I Hate Gender Stereotypes

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    We still have a long way to go

    before we are all free. "We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” ― Gloria Steinem
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    8 Responses May 10, 2015

    I hate "man sitting"

    and "lady-like sitting" ... someone should sit how they most comfortable weather their legs are spread or closed
    stpayne5302 stpayne5302
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT'S GREEN AND GROWING, QUIT IT WITH THE GENDER STEREOTYPES!

    Oh, hell. People are always defining you by your gender. You're a girl, so you must like the colour pink and you love pretty dresses. You're a boy, so you must be into sports or video games. WHAT BLOODY CENTURY ARE YOU STUCK IN? Anyone can cook. Anyone can clean. Anyone can like...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2012

    Hi, my name is sissy.

    I was born a male, but have always known inside of my heart that I'm a female. When I was a child, I would play house with my female cousin, and she would be the husband and I would be the wife. I didn't think there was anything unusual about that. She helped me to put on my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    Today at work, a stereotype came true through

    these GROWN female coworkers of mine.So, there's a stereotype or observation that women in the workforce gossip, and speak about the most trivial things. They make fun of what a person might wear, how a person wears their hair, or are just truly such wild cats against each other...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

    My daughter is really into Spider-Man

    so her aunty bought her a Spider-man hat. She wore it to nursery and a lot of kids made nasty comments saying she couldn't wear it because she's a girl. It's sad that children a young as that have already has gender stereotypes forced on them.
    DevilsStrumpet DevilsStrumpet
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2014
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    I think this ad is incredibly powerful.

    I’ll leave the commentary to others, except to ask you to consider 13 year old Mo’Ne Davis, pitcher for the Taney Dragons (8-0) of Philadelphia, PA. She has a 70 mph fastball and struck out 6 players in a shutout against a team from Delaware (described as a &ldquo...
    Rutterman Rutterman
    36-40, M
    7 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    I think they're very animalistic.

    We are evolved enough to not have our anatomical reproduction system dictate how we live our lives without it negatively affecting the survival of our species. Hopefully, one day they will become obsolete and people will be free to enjoy whatever they want and to express...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    My mom needs to understand Im going to wear

    'boys' clothes every single time i want to do it.
    BastetGoddess BastetGoddess
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    I went to college dressed with my dads

    and boyfriend's clothes :D ??
    BastetGoddess BastetGoddess
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    What's your opinion on the whole pink is

    for girls and blue is for boys stereotype? Personally, I despise that whole notion. I feel like my gift of something pink and princess related to my 3 year old niece is okay by itself, but when I put my gift next to what everyone else will get her, also pink and "for girls...
    SomeSerenade SomeSerenade
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 22

    Men have feelings too,

    and I know that men know that too. And what the fuq is a man card anyways? I grew up using a card called the REAL MAN CARD, there's a difference. And plus this is the Experience Project it should be a place where anyone can write anything they want. The hell with that man card...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    13-15, M
    1 Response Feb 10

    (This father is absolutely awesome ~ bb) Dad

    cheers when son picks an Ariel doll: 'I let my boys choose their life' Randee Dawn TODAY A story with a surprise ending all began when little Azai Willis received two identical gifts for his 4th birthday. Dad Mikki took his son to the store to exchange one, and Azai decided he...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2015

    I'm somewhat effeminate,

    and that makes me no less of a man, and it is not proof of my sexual orientation.
    KaelTail KaelTail
    26-30, T
    Oct 17, 2015

    i hate gender stereotypes

    because in society if a girl acts like a girl and a boy acts like a boy everybody is fine with that but when a girl acts more like a guy they say why can't you be more lady like and if a guy acts more feminine or likes anything feminine people automatically assume their gay i...
    PurpleMonkey34 PurpleMonkey34
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 27

    Her - I wonder what our second date will be

    like, or when we get married, and how many kids we'll have.Him - Wow, this is really good ice cream.Is this really what they are thinking?
    MaddietheGoalie MaddietheGoalie
    13-15, F
    Feb 8

