Identity In Pop Culture

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Within society pop culture portrays many false ideas about individuals, these false concepts of character can sometimes portray an observable identity of the individual. People then make assumptions about the individual based on the visual perception that they have of you. This concept is especially true in the professional world. It is something I have experienced in both work places that I am currently in. When people see me, the observable identity that they see is a young-looking, attractive, ditzy, blonde girl. However, half of this perception is instantly proved wrong once an individual truly gets to know me. When striking up a conversation with someone, they are surprised when I tell them what I do for a living. I am a 19 year old woman who works as a full time preschool teacher during the week and on the weekends I work at a golf course. That doesn’t seem too unusual besides the fact that people see me and don’t picture me in that kind of work field. It is an ongoing joke …show more content…
Now even though this is a rhetorical question, the answer is usually older men. Working at a golf course I have experienced times where people treated me unfairly because of the way I look. I work in the cart barn, which means that every morning at 5 a.m. I drive 30 carts up a hill and park them in front of the pro shop for the golfers to take. I am the only girl who works in the cart barn, and it does not help that I am a young, attractive looking, blonde girl. As soon as I do one thing wrong with a cart, I have received comments from people along the lines of “typical female driver”, “the blonde in you is showing”, or “you’re lucky you’re so cute because you can get away with doing anything”. Comments like these are followed with laughing and I 'm often told to lighten up, after all it 's just a joke, right? Wrong, these golfers have a skewed perception of who I am and they use teasing humor to flirt with

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