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I Don't Think Gender Roles and Stereotypes Should Exist

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    Pigeonholes!

    Everyone feels most comfortable when dealing with a stranger to make judgments on them and hen put them in a mental pigeonhole. It is something fundamental in our make up, probably comes from the hunter gatherer days of our prehistory, a conditioning. Wouldn't it make more sense...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Oct 9, 2013

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    Split It 50/50

    Maybe if was living in the 19f*cking40's I wouldn't have a problem doing laundry, cleaning the house, cooking dinner, and taking care of my child almost completely on my own while my husband works hard to provide for our family. Life just isn't NEARLY what it was back then; in...
    livelustlove livelustlove 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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    I Give Up With The Youth Of Today

    sadly enough im only 17 and already tired with other my age, i wish i could have been born in the 50's old enough just in time to join the hippie revolution. i am a man, i like to sow, i like spa treatments, i dont know much about mechanics and i hate sport apart from cross...
    ourorboros ourorboros 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2011

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    I See People! I Do Not See Genders.

    Girly boys and manly girls and inbetweenees of all types.  Those of us that understand the point of humanity realize that the important thing is not if you are an "innie" or an "outie".
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 6, 2009

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    So Agree.

     I cannot even begin to explain the oceans of depth as to how passionately. Us guys? we're not allowed to actually give a ****. I HATE the gender binary
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2, 2010

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    It's Awful

    I don't like gender roles. It's stupid to say that someone has to do something, or should be able to do something, just because of their gender. I mean for Pete's sake! Saying that girls don't play video games, or fix their own cars, or do anything useful besides making...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F Dec 13, 2011

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    'female' Does Not Equal 'girlie'

    Just because I am female, does not mean I have to have 'girlie' characteristics, and want to be a 'typical woman', the example created by our messed up modern society. I am not entitled to being any particular way because I was born as a female, not a male. And males aren't...
    SylphNoir SylphNoir 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2011

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    They Are Only Limiting

    I hate it when people fall into the traditional gender roles. I don't think that women should be expected to do the cooking and cleaning, I think household chores should be split up equally. My mother does whatever my father wants, and I think he sees it as her role in the...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    Gender Is A Lie

    I feel fine about my physical sex but I don't care about gender at all. People should not be expected to do any thing because of their sex or any other accident of birth. The roles forced on women are disgusting and dehumanizing as are the roles forced on men. The whole idea of a...
    PixieCutLover PixieCutLover 41-45, M 5 Responses May 26, 2010

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    Everyone is their own interpretation of gender.

    That is what makes sense to me. Be yourself and see others as the individual they are.
    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 Apr 13, 2014

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    Totally!

    I may have a husband, but I'm a total pansexual. For those of you who don't know what that is, its not that I like pans, its that I like anyone really. I'm kinda what you'd call gender blind. Penis. Great. Vagi!nas. Sweet. Balls. Cool stuff. B00bies. Those are awesome. What this...
    EmpowermentProject EmpowermentProject 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    Nothing physically keeps men from wearing a

    dress and high heels. Nothing physically prevents women from playing football or driving trucks. Not really. and even the things that do physically limit us can be worked around. surgery can give a person the figure of whatever they want. if your feet can't reach the pedals you...
    InfiniteCorker InfiniteCorker 26-30, T 2 Responses Apr 14

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    More to the point, I don't think people should

    police others based on their genitalia. In some areas of my life, I am quite feminine. I also have a few "masculine" characteristics. It's when people try to lay down the gauntlet of what others "should" do based on their chromosomes that I take issue with.
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Why Not?

    I don't think anyone should be forced into a so-called gender role. But why do some people get so pissy with folks who fit the stereotype? Is it somehow wrong that I take out the garbage and my wife does a lot of the cooking? Is it wrong that I wear suits and she wears...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M Mar 6, 2013

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    I Don't Believe In Gender Roles

    I'll start with cooking. Out of all the couples I've eaten with, the best meals have been where the guy cooks. I don't think "women in the kitchen" existed before the 1900s. For example, some farm. The guy "labors in the field all day," then at harvest he has to take it to town...
    hellimus hellimus 26-30, M Sep 18, 2012

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    I'm a 18 year old girl

    but I guess you can say I sometimes have my "manly" ways. I've been in a relationship with a guy who sometimes has his "feminine" ways. We both see eachother as equals and one day (if we're still together of course) I'd love to propose to him ^_^
    Unicornwarrior724 Unicornwarrior724 18-21, F Aug 27, 2014

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    Gender Is So Much More Complicated Than The Sum Of Our Parts.

    Gender is so much more complicated than the parts that we have. Plus gender has nothing to do with sexual orientation. Who I am attracted to has noting to do with whether I am male or female.   I know my gender is female, just as I know the sun rises in the east. Now...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F Feb 27, 2010

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    Gender Is A Social Construct, It Does Not Exist.

    Gender is a social construct, it is the roles and duties assigined to your sex, there are four sexes, Male, Female, Intersex and Neuter. Gender is what we assign to this, more importantly what society assigns to it, for example a boy must act manly, he must be stoic, independant...
    KittyKie KittyKie 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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    Why Should We Be Restricted In 2013

    I find the idea there should be gender roles in this day and age, I have been told to "be an man" a few times in my life a.d i find that very rude. I am as much a man as any other just because i'm not what others expect or assume a man should be like. I fully agree with this...
    Iain321 Iain321 31-35, M 1 Response May 20, 2013

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    Add Some Flexibility

    I wouldn't completely terminate the concept of gender, but in an ideal world (in mine at least) it wouldn't be so completely dependent on physical sex. There is nothing wrong in gender roles themselves, but forcing people to adapt to to a role that doesn't suit their attributes...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2011

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    Society Did Not Create Them It Is Trying To Destroy Them...

    Gender roles exist naturally and predate society. Women when they are pregnant (And even when they aren't) need a stronger man to protect them. Forget about society for a moment. Imagine you are in a jungle and there are all kinds of wild animals looking for a slow tasty meal...
    bunnyhunterz bunnyhunterz 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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