MySpace: I’m a TEENAGE MOM, so I MUST be an irresponsible slut

Wow, that is a sensational headline. I apologize if it offends, but I think the kids want it to offend. At least a little enough to make you and I question stereotypes.

The subject line is a post from myspace with a request to post what stereotype is applied to you unjustly. It was emailed around between the kids as a meme I suppose. The logic first then the list:

this is to help people understand that stereotypes are dumb! and normally are
not correct… get to know people dont judge them!

Here is the list as forwarded to me by a cool 15 year old. Frankly I love seeing kids use the medium for intelligent debate. Candor is good. If someone knows who started this dialog, and deserves credit for challenging the rest of us, let me know and I’ll be sure to credit them. Or, given how quick people are to judge, it might be best to not claim it.

OK, enough political correctness, here is the post as built by a group of kids.

pick the stereotype that
fits you the most.
post this with that as the name…

I’m SKINNY, so I
MUST be anorexic

I’m EMO, so I MUST cut my wrists.

I’m BLACK, so I
MUST carry a gun.

I’m HISPANIC, so I MUST be dirty.

I’m ASIAN, so
I MUST be smart.

update: I moved the rest to an extended post.

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