Stereotpe Questions

28 04 2006

Q1. How do stereotypes impact on the lives of the characters in Bend It Like Beckham? Do they affect some of the choices they make?


In ‘BILB’ the characters are definitely affected by the expectations that stereotypes hand out. 

. Jess for example had heaps stereotypical situations that she had to confront and deal with. Her mothers ‘good housewife’ expectations have a grudge against her playing football and her father doesn’t want her dating an Irish boy.

. Jules’ stereotypical problems that arise for her are caused mostly by her mother wanting her only daughter to by a girly girl when her father has raised her to being a tomboy.

.Joe’s situations are caused from his longing to please his dad. Playing injured and trying to do well, the things that lead to his situation of coaching a girl’s team. He’s embarrassed by the fact but only for the reason that he still has issues with his dad not being proud of him.     


Q2. Do you think stereotypes like this exist in Australian society?


Yes and no, stereotypes such as girl should be in the kitchen and guys should be playing sport, doesn’t exist as strongly as it once was. Stereotypes do still exist from the influence of movies and news. It shows people that in schools ranks still exist that some people are higher in the social status and others are low and unimportant.  The main stereotypes I hear about are Goths, EMO’s and punk wannabee’s.


Q3. Write down a time you were confronted with a stereotype, when you had to behave a certain way.


The only time I was confronted with a stereotype was when I do drama plays and I have to change my personality to the character I’m faced with. In real life I don’t really worry about stereotypes, more or less I don’t really care about stereotypes.


Q4. Where do stereotypes come from, are the media responsible?


Stereotypes come from just random people. If they’re lucky then the stereotype will spread and become well known. It is the media that is responsible for expanding the stereotypes and influencing people’s idea on how they fit in society. A stereotype is a form of expression almost like a fad. Most stereotypes are common because people want to be different or they want to fit in because it’s cool.



Stereotypes And The Way They Affect Our Lives

26 04 2006

All our lives stereotypes lead and tell us the way we think people should dress and act.  This can affect the way we act around certain people and can have good or bad impression on that stereotype in general.

From a young age children are brought up the way their parents think children should be. This is a stereotype itself, the term ‘acting like children’ can be used to describe the way people act, therefore becoming a stereotype.   


Mainly television focuses on exposing and making fun of stereotypes.  Movies will always base their characters on stereotypes and over exaggerate them to the extreme, such as nerds, cheerleaders etc.

They also have ways of influencing the way we see a stereotype because we relate to that image and use it to label people in the real world.   

Being branded as a stereotype for some people can be a rather large problem in achieving the things you want from life.

A stereotype can stop people from getting particular jobs they want and in the past have stopped women from getting jobs all together.

Stereotypes are just empty shells of expectations that judge the way people think we should act.

An unfair representation of people in this world.

A Must Read. I swear These are good!

26 04 2006

Things to think about…  Here are a few things to think about that you probably have never thoughtabout; 

1.    Can you cry under water? 

2.     How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? 

3.     Why do you have to "put your two cents in.?" .       But it's only a "penny for your thoughts"?  Where's that extra penny going to? 

4.     Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were        buried in for eternity? 

5.     Why does a round pizza come in a square box? 

6.     What disease did cured ham actually have? 

7.     How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage? 

8.     Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours? 

9.      If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing? 

10.    Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV? 

11.    Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in         binoculars to look at things on the ground? 

12.     Why do doctors leave the room while you change?  They're goingto see you naked anyway. 

13.     Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural 

14.     Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to ahorrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat? 

15.      If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid songabout  him? 

16.       Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane? 

17.       If the professor on Gilligan's
Island can make a radio out
of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat? 

18.       Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, butdon't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is? 

17.       Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?They're both dogs! 

18.       If Wiley E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACMEcrap, why didn't  he just buy dinner? 

19.       If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is madefrom vegetables,  what is baby oil made from? 

20.       If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come frommorons? 

21.       Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star havethe same tune? 

22.       Why did you just try singing the two songs above? 

23.       Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he getsmad at  you, but when you take him for a car ride; he sticks his head outthe  window? 

24.       Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address in thefirst  place? 

Insanity Is An Inspiration

25 04 2006

My world and its flow of time

Travels slow, fast or not at all

Concept of Past Present Future

 Backwards, forwards over and over


The sounds of silence

Thoughts spoken not heard

Insanity driven by people

Future inspired by rebellion


Feelings arise from fascination

Infatuation caused by possession

The emotions strung by events

Like a tear spread across eyelashes


Unique perspectives, ideas

Like fingernails grow and break

Seen from high, low, inside and out

Thrown away when no longer needed


Unknown created by fear

Imagination awakened by myth

Difference caused by ideas

Change feared by the unknown


 Existence is a preview of life

Blindly driven by want

Need drowning in fire

Fire corrupting our souls


Light exposing our world

What you want to see

Outline in the darkness

What the world could be


Think About It These Have a Point

22 04 2006

I sit and puzzle at the following.

A man walks up to you and says – "everything I say to you is a lie."
Is he telling you the truth or is he lying?

If you take an Oriental person and spin him around
several times, does he become disoriented?

If people from Poland are called Poles, why
aren't people from Holland called Holes?

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?

Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one?

Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do practice?"

If the "black box" flight recorder is never damaged during a plane
crash, why isn't the whole airplane made out of that stuff?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

Whose cruel idea was it for the word "Lisp" to have a "S" in it?

Try and work these out!

22 04 2006

                Think Hard

 Comment if you think you know what they are.

I swear they never end. More Pic’s Off the net.

14 04 2006

Damn Straight!


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