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I Hate Gender Stereotypes

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    Give me equality or give me death I don't know

    where I heard this but I think it fits here right
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2014

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    Who Is the Primitive One?

    I hated being a little girl, being told I couldn't play in league football because I was a girl, being told I couldn't play video games because I was a girl, being told I had to wear a dress and act like a lady and be quiet and sit still and play with dolls because I was a girl...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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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...
    glomilk glomilk 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    Being born female, but genderfluid,

    I generally feel like the 'wrong' stereotypes are pushed on me. Sometimes I just want to scream at people to **** off, because the only person like me, is me.
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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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 19 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jan 15

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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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    A Wonderful Example To Us All!

    I sometimes wonder whether transgender people like me fall into the very stereotypes we hate. In other words, unless we convincingly re-stereotype ourselves into the "other" gender, we have somehow failed.I have had it expressed to me that it's confusing to give off female...
    Fullcircle Fullcircle 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 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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    Through experience I have learned to look at People As Individuals And Not In Stereotypes

    I grew up with a variety of different people with different views on sexual identity, so my views on this matter, I believe are different than the average person. So, I don't think that I hold any stereotypes where this is concerned. It is only out of ignorance that people hold...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 3, 2011

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    I thought these were an interesting take on how

    men and women are perceived... If Guy Best Friends acted like Girl Best Friends If Girl BFFs acted like Guy BFFs
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    I Just Don't Get It

    Why can't a guy be caring, understanding, and sensitive? Just because I believe in respect and being supportive doesn't mean that I'm not a man. Where is it written that every man must be cold and uncaring? So what if I'm different from the "average" man, that doesn't make any of...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T 4 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    Hello, im a person who is in need to talk to

    some MTF's I am posting here anonymously because I have a few people on here that I know that I do not want to see this, I want to discover myself and help me figure out this confusion.
    AnonymousHelpMe AnonymousHelpMe 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 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...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    It is assumed that girls don't eat a lot well I

    eat more than my dad at dinner most times and I can destroy a nice burger and steak. I curse like a sailor I am obsessed with superheroes. I love action movies. My best guy friend is in a serious relationship and doesn't care only about sex he is into romcoms he is a great cook...
    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    I Am A Guy

    Yes it is a fact that I am a male, but something about me is I love perfume, I love makeup, I love having long hair, the color pink, glitter, boys, nail polish, "girl" clothing, heels, and many other things people would call out as being feminine and girly and it annoys me that...
    Justinenvy Justinenvy 13-15, M 9 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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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 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 6 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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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.
    CDragontamer CDragontamer 31-35, T 4 Responses Feb 19

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    Soooo tired of clichés.

    I live in an unevolved society xD You see it everywhere,specially at work.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Sep 28, 2014

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    If only I commit suicide in front of them,

    they might listen to me for once.
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I will never understand

    why gender stereotypes still exist. I hate having people tell me that a girl needs to look and act a certain way. And I'm sure that men as well hate the fact that they're told that they need to look and act a certain way. I hate how men and women are stereotypically perceived...
    glomilk glomilk 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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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 guys think all girls are the same.

    Like when they think all girls are heartbreakers, or *******, or that all girls are crazy. I hate that because I'm none of those things. Sure, I've had to break ONE person's heart before. But that's part of life and I did it in the nicest way I possibly could. And he's actually...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 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?
    CDragontamer CDragontamer 31-35, T 1 Response Feb 18

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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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    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 4 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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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.
    Alphamum Alphamum 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    I'm going to resolve all issues with gender.

    I'm going to put the government and all established systems revolving around gender on their ears. I'm going to make all society accommodate my foolish beliefs because I hate men, I hate women so I'm going to become gender neutered. I'm planning on having my breasts removed...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F Feb 13

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    why do you expect me to be one way

    when that's not true
    Navae Navae 16-17, F Nov 22, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    This Is a Mans Job ...

     that makes me so mad ..  people who say thats a mans  job  cookin is a womans job ...  ohhhh that makes me livid  a man knows or should know how to do his laundry correctly ... if not he needs to go  back to his moms and let him teach her...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2007

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    I've been thinking a lot about this over the

    past few days. I have a few friends who recently posted stories in this category, and I was trying to figure out if I agreed exactly or not. I've come to think that the categories of "masculine" and "feminine" are very important. And at first I wondered if hating gender...
    YourFriendRya YourFriendRya 36-40, T 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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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 a week ago

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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 hate both. Why should a woman get automatic

    full custody of her children after she divorces the father just because she is female? Why not let her children decide who they want to live with. Why are females so hypocritical(e.g. "I told you I am only going to be 5 minutes, stop calling every half an hour")? Why should a...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    You Know What?

    You know what? If I'm ever going to marry, my husband is going to stay home and cook and clean! Okay, maybe not, maybe we're going to have equal roles and we'll treat each other nice. Not like "you're a woman, you must do that and that and I'm a man so I must do this and this...
    whatsername whatsername 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I am male. I have feminine features

    and people often mistake me for a girl. Sometimes (about half the time) I wear my hair long and I wear nail polish. Sometimes I wear simple jewelry. I buy 98% of my clothes from the men's section and I don't think I act stereotypically like either gender. I am just me.
    namelessentity namelessentity 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 6

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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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    What annoys me is that many guys in my school

    tells me how to be a man and all that bullshit!!!! It sickens me.
    Badboy1996 Badboy1996 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 14

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