The Staten Island Girl stereotype, fueled in part by trashy reality-shows like "My Super Sweet 16" and "Jersey Shore", is one that the borough's women are trying to disassociate themselves with.
In this video from SI Live reporter Joe Soldano, hear from Staten Island women who think the negativity behind the stereotype is unwarranted, and what they think should be done to reverse it.
It's no secret S.I. took a pop culture pummeling over the last decade. Women, specifically, catch the worst stereotyping. (Thanks in no small part to MTV's infamous "My Super Sweet 16" in 2005 and "True Life: I'm a Staten Island Girl" in 2007.) So, how can we reverse the reality TV wreckage? We took to the streets to find out.
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