Tag Archives: TajmaNaj

White Girl Stereotypes

11 Jul

After Monday’s post which questioned how stereotypes of black girls evolve, I thought it was only fair to check into some white girl stereotypes. Searching on-line, there were actually numerous articles on the subject of stereotypes of both black and white women; some serious and some satirical.  I’m posting two finds here.  Please post links to any interesting article or video discoveries you make.

 

First,  is a list poem that appeared on Yahoo! Answers as a response to a student asking for advice on school assignment to write poem on stereotypes of white girls:

 

I DO NOT BELIEVE IN STEREOTYPES! BUT I DO KNOW A FEW:

 

stupid

eating disorders- bulimic/anorexic/over-eater

evil

snobby

flat booties

no curves

tiny lips

dingy

clueless

hair lice

can’t cook

can’t dance

no rhythm

slutty

unassertive

overly-sensitive

wild party girls

gold-diggers

won’t work

let their children control them

incest

plastic surgery

cry babies

spoiled

daddy’s girls

say “um” and “like” a lot

racist

greedy

selfish

try to use sex to get out of things like “tickets”

sense of superiority

look old at a young age

tan too much

shallow

materialistic

These are a few! I didn’t want to go overboard!

 

The following video is pretty funny–a young woman pleads for the dismantling of white girl stereotypes.  It’s funny, and yet, if I was an academic, I’d have to say something about the fact that this is a young, black woman, dressed in a blonde wig, talking about white girl stereotypes, so there should be some kind of discourse about subversion, racial constructs, signs and signifiers, etc., but I am not an academic, and so will leave it up to you all, to add any remarks about the multi-layers of looking at race that are happening here.

 

 

 

____

SOURCES:  Yahoo! Answers, November 2011; www.youtube.com, White Girl Stereotypes, by TajmaNaj, 5/23/2011