    I just saw a small boy wearing a princess anna

    dress and some man said "if that was my son he'd get a right slap" and the boy replied "if you were my dad I'd report you to child services." And then he blew the guy a kiss and walked away. I'd be so proud if he was my child. What a kid.
    Thesupremewitch Thesupremewitch
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    I can't figure out my gender,

    men are supposed to be strong and tough and manly, but I'm none of those things yet I feel like a man, I'm fragile and weak and feminine, but I don't feel like a woman. Gender stereotypes make it hard for me to understand my own gender.
    vicinee vicinee
    18-21, T
    5 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    Gender Roles

    I was born in the early 70's and I was also born with both sexes. I did not find this out until 2006 when I started seeking out a medical professional for my full transition from male to female. I latter learned that I was truly 85% female and that my body was produce the female...
    ladybri71 ladybri71
    41-45, T
    5 Responses Apr 3, 2012

    I recently had an eye appointment to get new

    glasses and, as I naturally do, I looked at all my options of glasses to pick from before I made my final decision, not letting gender specifications limit my options. The glasses I ended up choosing were from the men's section, but before I settled on them the optometrist came...
    foremmma foremmma
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    So this photographer posted an ad looking

    for models. He posts a photo of a statue (it's not even chubby, I'd say just not super into sports, you know no fake butt or boobs) and he writes 'Hard to find a model with a body like this who would volunteer....' I am speechless at his ignorance, his codescendence, his lack of...
    badidea999 badidea999
    36-40, F
    Dec 6, 2015

    We're Equal

    I'm not arguing that the sexes are literally identical, because there are clearly some physical differences. I'm aware of the difference between sex and gender. However, for all practical purposes we may as well be equal. I don't expect males to be "manly" and I don't expect...
    Rennn Rennn
    22-25, M
    Nov 3, 2012

    my friends say im the guy friend every girl

    needs ... I'd go shopping with them fix them up ... I'm okay at make up if they want it and I can do their hair ... fix them if I need too tell them if somethings wrong and listen to all their problems and try to walk in their shoes
    stpayne5302 stpayne5302
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    I look through the Stories

    and Questions on here and I see alot of hate on guys. Guess what, not every guy on EP wants to get in your pants, or see whats in there. I have been on EP for a while now and have never asked to see anyone or anything. Don't just presume someone wants to see you because they are...
    ThePiggycorn ThePiggycorn
    13-15, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    I hate how men are told to not complain

    or man up when their girlfriend/wife does stuff that upsets them, and how sexist women call them abusers if they complain... smh
    ThrBlueDragonISuckYourCock ThrBlueDragonISuckYourCock
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 28

    a REAL MAN has balls

    and a **** it doesn't matter how big or small, hard or soft it is or can get ... they don't need to be what society calls "masculine" or "manly" ... a REAL WOMAN has a vagina it doesn't need to be wet or tight, loose or dry or any combination of them ... and they don't need to...
    stpayne5302 stpayne5302
    13-15, M
    Jul 4, 2015

    OK here is another stereotype i hate

    if a girl is in her 20's younger or older and says she's a virgin people are like all right good for you if a guy is people are like seriously wtf why is it so different
    PurpleMonkey34 PurpleMonkey34
    22-25, M
    Feb 4

    I guess I'll start with,

    I'm gender fluid. I'm more female than male most days, but I roll back and forth depending on the situation. I get a lot of flack from the ppl in my life about how men should act. It drives me nuts feeling like the world is still so closed minded.
    CDrixieXXY CDrixieXXY
    36-40, T
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    I'm a girl. No, I will not go make you a

    sandwich. Just because I'm in a bad mood doesn't mean I'm on my period.
    huntersmiles14 huntersmiles14
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2014

    I hate the words "girlfriend"

    and "boyfriend" those should be adjectives to describe the genders of your friends ... anyone have an other name that people would use for "significant other"
    stpayne5302 stpayne5302
    13-15, M
    4 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    Real Men

