A Social Group is a system formed by a group of persons who have the same roles in the society. A list of things define what is your social group like the average salary, educative level, the occupation, etc. This group of things can be easily identifiable, it has a structure form and it’s durable.
The people in the group act with the same rules, values and objectives agree on and required for a good realization of their purposes.
The Socials Groups can help you to feel good with people like you in an specific aspect because for the rest of the society you are weird, strange and different just because they are all identical.
Be different is good, it makes you unique. But for the rest you are a “freak”, a marginalized person although it doesn’t have any type of relation necessarily.
I think the fact that not be like the rest is good, makes you interesting but, why the rest of the society see you lower, distinct, “bad” for they? Why can’t we live everybody together? We are persons.
Be different is cool but when people sees you like you are weird isn’t. That makes that you fell lower, that you have insecurities and that make you want to be like they, but this is an another point.
STEREOTYPES: EXAGERATIONS AND GENERALIZATIONS!
When I say ‘freak’, what’s the first thing that you think? The typical little boy with glasses and spots who is always roleplaying or playing videogames online, don’t you? Well, it’s not necessarily true. Some stereotypes are false. The truth is that sometimes the image of a stereotype is true (for example, some freaks are just like I described before), but it doesn’t have to be like that.
What do I mean with that? Some people usually think that a person, for belong a specific collective he (or she) is going to be just like they think the collective is and sometimes if a person is not how other people believe they start to laugh at them. It’s very common that someone thinks that someone has an ideology or type of acting only for the clothes he (or she) wears. You don’t have to be gothic because you wear dark clothes or something similar, for example.
There’s also another stereotype very seen recently and it’s the ‘perfect body’ one, and it takes me to the next point.
The stereotype of a perfect woman or a perfect man has been changing for many years. Time ago, the stereotype of a perfect woman (relating to the physical) was the one who had curves and was a little bit robust. But now the new stereotype of a perfect woman seems to be the one who is so skinny that you can see her bones. Sorry, I think that I’ve lost the moment when they said that is perfect that girls endanger their health and their life for a stereotype imposed by the society. I don’t really understand.
And what we do instead of change this stereotype so girls don’t suffer diseases like bulimia or anorexia so they can feel pretty? Encourage that diseases and call girls with ideal weigh ‘fat’. Fat? Where can you see that a girl with hips is fat? Also the only thing it makes is that this girl believes it and she really thinks she’s fat. Is like delete her self-esteem.
Wouldn’t be more logical let every girl have the body she wants to have? (In a healthy way). Wouldn’t be better to avoid that ‘perfect woman’ stereotypes and stop criticizing people for their body? We’re not going anywhere like that.