aniruddha pathak

My Sins Against Gender Stereotypes

In fun on July 2, 2010 at 08:07

This tag is from Shilpadesh and Dip

If you are a woman,

Have you ever wanted something that is considered ‘manly’ ? Like a basketball, a cell phone, a dog, a camera or a new laptop? A new car or motor bike? Ever wanted to be a pilot? A doctor or not a nurse? And the manliest want of them all – The remote! ;)

As a kid did you enjoy playing with a bat and a ball?

There was a time when books were considered ‘manly’, women authors had to pretend to be men – would you say books are still rather manly – women should want to embroider and crochet?

If you are a man,

Have you ever wanted something that only women are supposed to want – like bags, shoes, clothes, creams, perfumes, babies, flowers? A peaceful home and a happy family? Have you ever been afraid of the dark or of insects?

As a kid did you ever want to play ‘teacher-teacher’, cooking or did you like playing with a doll? Have you ever enjoyed cooking? Bought something in pink? Loved chocolates?

  1. I have a younger sister and she had dolls. Every day after coming back from school in the afternoon when we were not allowed to go out, the only games we could play was sit at home and play with the toys she had(read her dolls)
  2. She loved teaching them some alien language and all i could do was just nod. I did not understand a thing of what my young sister used to say. So we have played Teacher teacher 😛
  3. I like to cook, not that i cook regularly but i enjoy it. The way you mix things up and create that perfect taste, its an art.
  4. I like keeping things arranged at my place.
  5. I like cleaning i have mentioned it once here. It brings a different kind of calmness and heals 🙂
  6. Since the time i have been dancing i have started loving and want to own all the dancing shoes 🙂 this guy jameel makes
  7. Ok I have a a couple of pink shirts.
  8. I dont go for manicure and pedicure and stuff but i keep my nails really really trimmed. So much tha ti have been scolded by my mom a lot of times.
  9. I have played games like gallery and also where you cross your hands and hold a partner and go rund and round..sheesh i dont even remember the name of the game..neither what the girls used to sing..all i loved was the giddy feeling 😀
  10. Oh and i like creating new designs with my doodles at the edges of my notebook

I’m not tagging anyone, whoever wishes to do the tag please drop a link in the comments section 🙂

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  1. I loved 1 and 2 and am missing my sis now 😦
    10 – He he cool 😉 I only sketched my lecturers when I got bored 😛

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  2. the game.. you mean Ring a Ring o’ Roses?

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  3. It’s called “Phugdee” in this part of the world … I have no clue what its called up north…. :). Its super fun though!

    I am impressed by your list 😀

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  4. I hate cleaning, I am a pathetic dancer, a passable cook, not really a picture of womanliness……I guess it is time these gender related qualities are done away with.

    Yay to all the wonderful shoes that you will own soon 🙂

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  5. Hello… first timer here. But nice to see some honest meme-ing.

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  6. Refreshingly different post 🙂

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  7. Points 3, 4, 5…. Ahhh…You are my arch enemy..Who knew! 😛
    Points 1, 2, 9…..Cute! 🙂

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  8. 2 and 8: have been trying to do these things since birth..but till date i couldn’t.. 😀

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  9. Who better to do this tag than you! 🙂
    Love the supposedly feminine element in you… like loving shopping, advising me on what to or not to wear, reminding me to see the girly side in me, loving cooking and dancing … 🙂
    Stay the same ani..always!

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  10. It was soooo cute..!! Loved it..!! 🙂

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  11. heheheh cute!! dolls n all! teacher teacher

    no ghar ghar? we played ghar ghar and daakudaaku..kitchen kitchen… barbie suicide..etc

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  12. Nice tag! So you played with dolls too huh? I remember my brother sometimes joined us in our doll house.
    Would have loved to do this tag but I was always the utter female…loved pink and frilly things as a girl. No hint of a tomboy or I would have done this tag:-)It was a fun read.

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  13. nice post.u had a cute childhood.i played with g.i.joe toys and i still wish transformers were real.and yeah sometimes i did play with barbie 😛

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  14. Loved your list… dolls, cooking, being clean.. wow.. you definitely are a sinner 😉

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  15. You’re being very brave by admitting to all this 😀

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  16. i have come across a very few guys who can cook food and keep stuff squeaky clean

    nice post! liked it

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  17. My question is why ARE there gender stereotypes in the first place ?! Who started the fad that guys Have to wear blue and gals pink ?

    Anyway, loved the post for it’s lighthearted truthfulness …. Cheers

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  18. heyy…
    Dint kow u had a blog, found it on Chandni’s..
    Cool tag.. looks like its raining the Gender tag today… i did it, and read 2others as well 😀

    Awesome stuff… well, i know a lot of guys who wear Pink and actually carry it off well n who enjoy cooking!! 😀

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  19. 3, 4, 5 are really fortunate! I am sure you never go around looking for something missing at the last minute 🙂

    Dancing and doodling are very relaxing for me too!! I used to buy plain notebooks and Pilot Luxor four coloured pens for doodling 🙂

    And my husband has shirts in pink too – I feel we Indians never bother about such colour coding 🙂

    And I feel being able to drive and cook is a blessing for anyone 🙂

    But all this does make you a Sinner Against Gender Stereotypes 😆 You are invited to join other sinners in SAGS, facebook 🙂

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  20. Loved reading your post, especially the first 3 points.

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  21. 🙂 Pink Shirt. I like.

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  22. No probs with pink shirts 1 i kind of like men wear them ! 🙂 but man ! how well you talked of cooking being an art !! ditto my thoughts 🙂 and same goes for last point .. my boss says its the way he knows where i been writing my reports !

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  23. how did i miss this one 😀

    and pink shirts is awesome cute – ubersexual 😀

    love love love it!

    http://americanising-desi.blogspot.com/2010/07/things-disregarded-when-me-in-my-gender.html

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  24. I can so relate to point 5…and vice versa too…that makes me sick!! Like the way you express…Very refreshing to read!

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