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I Hate Gender Stereotypes

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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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    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

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 20

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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 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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    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

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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 5 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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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    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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    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, F 8 Responses Jul 31

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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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    One of my friends on here recently posted a

    story with a YouTube video that talked about "running like a girl" and "throwing like a girl" and doing various other activities "like a girl." The implication of this phrase, obviously, is that doing something like a girl is somehow deficient or somehow less than doing the...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 21 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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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    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 2 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 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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    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'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

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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 7 Responses Jun 19

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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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    (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...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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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 6 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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 4 Responses Jul 4

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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 4 Responses Jul 3

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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 6 Responses Mar 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 21

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