I just need to write about something that’s been going around. So as a purveyor of memes, I've already seen all the memes of 2012. And hopefully, if you've been scouring the internet recently, I'm sure you've seen the $#iT "blank" says to "blank." What I'm here to discuss is the $#iT Girls Say to Gay Guys:
Now I know that many people have enjoyed this meme that has been going around, and I don't mean to be a Scumbag Steve, but I think this brings up a very important point in the world of stereotyping.
Hi gay guys, how are you doing? Good, good. Umm, how many of you watched this video and went..."Yep, that's happened to me before..."? I can definitely say that this has happened to me a lot, and I'm certain I'm not the only one. Now this is by no means an attack on women who are friends with gay guys who have said some of these in the past (and if it seems like that, I sincerely apologize), but I want for everybody to acknowledge the stereotyping that goes on every day.
I always hear the expression "Stereotypes only exist because they are true." Sadly, this has been something said so frequently that it is essentially an axiom on life. My question is, why can't we stop the stereotyping? If you've seen the $#iT "blank" says to "blank," you also know they exist for various ethnic groups and minority populations, all with many stereotypical quotes and expressions that really do offend people, but people are afraid to speak against it, especially if this exchange occurs between very close friends. In my opinion, it is perhaps easier to discuss these among friends to try and stop the awful stereotyping, and then it will potentially permeate the social atmosphere.
It's a start, right?
(And yes, I do talk in memes on a daily basis)