I hardly ever scroll through my Facebook feed. But when, I do go on the site, I get a lot of the ever beloved ‘How many girls do this…’ posts and they, if you haven’t noted the sarcasm, make me very angry. *deep breaths* It’s generalization, it’s ‘relatable’ but I don’t understand why terrible comedy is an excuse to be sexist. I just don’t like the idea of putting people into boxes just because of their ‘gender’.
The only actions I guess that we do specifically because of gender are biological ones. But these posts are just creating more stereotypes. If you are a girl you must do this. If you are a boy, come on, you must do this. And some people do these gender based activity things (good describing) and that’s fine. I am a quite ‘girly’ I love make up, I love the colour pink and sometimes I relate to these posts, but if we have never created gender as it was today would I relate to as many? It’s almost as if I have been engineered to think in a certain way because of my gender.
I’ve said this before, but we did create the modern gender. Dear Mother Nature created everything that physically defines us from the opposite sex, but we ourselves created the mentality of being a girl or a boy. And I think as a species we are ready to move on from these stereotypes, because everyone is so interesting and important that they don’t need gender to describe them.
I guess by destroying stereotypes we are giving people more freedom to do what they want.
I feel like this post really didn’t make sense at all and if it did to some people I feel they will disagree with me. Which is fine and I am open to discussion in the comments.
Thank you so much for reading,