Girls have pink for everything and boys have blue. Girls are "social butterflies" while boys are "social beasts" (because girls like butterflies or should liken themselves to beautiful fragile creatures while boys like beasts or should liken themselves to strong aggressive thing, right?) There are other things like this under Choose Your personality Type. I understand that girls and boys have grown up very differently a lot of the time due to the gender roles that our society already enforces as we are growing up but to what extent are the two genders different exactly to where it is okay to draw a defining line between them and say that they should have very different takes on everything? And what about the exceptions, which of course there will always be? Is it really okay for this site to completely ignore this people and keep such strict boundaries for girls and boys? Are you sure that girls and boys don't already know way more about each other than you'd think and we are just needlessly overfeeding the illusion of us being so completely different? Are the behaviors and mannerisms of the opposite gender actually so lost on us?
I think it'd be more enlightening to have people ask and answer questions as people unless it specifically is something you need a woman or man to answer. so people are not biased with how " different" we all are before they even ask the question.
Also " girls" is not at all the grammatical equivalent to " guys". Girls is what you call children. And a lot if guys here already define the difference between women and men as that of children and adult. A lot.
Even the name girls ask guys... As if girls ask questions and guys have answers. Girls are ignorant and guys are knowledgable and girls are obsessive and guys just help calm them down.
And the personality options are pretty sexist as well as the behavior categories. Thre should be a "behavior section" in itself.
I could say more but I have to go... Maybe later. Thanks for asking:)
All good points, I agree that people should be able to define themselves as they wish.. They could use default categories, but those should be updated to reflect gender equality, I agree. I haven't heard anyone describe THEMSELVES as a 'social butterfly' since my mother did when I was a little kid.
And ;social beast?' I have never heard anyone say that about themselves! And I haven't ever heard of that term before!
No, I don't think that this site enforces gender roles or stereotypes; no one ever said that girls had to be social butterflies or that guys have to be social "beasts". People enforce gender roles and stereotypes, not websites. If you're offended because girls names are pink and guys names are blue, then I feel sorry for you, most of us are here to have fun. Most of us don't specifically target one sex or the other and everyone can reply to everything. As far as exceptions go, I'd figured that it was assumed that, by girl or guy, it was referring to your biological sex, not gender identity. Aside from colors and showing girls and guys together, there are no "strict boundaries between the sexes", or actually any at all. If someone identifies as gender fluid, genderqueer or anything else, there's nothing stopping them from doing so. Sex is a biological thing, that's the only distinction that this site makes.
the site certainly does embrace traditional gender roles. It also doesn't make any effort to embrace any sexualities apart from heterosexual. Both of these should be given some attention, because from what I can tell, it's being ignored.
It's not strict boundaries it's just pink for girls and blue for boys lol its not pigeon holing and the such. The site is called GirlsAskGuys. .. so it displays from the get go, the black and white of it.
are you a troll? first with the races questions and now yet another sort of controversial issue with the design of the website? come on, you must be joking it must be terrible being inside of your head. also, you keep arguing with anyone who disagrees with you is very obnoxious tbh. in regards to all of your questions> 1- no, i don't love black girls they are just people. and i dont even feel attracted to them in the slightest. 2-there is not a big deal about interracial people, guy pregs on black.. hispanic... or chinese women and bam a mix baby so what? you can feel proud all you want though, but no one cares 3-this site is not stereotypical in the slightest, at least not in the design as you imply it is ridiculous to even read that much between lines. the logo is just design to make it obvious and match the sites name thats it, you crazy paranoid little person
Perhaps it does, but I don't see what's wrong with females generally being associated with the colour pink and males with the colour blue. It's not like anyone's telling you pink has to be your favourite colour... it's just used as a symbol. I don't see what in that would be offensive.
Yes, males and females are biologically different. You can't deny that one has a dick, the other a vagina. Males have a different sex hormone, resulting in them being generally stronger, females will be more expressive with their emotions. In terms of gender lines, it's natural for humans to label themselves and each other. They need something to relate to other individuals through. Genders being different is not an illusion. I could never relate to a male in the same way as I do to a female.
I don't think the people on this site do, this site is called girlsaskguys so I mean the way it's set up only makes sense. No idea why people would be offended by a colour, it's really not a big deal unless you want it to be.
yeaaah absolutely it does. This website is like 100% compulsory heterosexuality. But I mean u kinda need to expect that from a website called Girls ask Guys, lmao. I don't begrudge it too much though. It's inherently bad but I expected that coming into it. And the admins are nice and I get to make a lot of dumb jokes. I go to other websites for my gender politics :P
but yeah, I agree with you, and you have said a lot of very astute things <3
Yes it does. I identify as genderqueer so go by my biological gender. I find it annoying and wish there was a 3rd option. Its also good cause people can get input from the other gender but it does enforce stereotypes to an extent.