I live in India. It’s a great place with lot of culture and variety. But what I hate the most is gender stereotypes, especially those which Indians believe a lot.
Saw someone hardly surviving a traffic jam on the road? ‘Must be a woman’
That’s what people here say. Why, it could be a man who’s barely getting it through the road.
Here’s my new blog post on some gender stereotypes I can’t stand.
I seriously don’t mean to hurt anyone any way, but I’m just telling what I feel.
I’m a girl, and I don’t like makeup and I like my hair short. A few days ago, I got it trimmed again. After that, girls in my school started saying, “Do you mean to turn this school into a co-ed one?”
And I’m like “What?”
“I mean, you’re a boy already, so basically now our school doesn’t remain all-girls anymore.”
Many of my readers know that I love skateboarding. And I really do. I also love basketball and I often lead the basketball team at school and at the colony playground.
Some of my classmates heard I liked skateboards, and came up to me saying, “Go to Xaviers’ (that’s an all-boys near our school), why don’t you? C’mon, girls don’t play basketball or ride skateboards.”
I just can’t bear these girls. Sorry, but I feel like slapping them in the face.
Another very common belief in our society is “dads can’t handle kids.”
That’s because those you think that way can’t do it themselves. I myself have an awesome dad who’s always playing with us, taking us out, and taking care of us when mom’s out. It’s happened a lot of times when mom went for a week or a fortnight’s work trip and it was dad who took care of us that time.
Really, guys, when will you get some brain?
My favourite colour is blue. YES. But the girls in my school are like, “O My God, girls don’t like blue. That’s a boy’s colour. Girls love pink. You’re weird.”
Yes, I am. Any problem?
Tell what your views are on this. Once again, I’m sorry if I’ve hurt any of your feelings. I don’t mean to.
Thanks for reading.