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Social stereotypes For some reason, we all seem to find the need to label each other. How many times has somebody put you on the spot and asked "So what are you then?". And what are you expected to reply? Am I a townie because I own a pair of Adidas trainers or am I a grunger because I bought a rock CD? Am I a Beck because I'm Jewish or am I a trendy because I bought my bag from Topshop? I don't know. You tell me. The fact is, the person asking me who I am has probably categorized me already, and they will have classed me as one of the following: First there are the townies. Townies can be recognized by the gold jewellery and sports clothes they wear, both of which cost �5 down the local market. ...read more.


Next are the Becks. Normally spotted in their natural habitat, Starbucks in Golders Green, Beck girls are likely to be three things: rich, Jewish and done up to perfection. The Beck girl comes with a variety of accessories including at least one pair of Miss Sixty jeans, �100 hair straighteners and a Tiffany Star of David. They will almost certainly have blonde highlights, their make-up will always be perfect and they will always have a new pair of jeans, or a new top or belt or whatever ridiculously overpriced item of clothing they "needed" daddy to buy them that week. Not that I'm implying that they're shallow or anything. "Trendies" are simply everyone left who don't fit into the above cliques, providing they shop in high street shops, i.e.: Topshop, French Connection. There are few trendy trademarks. ...read more.


I know people who just aren't interested in getting to know me because they don't agree with the type of music I like. I also hate the underlying hatred between different groups. I asked my friend the other day why she hated a girl and the answer she gave me was "because she's a townie". I often get people saying to me "why are you going out with a grunger? You're a townie". Am I? And if I am, does that really mean that I can't hang out with the people that I want to? Townies hate grungers because they listen to Nirvana. Becks hate Goths because they're weird. Grungers hate Becks because they're shallow. Everyone hates townies. I'm not suggesting that these groups should be entirely abolished or anything. I just think that everyone should be a little more accepting and a little less judgemental. I don't think the music you listen to or where you bought your shoes changes who you are. ...read more.

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