Australian Voices - Australian Stereotypes and Voices
1. A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified or idea of a particular type of person or thing. Two Australian stereotypes that I have learnt about are having a BBQ on a weekend and walking around in thongs, shorts and singlet. I feel that having a BBQ on a weekend is accurate as more than half of the Australian population do. The stereotype of wearing thongs, shorts and singlet is not as accurate because most people don't in the local areas.
2. Stereotypes can be damaging to a person or group as you feel pressured to comply with the stereotype. People assuming things about a person or group can also offend them.
3. Three examples of Australian Accents are broad, general and cultivated. I feel that I belong in the general category as the people I am around are speak in the general Australian Accent as well as 80% of the Australian community. This reveals to me that I am in the middle class of society.