I'm planning on studying in college for a gender studies certificate, and I have a question for all of you.
Though many people think that sex and gender are the same thinkgs, they aren't. Sex is purely biological, and gender is a set of presumed personality traits and behaviors based on one's sex, more or less, usually refered to as "masculinity" or "femininity".
For example: Females wear dresses and guys play football.
What gender sterotypes have you broken that have had a negative affect on you socially, emotionally, physically, or in any other ways? I think we can all provide support for each other here.
Most Helpful Girl
Well... I ride motorcycles, it has led to a lot of strange reactions. From guys thinking it's really cool, to guys being intimidated, to guys thinking I have no place on a bike and using threatening behavior enough to think I was in danger. I don't if I would call the experience negative though, as I think nowadays women can get away with practically anything and still find guys that will be attracted to them. I don't think men have it as easy, I believe the pressure to stay 'manly' and do nothing feminine is much higher. A girl can dress like a boy and she is stylish, a guy dresses like a girl and he is asking for trouble.0