The idea that peoples interests and way of living should be based off their gender just doesn’t
make sense to me? Why should it be that girls aren’t always accepted as football players?, or builders? Why is it wrong to people that some boys want to become fashion designers?, or hairdressers?
Why are things supposed to be for gender? Why when someone has an interest in something that’s not ‘stereotyped for their gender’ are they mocked?
There have been a few situations this year where I’ve found myself in a discussion about gender stereotyping, and as I’ve said most people don’t realize they’re doing it and don’t do it intentionally. In modern day society it’s conditioned into everyone’s brains to think a certain way. So I always find myself trying to explain to people how gender specifications should not matter and do not rule a persons interests.
“White is a bit of a girly colour isn’t it” One of my close friends said this statement during a shopping trip, and I was confused what exactly she meant. It astounds me how easily people can tie everyday things to a gender. Colours are NOT gender specific. Nothing is gender specific.