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A counter-stereotype, reverse stereotype, or anti-stereotype is the reverse of a stereotype or simply an individual who doesn't conform to stereotypes. It can also be opposition to the process of stereotyping.

For example, anyone who doesn't conform to standard gender roles could be considered a counterstereotype (or "gender outlaw[?]"), particularly in a heteronormative society.

Other examples of counterstereotypes in late 21st century western culture are:

Counterstereotypes often attract discrimination and prejudice, such as homophobia sometimes from within the oppressed group itself.

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