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    I Don't Shave Regularly

    What's the point?? There's a reason why hair grows there right? And my husband doesn't mind so I don't bother. However, if I do wear a dress or shorts I will shave but most of the time I wear pants so who cares. And my arm pits? I hardly ever shave those even if they are...
    loudamy loudamy 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    Who's In Control?

                Who regulates social norms anyways? Social norms are established to be seen as the way life has always "been." As time passes people change and these "norms" no longer fit accordingly to our society. I believe...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    Stereotype

      A stereotype is not forgetting.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2010

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    Social Norms

    Social norms,Question 'em,These days,Standards,Where have they gone?
    stormcape3 stormcape3 46-50 Sep 5, 2012

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    Social Norms

    I came across this as I tend to question the society. Social Norms in my view can be corrupt as well. I have became socially awkward since my childhood. Even my school reports it as well when I reread my school's record of achievement. Most So called Norms are not normal in my...
    Vinnie01 Vinnie01 31-35, M Mar 4, 2013

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    Guys And Their Legs.

    I'm not sure if this rates as a social norm or not but it is definitely something that seems to be universal amongest men in the western world...especially in rural areas. Men. They stand around in groups at parties, meetings, field days, other social events catching up with...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 105 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Waxing and Shaving.

     Why do men and women need to shave/wax?  We really must have had plenty of time to develop new, pointless things occupy ourselves at some stage in our evolution!   P.S. I often go without shaving under my arms for weeks and go swim regularly at a public swimming...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 21 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Facade (of Stones)

    I have no idea what social norms are anymore.  When I was young social norms were everywhere.  There seemed a clear set of well-defined social mores and rules, laid down by generations, that were only there to be laughed and sneered at.  Rules vs social stigma.  The older I...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Mar 29, 2011

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    Why Question?

    You shouldn't question social norms. You should try to understand them in context. All social norms make sense in their own context. You start 'questioning' when you really don't understand the context.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    What Is Normal?

    I don't believe in "normal". We are all different and we all have pros and cons. I wish people wouldn't judge or hate.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Many social norms are freaking stupid

    and I'm going to raise awareness that you can break these norms. You don't have to do what everyone else is.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    Pink Is For Girls and Blue Is For Boys

    When my daughter was born I was very much against dressing her in pink or even dressing her in dresses.  Roj and I were addamant that our girl was going to grow up to me a women who was confident and unrepressed by a male dominant world.  We chose a femine but "...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 6 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    The Individual And The Collective

    Paraphrasing one of my literary heroes, H.L. Mencken, my last words on the gallows will be to condemn collectivism in all of its forms. In the continuing struggle between "individualism" and "collectivism," you will always find me in the company of the former. I recall a...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 5, 2010

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    There Is No "norm"

    The beauty lies in the differences, the uniqueness.... The passions and traditions of other cultures and languages.... The way you are the only one who is uniquely you....that is beautiful... Follow your own truth and be open to learn about others' truths, there are many...
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    Norms

    They annoy me. Sleep at this time, wake at this time, shower at this time, eat at this time, work at this time. I do not want to play by these rules. I need to do these things whenever I ******* feel like without other people's comments.
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    Hi All. What Time Does Norm Come By?

    I have some questions for him.(A thousand pardons if this joke has already been used.)
    Wilbury Wilbury 46-50, M Sep 1, 2011

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    Who the Hell Invented Ironing??

    Creaseless clothes, tableclothes, sheets, socks, undies etc - what a stupid, pointless thing for us to worry about!  I don't iron very often but I am annoyed that I feel the need to on occasion.  Do people really care if my children arrive at school with...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 18 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Ok, Im really h*rny and submissive. Give me commands! I just cant do pics, so please dont ask. And feel free to ask any question too! ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Ok, Im really h*rny and submissive. Give me commands! I just cant do pics, so please dont ask. And feel free to ask any question too! ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Ah, hell. It would appear I'm on an upswing. This is when I get people's hopes up only to let them plummet, parachute-free. Are they justified? My attempts at being social? Or is...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Ask me funny akward questions feelin fun
    Mattbarlow255147 Mattbarlow255147 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Ask me questions. I'm bored so I will answer anything.
    englishinfidel englishinfidel 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Inbox or comment your questions nothing is off limits ;)
    mckennj6 mckennj6 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I have so many open questions, the most important of which is:" Why do I exist?"
    Solitude96 Solitude96 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Ask me ANY question and I'll answer it ;)
    societyproblem societyproblem 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    In the mood for a round of 20 questions.
    karolynnpaige karolynnpaige 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Not sure how or what to say to doctor when I book an appointment to tell them about my social anxiety, really want help. No idea where to start I know I will get nervous and mess...
    Eeee15 Eeee15 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I will answer any question on here because I am bored
    Bigtan123 Bigtan123 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Sounds fun :) I'd love to receive some questions
    xbluexeye xbluexeye 18-21, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Questions? I will answer any
    n1amh n1amh 13-15, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    New here...any questions for me?
    polyamoray polyamoray 31-35, F 6 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    i love answering these questions more than games lol
    MuscleMad MuscleMad 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    I really really need to work on overcoming, dealing with, or at least managing it.. And I feel like the more I talk about it, the more likely I am to overcome it. It's really been...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    At the point it's at right now, I really do. It used to be a matter of just having Facebook or MySpace. But now, you're considered lame for using something that isn't either...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    From time to time I do or say things that seem awkward... Many a time is it my weakness but sometimes, just sometimes I find norms unreasonable and hence don't approve of...
    Solitude96 Solitude96 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Defying Norms and Stereotypes Being a woman who’s a lesbian and an aspiring body builder in a society full of norms and stereotypes are a few of the most exciting parts of my...
    leztat leztat 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I am usually opposed to government spending that isn't necessary to protect its citizens' rights, but I think a reasonable case can be made for some social welfare provisions...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    The following will discuss how figures like Rousseau criticise the social context in which they live. Rousseau claims that during his generation everyone has become so cowardly and...
    Ad8m Ad8m 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Of course I am, as you can probably tell by my username itself. Hello I am Mamabutterfly, I just came across this experience and didn't even know this experience existed, shows...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    How can someone who had never had a Bar Mitzvah, never goes to Temple, and doesn't celebrate the major holidays consider themselves a Jew? I dated a guy who called himself a Jew...
    PrincessScumbag PrincessScumbag 26-30 a week ago

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    hey guys since im a social butterfly i would like to connect with you all over social media im new to ig but lovvveee pictures and would love to see yours you can add me at Nia...
    Antoniarenee23 Antoniarenee23 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have had social anxiety since I was seven. I used to "freeze" every time a teacher asked me a question in class or ordering in a restaurant. I wasn't aware of my social anxiety...
    Han123xxx Han123xxx 13-15, F Jul 19

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    A number of years ago I worked for a Social media Company. It consisted of vetting profiles, I have no degree in psychology or any fancy letters after my name. I learned on the...
    AbandonedShip AbandonedShip 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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