    My dad is the man of the house. He works, brings home the money, takes care of the bills. Mops the floors on the weekends. Umm.. wait... did I just say he mops the floors on the weekends? men aren't supposed to do that... For as long as I can remember, my parents have...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Jan 4, 2008

    I hate when people say a guy shouldn't do hair

    because it's "girly" ... I can do what I enjoy who says I like what you do
    stpayne5302 stpayne5302
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    I've always been told that

    since I'm a guy that I have to act tough and never cry. I'm so sick of that. I cry if someone that's close to me moves or dies. I know other guys do to, but I when I let my feelings show in front of my peers they just laugh.
    AManOfFewWords AManOfFewWords
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    People are far too complex to be hindered by

    such labels. Women can be bigger providers then men all they want. Women can be muscular and athletic. Women don't need to have a family. Men can nurture. Men can be stay at home dad's. Men don't need to be macho alpha males. Life's too short not to do what you want.
    smotheredbycats smotheredbycats
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    I don't like talking about cars,

    don't hunt or fish or like to hang out for a guys night. I prefer my kilt to pants, would wear skirts but perhaps I'm not 'man enough' to take the ridicule. Cold days I wear tights or opaque stockings under the kilt, other times if cool, something more sheer, mostly now because...
    donontario donontario
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 23

    Let girls be girls In one of my parents’

    photo albums is a much loved picture of me, my sister Martha and our cousin Emily. I would have been aged about 9, the younger girls 7. It is a gloriously sunny day and three little Red Indians are sitting cross legged in a circle on the velvety, emerald lawn of our grandparents...
    bethturner bethturner
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2014

    As a proud feminist I really dislike how we

    have all grown up to know and believe gender stereotypes of both women and men. It's 2014 and the fact that I still hear things like "that's only for girls" or "only guys can do that" make me so irritated and upset. I don't think gender should determine what you can and can't do...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 6, 2014

    I hate it so much when somebody tells me I

    can't do something because its something girls do it ****** me off and I defend my friends so when somebody tells them they can't do it because its a boy thing or they say your good at that for a girl that annoys me to
    loneleyboy loneleyboy
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    I went to the store the other day

    and there was a little boy fascinated with a toy,so he was playing with it,(my parents are both hispanic btw),the boys father kept telling him in Spanish that the toy was for old woman in Spanish not only that but he called his child a curse word as well,it just made me sad to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    Why does a girl “throw like a girl”?

    Well, if indeed she does actually throw less efficiently than her male counterpart (and let’s make no assumptions here, lest the stereotype becomes self-fulfilling), it is likely to be because she has been excluded from, or marginalised in, sports that require a good throwing...
    bethturner bethturner
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    Ok so I want to know something.

    I recently posted that I'm pansexual, one reply to that post was that if your CD, TG, TS, TV that you fit into the category of pansexual. I asked that he not put labels on ppl he doesn't know. His response that he wasn't labeling. Which I realize he's stereotyping anyone...
    CDrixieXXY CDrixieXXY
    36-40, T
    5 Responses Mar 2, 2015

    i understand how sometimes women are treated

    unfairly like in jobs, men are paid more and women are expected to this and that and not act masculine. Women can be who they want and wear what they want no matter how masculine or feminine. I don't want to sound s*xist, but sometimes I think women have it easy in gender...
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel
    16-17, M
    5 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    I absolutely despise gender stereotypes.

    I think they are outdated, illogical, stupid and harmful to society. By gender stereotypes, I mean the idea that men and women should act a certain way, look a certain way etc. and if they don't, they're freaks and there's something wrong with them. I don't understand why I, or...
    pixieowl pixieowl
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    My parents used to treat me like most girls are

    treated: made me be their cute daughter and buy dolls and stuff like that... but even then it didn't work out completly and I'm glad it didn't. Just be who you want to be, act the way you think is okay and dress like you want to. I hate stereotypes
    Vakuum Vakuum
    16-17, T
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015
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