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I Hate Gender Stereotypes

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    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 6 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    I'm a dominant non-shaven girly girl dating a

    sensitive man who wears flowers, makeup, and dances!
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    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 18-21, M Nov 3, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    I am not sure if this can be put under gender

    stereotypes. But here goes, something which i think is important. Men are often expected to be this animal who gets turned on by the sligthest hint of a female nudity or whatever. No matter which mood or time it is. No matter how tired, then he is ready for action!. But we dont...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 4

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    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 Jul 19

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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
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T 8 Responses May 10

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    i tie my hair up half up half down (it's too

    short for a high ponytail *eternal crying*) and my sister goes on and on about it like "that's a girls hairstyle" and i'm just like I.DONT.CARE. and SHE KNOWS i hate gender roles and then she'll always ask "when are you getting your cut?" and i'm just like um until it at least...
    aohana aohana 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I am a girl. I don't like pink.

    I don't wear makeup. I won't grow up to be a housewife. But I'm not a tomboy either. I'll never pretend to be naive to seem more attractive. I'll never change my style because it's not to the liking of someone else. I want to be the girl people like because she's kind, funny...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    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 31-35, T 6 Responses Feb 19

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    I watched a video in school yesterday about

    what America would be like if we didn't have woman's rights laws. The entire time, men in the video we're talking about how women should "go back to the kitchen" and "do what they're supposed to do" (have babies). Im very passionate about women's rights and the video was so...
    rsommer95 rsommer95 13-15, F 8 Responses Mar 21

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    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 3 Responses Jul 4

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    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

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    i love this ad on so many levels.

    it's really quite rediculous how much i love this ad lol
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 18

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    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

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    Men are not always stronger Women are not

    always better mother figures Statistics are only part of a whole picture Just because 90% of people fit them doesn't mean the other 10% don't have a say I'm waiting for a day when assumptions aren't based on genders And based on evidence instead When gender doesn't help form...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    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 16-17, T 5 Responses Mar 22

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    I hate gender stereotypes

    as a bi-genderqueer. When i feel like a woman, there is no problem to go to women restrooms and stuff. But when i feel like a man, i don't know where to go. I am uncomportable with my body all the time.
    michaniel michaniel 16-17, T Mar 21

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    Especially Here At Ep

    That's why I will always alter my avatar,swapping between male figures,female figures,and non-anthropomorphic figures too.I know this will really confuse andeven irritate some EP members,but why should that be my problem?What I have to contribute to this siteand its members has...
    ZenChai ZenChai 26-30 3 Responses Jan 14, 2011

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    I freakin hate when people say "your a girl,

    you should do this.." Or " Girls aren't suppose to do..." I hate it. Stop putting stuff in gender area. There are no rules for what a gender should and shouldn't do. It's stupid and I hate it. Stop putting everything into a Stereotype.
    Shal2 Shal2 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    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 1 Response Jul 4

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    Hate is perhaps a little over the top.

    But for example, some time ago there was a television show called "Real men". Men who had to lose weight, and so forth. They tried to make it all fun. But I dont see it as fun at all. Just the wording "Real men" sorta sets me off, that was what bothered me the most perhaps...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    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 9 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    Humans are humans. Caring is caring.

    There is no box for any mind. Never was. Rebels always existed. Girls were ******. Boys were pooseees. Increase in population Plus pressure. Plus chemicals Simply made more rebel.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 3

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    Everyone used to tell me "you ms to gain muscle,

    get big". Really is it so wrong to want to be slender sexy verses big and handsome?
    CDrixieXXY CDrixieXXY 31-35, T 2 Responses Feb 18

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    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 6 Responses Jun 19

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    I went to college dressed with my dads

    and boyfriend's clothes :D ??
    BastetGoddess BastetGoddess 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    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 3 Responses Jun 19

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    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

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    In family and parenting class we literally had

    to read about gender roles out of the textbook. It showed a picture of the dad working in the yard with his son and a girl cooking with her mom. We were told that boys should grow up to act manly and she constantly refers to boys as "knights in shining armor here to rescue...
    Twittlebug Twittlebug 22-25 3 Responses Feb 18, 2014

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    Yes, I'm a woman. No,

    I don't like pink and no I don't want a man to be there to love me and protect me. Stop assuming things!
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    People should be who they want to be,

    not what they are expected to be. :)
    TheNameIAlwaysWanted TheNameIAlwaysWanted 16-17, T 2 Responses Mar 5

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    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 2 Responses Jul 3

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    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

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    My sex is male my gender is female im bi

    curious im attracted to girls but I love the D and being girly I crossdressed for the first time when I was 8 years old im 22 now I still haven't come out but if I'm alone im crossdressing and doing girly things im looking for female friends that don't judge and wouldn't mind...
    Horseofdiffcolor Horseofdiffcolor 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 3

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    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 8 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    Why is it that most children's toys are marketed

    as boys or girls? Why do girls bikes have a seat for a doll on the back? Why don't boys toys extend to dolls, what's the biggest fear, he is going to grow up to be a dad?
    tugboatcaptain tugboatcaptain 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    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 31-35, T 7 Responses Mar 2

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 20

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    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 2 Responses Jul 3

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    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 3 Responses Jul 3

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    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

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    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 6 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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