Stereotypes still exist. From the amount of effort students put into their own education, to the type of music we listen to, and even the favorite colors we grew up with, it sometimes seems like there's a standard stereotype for everyone. This week, HuffPost High School's editors and bloggers fought back at the rules that have haunted them. They profiled overworked students, girl gamers, and proud pop music fans who were more than happy to stand up and be counted. No one was happier to accept these changes than you, the readers, who shared your own personal stories.
How do you defy stereotypes?
Blogger Stephen Autur opened up about his true passion for pop music and paved the way for readers to share their own passions. While he wrote that he was anxious for the musical ridicule to begin, the post had the exact opposite effect and one reader elaborated just how passionate we should all be. Do you agree with Clamdip LobsterClaws?
If anyone thinks American students aren't worked hard enough after they leave the classroom, user gallimaufry03 is willing to debate with you. The amount of homework high schoolers bring home has been a source of debate for awhile now: is it too much or not enough? What's your call?
16-year-old Hannah Weintraub smashes color and gender stereotypes in her post, "Pink Is Not Just For Girls," by pointing out that traditional gender roles have come a long way. User JRM couldn't agree more, but what do you think? Are the roles of men and women any different than they were 50 years ago?
Another stereotype that often haunts teens is the gamer image. It seems easy to call video game fans lazy, but how true is that description? MissAngela deconstructs the usual standards in several ways, proud of her gamer roots. What are your thoughts on gamers?
Teens across The Huffington Post are voicing their opinions on the changing roles they're experiencing. Do you agree that roles for students, men, women, and families are changing? How are you defying stereotypes?