what do you think is the image that society and the opposite gender has of your gender? And how do you think this has effected your life?
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I think guys and society in general view girls as weak, passive, obsessed with makeup and shopping, and complicated. They say women read into things too much and over-analyze situations. We're also said to be more artistic and less into science and math, and apparently(bs imo) guys are more logical and girls are more emotional. Oh, and if you're pretty it's even less believable that you're great at science and math *rolls eyes*.
We shouldn't be too bold or crude in our language, guys usually think it's distasteful when we do it but funny when they do it. Girls are often subject to those annoying sandwich and kitchen jokes, and I'm quite sure that at the heart of those is the idea that the role of cooking, cleaning, and taking care of children, the majority of the time, should fall to the woman. Most guys also assume we don't know much about cars, fixing things in the house, or building. Lol, well in my case this could be a fair assessment. There's also the idea that all girls go for the jerks and frat-boy type guys. Also, and this is propagated by both males and females, it's said that all girls turn into emotional wrecks with huge mood swings and aggressive behavior before and during their menstrual cycle. Truth is, that's only true for a few of us. The double standard when it comes to sleeping with people also exists. It's impressive if a guy's slept with five girls, slutty when it's a girl who's slept with five guys.
In reality, girls and guys are a lot more similar than they are different. I try not to let gender stereotypes affect the way I live, but inevitably it affects the way people think about you and act around you. My mom asks my brother to mow the lawn, never me. And for some reason, despite my A in calc my dad's still convinced my brother's better than me in math. He's getting a B in algebra 2 and he says it's only because he's not trying. Anyway, I just try to be myself and find guys who judge and accept me for who I am rather than being hung up on who I'm "supposed" to be.1