Stereotyping is a way of making people say the same as you, think the same as you and believe the same things as you. It makes you think you have to be the same as everybody else and like the same things but you don't have to. You can be yourself and like different things and have different beliefs. Stereotyping is a way of labelling people and making them think that they can't change and be different to everybody else. People judge others by their look, their face or what gender they are and what country they come from. It's like judging a book by its cover and not reading the story in the inside. It can hurt someone's feelings and make them feel like aliens and not like the people in the community. It makes immigrants and refugees want to leave the country and little kids think that they have to like the same things as everybody else like colours and sports.
This is an example of stereotyping - Americans eat a lot of junk food and go to places like Mac’s and KFC. I disagree because America is a fit country it's just the food they sell has a lot of sugar and heavy things. I think that is an unfair statement about America and the people that live there my evidence is that America is very competitive in sports worldwide .
A second example is when people say Asians are bad drivers but they are not. In Asia there are a lot of different road rules so they have to learn NZ rules and get use to them. If we went to Asia we would be horrible drivers too so my overall statement is there are still bad drivers in NZ but not in Asia and if we were in Asia we would probably be bad drivers too. So the people that are saying that are being very unfair.
The last example of stereotyping is that girls don't play rugby and boys do. I disagree because some girls can and do play rugby very well so it is unfair to say that girls don't play rugby. My cousin plays rugby and she's really good. That's why I think that girls play rugby and also boys.
Overall I think stereotyping is a mean and crawl way to tease someone and make people think that being different is a bad thing when it is not. Being different is being unique and yourself and that's what you should be.