Stereotypes And Misconceptions Of Pastor's Wives: The Truth

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Pastor’s Wives: The Truth Defying stereotypes and misconceptions in today's day and time is as hard as making it to every church service every Sunday. In today's world stereotypes and misconceptions are the driving force behind how people or a group of people are perceived. Stereotypes are a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. Stereotypes often happen due to a people judging and making preconceived notions about someone or some group of people. As for a misconception its a view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding. Misconceptions are a formed from having stereotypes, but is incorrect because it is based on untruths. Life for a pastors wife is nowhere near perfect, like the stereotypes and misconceptions suggest.…show more content…
Stereotypes, however are based on truths that are usually exaggerated. For example, when people start stereotyping they infer that a person has a whole range of characteristics and abilities that people assume all members of the group have. This leads to social categorization, and that is making a person who they are based on their group membership. Sometimes, this can have negative reactions. As for a misconception, is a view that is incorrect based on untruths. It is an assumption that a person or group does or has because he or she are apart of the group, but it isn't exaggerated for anything. Gretel Ehnrlich in the article About Men, sheds light on stereotypes by stating, “Instead of the macho, trigger-happy man our culture has perversely wanted him to be, the cowboy is more apt to be convivial, quirky, and soft hearted”(1). This shows how groups for people are stereotyped whether it be from the movies or the posters that group is seen on, such as the

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