I Don't Think Gender Roles and Stereotypes Should Exist

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    My mom showed me a photo of a trans women

    who had a beard still and she said is this the worst trans person you've seen? I was really angry and told if she feels comfortable in her own body she doesn't need your approval! I just think my mom is so close minded and she thinks genders are only certain traits it makes me...
    FtmTroy FtmTroy
    16-17, T
    Jan 13, 2016

    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

    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

    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


    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

    It's something that we should accept,

    that not everyone is "traditional" but thats okay ^~^ because everyone is beautiful and unique no matter who you are. Thats all i wanted to say ^~^
    JustAPrettyFlower JustAPrettyFlower
    18-21, T
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    We need to be careful of what we wish for.

    Gender roles are beautiful things when elected by an individual rather then selected for that individual by a society because of their genitalia! I was born with male parts. I was pressured to perform in stereotypical male roles. And expected to be a "man". I was nothing but...
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    Oct 20, 2015

    "no woman should travel the world

    after marriage, a woman s place is at home not in an office they should take care of the house and please their men and only are used for children and take care of them." no I will go where ever I want when I get older and will not be a stay at home mom who slaves away and only...
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2011

    I don't believe in being "manly"

    or "girly". Gender roles are definitely something manmade and can be broken only by humans. People are people and they should not be categorized. Everyone has their own hobbies, their own likes and dislikes, whether they be "manly" or "girly". Just be you, and don't care...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    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

    http://m.bookemon.com/book-profile/the-shadows-arising/165803 If you click on this link, it will take you to a book I wrote a few years ago, "The Shadows Arising". It has become pretty popular and has gotten many good reviews. It is $20, yes, but if you buy the book $10 are put...
    novaftmpride novaftmpride
    18-21, T
    Jul 26, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    I agree. I don't really think about my gender

    often unless it comes up in debate or discussion. In fact, I prefer to base my identity around other things that don't relate to gender roles or stereotypes.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    I just tried to look like a female.

    How do I look? (pic included) šŸ˜‚
    Ruinsky Ruinsky
    18-21, M
    Aug 31, 2015

    I have a 1 year old son.

    Everything I do is wrong to family, I can't get him cute snow boots because they are in the girl section. They were black, and the only reason the Dads family got him light blue, purple, and back shoes is the black and blue are "boy colors". But, the real thing I want to say...
    TellyLuv TellyLuv
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    I simply don't care. And by

    that reason I don't believe in the idea of gender roles. If you're a woman and want to be a ditch digest then don't fret and do it already. If you are a gig and want to be a nanny, don't fret and do it already.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Oct 4, 2015

    Want me to be the stay-at-home-Mom,

    guys? Tough luck. A: I'm lesbian. B: I'm going to be an actress, so there's no way in Hell I'm gonna be cooped up in a house. C: In this economy, most families can't afford to have a stay-at-home-Mom, so it's not even financially feasible.
    sierra1997 sierra1997
    18-21, F
    Mar 12, 2016


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    4 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    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

    So Agree.

    Ā IĀ cannot even begin to explain the oceans of depth as to how passionately. Us guys? we're not allowed to actually give a ****.Ā IĀ HATEĀ the gender binary
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 2, 2010

    I hate it when websites

    or airline companies ask you for a gender pronoun. "Would you like to be referred to as ms, mrs or mr?" Now you are asking. Too bad nobody asked for my opinion when I was born. What makes you even care which gender I am, taking into account that gender is something we ourselves...
    aersibeth aersibeth
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    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

    There are people in this world

    who feels different than what their body was created for...and that's just fine with me. If you are a woman but feel like a man, then be a man. If you are a guy who feels as if you should be a woman, then be a woman. You aren't hurting anybody by following your heart. :)
    bluesky1223 bluesky1223
    18-21, M
    Jan 22, 2016

    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

    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


    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
    Jun 12, 2013

    I hate the "oh you're a girl you need to stay

    home and have 3 kids!" Seriously? I'm taking marketing classes to start my own business and be a corporate CEO, not stay home all day every day. If that's what you want, then go for it, no matter your gender. But that's not for me.
    MedusasDaughter MedusasDaughter
    16-17, F
    Nov 29, 2015

    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
    1 Response May 6, 2009

    '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

    I am a Brony, so because of the stupid

    stereotype that boys are not aloud to watch My Little Pony Friendship is magic, I have to pretend I am not a brony. So, what I do is I only have my wallpaper something My Little Pony if it has barely anything noticeable on it. So, untill this issue is streaghtend out, I will go...
    trose0928 trose0928
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    There are only two genders/sexes.

    Those are male and female. We are as we are born, and as nature intended. The trans are conforming to gender stereotypes. A woman for example who likes certain things that society deems are masculine now think they have to be male. The same applies to men who think they are...
    skykidx1 skykidx1
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    Although I understand no one wants to feel

    alone in this lonely place. I can't stand labels, since I was younger I hated them. I have been confused as some genders and I downright dislike it, I'm just me. A simple human. I love who I love and that's all there is to say on this matter. What's wrong with just being you?
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    Oct 4, 2015

    If no one cared on both sides of the fence.

    I don't think we would have all this bitching at each other. do what you want with equal protection over what either or, chooses to do. with agreed rulz of the game of life.... yeah i don't have that much faith in the human condition. mine as well said can't we all just get...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 30, 2015

    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

    Genders do not matter ,

    ,what should truly matter is how intelligent one is and what they may or may not do with it
    Msxspraypaint Msxspraypaint
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    A label is just a label.

    It doesn't properly describe the person.
    hereok hereok
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015
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