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I Hate Gender Stereotypes

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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 dislike the fact that men usually get the

    upper hand in most situations. Football for one. I hope that in the future they have a women NFL. Also, there are stereotypes against men as well. For instance, nurses are usually women but there are male nurses. Or doctors are mainly men. There are so many stereotypes out...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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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

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    I think we Should feel

    as we want and dont let conservative and unwritten rules steer our lives. We are many on this earth anyway so we might aswell embrace the diffrences and similarities of eachother including gender. Im a straight swedish Male who are shy, emotional and Can cry a ******* LOT if i...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M Jul 13

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    Gender Roles

    Growing up in a home with a father that was more like a drill instructor, life for me was very different. As I grew up, I realized that the way my father wanted things done was not always the best. Now as an adult, with children, I do things MUCH differently than my father. I...
    spearot32 spearot32 31-35, T Sep 3, 2013

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    The Way I Was Raised

    When I was younger I had lots of baby dolls but I also had trucks, doctors tool kits, and science related toys.  My brotherhad lots of trucks but he also had baby dolls and we had tea parties and sleep overs that involved our dolls sleeping at Barbie's house.  I grew up...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 8 Responses May 17, 2008

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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

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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

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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 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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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...
    YourFriendRyan YourFriendRyan 36-40 1 Response Oct 7

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 14

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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

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    Stereotypes Are So Limited!

    Gender stereotypes are so weird. Some people who see me at work say "well as a man you'll be blah blah blah" would they make the same assumptions if they saw me dressed up, doing my makeup or reading a romance novel or fashion magazine?
    Camifemme Camifemme 31-35, T 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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

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    What Am I?

    I don't know why but people always refer to me as a guy. My friends always call me a guy on purpose. I'm not that much of a tomboy, there are girls that act like guys and all that, but they're still treated like a girl. People tell me I look like a guy but I know I don't...
    ElliePhantomhive ElliePhantomhive 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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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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    charlie7291 charlie7291 13-15, M Mar 3

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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 8 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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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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    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

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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 6 Responses Oct 31

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    I get mistaken for a boy too much (in my

    opinion) it really hurts me. I hate how ignorant people can be I've had a kid ask me aloud 'are you a dude or a girl' across a street and everyone turned and then the whole street was asking but in a mean way I cried about it for weeks. I don't think I look very feminine but I...
    aoifebrann aoifebrann 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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

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    Suppression Of My Mind

    Gender stereotypes have dictated my life traumatically. I'm an 18 year old male even though I don't feel like a male. I remember when I was younger my parents made me play soccer and basketball. I didn't care and I didn't play, I would just pretend to play because I didn't...
    exodusattack exodusattack 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2013

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    .....I don't [dislike all].

    I actually like [most of] them, especially if a man embodies them. And I mean a man that this is what a man follows of his own accord, not because society says so. No one's being forced to follow them. People can choose to ignore them. But there are a few stereotypes that if a...
    VainGoddess VainGoddess 22-25, F Feb 4

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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 Am Me

    Transgender, Transvestite, Cross Dresser, Genderqueer, and maybe Bigender with a sexual orientation of Heterosexual, Bisexual, Pansexual, or maybe even Polysexual.  These are all classifications that might be me, at least by the current definitions.  These definitions are...
    KimmiCD KimmiCD 41-45, T 3 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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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 Nov 3

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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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    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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    Why Can't Men Be Sensitive?

    I cannot speak for all women as some silly women nowadays want jerks, but I think it truly is attractive to know that a man can be sensitive and not be afraid to show it. I think there's just a softness about him. Society and mainly some male family members like to assume and...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 7 Responses May 27, 2012

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    Technology !

    An English teacher explains to her class that in French, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. 'House' for instance, is feminine. "Pencil," however, is masculine. A student asks, "What should be the kind of the word 'computer'? Instead of giving...
    FreeGemini FreeGemini 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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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

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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 7 Responses Aug 13

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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 18 Responses Sep 20

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    Why ???

    Why is it bad when girl's playing with cars and boy's playing with a doll ? Why are we always telling boys "Don't cry, be a man !" ? Why does woman generally get lower salary than a man in the same function and the same education ? Why does woman have to know how to...
    nicerain nicerain 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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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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    I was told I was like a boy

    because I chose to do sports all day. I started playing sports this year and I'm judged for it too. Seriously? I don't give a ****. Hate all you want. I don't care if I'm a girl, playing rough, I could beat your *** any day.
    SuicidalSilence SuicidalSilence 13-15 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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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    Gender Is An Extremely Ridiculous Social Construct.

    Why do people even CARE if one is male or female? Why do we have to label that, and why in the world does it have to limit things? What sexual organ I have should not dictate how I'm "supposed" to look, what I'm "supposed" to wear, what I can and cannot do, what I'm "supposed" to...
    fauxsemblance fauxsemblance 22-25 5 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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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

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