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I Hate Gender Stereotypes

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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 6 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses 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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    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 3 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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 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.
    CDrixietime CDrixietime 31-35, T 5 Responses Feb 19

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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?
    CDrixietime CDrixietime 31-35, T 1 Response Feb 18

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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 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 3 Responses Mar 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, 2014

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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 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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 20

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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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    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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    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 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

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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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    I went to college dressed with my dads

    and boyfriend's clothes :D ??
    BastetGoddess BastetGoddess 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 12

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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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    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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    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 Jan 14

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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...
    CDrixietime CDrixietime 31-35, T 6 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 21

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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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    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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    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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