I Question Social Norms

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 422 People

    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
    18 Responses Sep 23, 2009


    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
    5 Responses Mar 22, 2010

    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
    5 Responses Feb 8, 2010

    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

    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
    101 Responses Feb 8, 2010

    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
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

    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
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Mar 6, 2010

    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
    5 Responses Sep 23, 2009

    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

    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

    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
    20 Responses Sep 24, 2009

    The main reason I began to isolate myself from

    other people, beginning in high school, is this prevailing belief that a male's self-worth is measured by his sexual conquests and that he has to hook - up with different women to be validated. And this was a catholic high school mind you, so it would probably have been much...
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    Nov 24, 2015


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

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 17, 2015

    I don't understand why someone should feel

    ashamed for being a virgin, especially since there is nothing immoral about it. Unless a person is desperate and bases their self - worth on the number of sexual partners they've had, then it shouldn't be grounds to mock another person. More than 1/3 of Americans have some sort...
    ThePowerbroker ThePowerbroker
    22-25, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    Social Norms

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

    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

    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
    Mar 29, 2011
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