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I Don't Think Gender Roles and Stereotypes Should Exist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 556 People

    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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    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 4 Responses May 26, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't think my parents would be smiles and giggles if I ever decided to marry a girl. They don't even know that i'm into girls and has no feelings for guys.
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    After watching how ugly and nasty divorce can be I don't think I'll ever get married.. It sucks all around and it's mostly unfair to the kids.
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    Is it just me or does my reality only make note of better judgment. Hatred isn't a strong enough word for suppression. Ever be free and be held in contempt for things that hold no...
    russtruman russtruman 22-25, M Apr 1

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    minimum wage shouldn't exist at all. the system regulates itself. if you want more money then don't take a job that pays very little. if you can get a bigger paying job then get...
    bckyltylr bckyltylr 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I just read a post from Facebook about his friend's death. Before, I didn't know what it was about when he posted a status saying R.I.P. to my best friend until today, I read his...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M Apr 12

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I hate people liking me just because I am good with make up, good on dress i wear or I'm good in my profile pictures.But guys, hello, I see myself not that attractive. I'm freaking...
    kristinef1 kristinef1 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I think I'm just meant to be one of those people on this Earth that lacks the adequate people skills to maintain an intimate relationship with a "significant other". Although I'm...
    MisAnalogy MisAnalogy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Whenever I think too deeply, I tend to dig myself into a hole, whether the topic was pertaining to me or not. It almost always ends with me thinking, " It doesn't matter. I'm going...
    MisAnalogy MisAnalogy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Don't do it...Don't turn the key.You will open a door you cannot close,One of despair, one of uncertainty, one that wants what is not mine.I want the fairytale.I want the happily...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 3

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    My tears burn My face sometimes. =( I still don't like people to see Me cry. Some people just don't care that you have feelings. Nor do they care if they are the ones who caused it...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Jealous; You said you loved me: what you mean your going to the club? I could be the one to dance with you and give you shots. For real your talking to her? I could be your boost...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't care if I ever get married, as long as I can have a little farm for my horse and a few dogs, I'll be good.
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    At the risk of sounding prideful, I'm feeling very lonely because most people even in my own family don't have the mental capacity to comprehend my sense of morality. They just...
    DoctorOBlivion2 DoctorOBlivion2 26-30, M Apr 6

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    We're all different. We cope in ways that we consider suitable for our own well being. Some use constructive coping mechanisms, while others use destructive ones. Along the lines...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I want to die now, but the thought of leaving my son growing up without a mother breaks my heart. i feel like I'm trapped into living but I'm afraid I might be hurting him more...
    justspeechless justspeechless 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Nope. I don't personally know people with degrees but I've heard stories and, more importantly, I've known some dumb honor/AP students when I was at school. It just seems, as is...
    Ewashere Ewashere 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Minimum wage was never meant to be a living wage. it was meant for teens who haven't had a job before, who don't have any working experience whatsoever. You want more than minimum...
    AdrienneMorrisa AdrienneMorrisa 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I don't know what is wrong with me. I'm tired of being hurt. I'm tired of crying. I'm tried of having all these feelings... I wish my heart was numb. I'm tired of it all..
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think Depression is a dark beauty in a person's soul. Depression surfaces from subconscious mind to conscious mind which manifests in the daily life and activities of a person...
    22depth 22depth 22-25, F Apr 10

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    I think at most American minimum wage should be $9 at the most I see some people wanting it to be raised to $11, $15, and now I have even heard of organazations wanting it to be...
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M a week ago

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