The sentence itself just means the person didn't even notice they were being stereotyped.
Pigeonholing is classifying things into a small number of categories (usually, mutually exclusive ones). For example in this case, being a girly-girl versus being a tomboyish-girl OR being spoiled versus being not spoiled.
"The term usually carries connotations of criticism, implying that the classification scheme referred to inadequately reflects the entities being sorted, or that it is based on stereotypes" = Long story short, stereotyping.
Canadian raised + quote from Wikipedia
· 6 年前