The other day my dad sent an email to me and some other family and friends with a link to a comic about the differences between men and women. My dad has an amazing sense of humor, but I don’t find sexist jokes particularly funny so I got a little peeved when reading through. I wrote back “Ugh come on Dad. Love your feminist writer & daughter.”
I spend a lot of my time trying to break down gender stereotypes and trying to even out the playing field so to speak. This didn’t really help the cause. But it’s given me something to write about, so thanks Dad! I know that gender stereotypes will always exist, but I want people to realize that they are just stereotypes. They aren’t necessarily true.
So let’s look at some stereotypes about girls that are just plain dumb.
We Cry All The Time
Yeah girls cry sometimes, but we're not constantly stuck in a glass case of emotion. I haven't cried in 6 months, and when I did it was over a death. Some girls may be more emotional than others, but it's likely because of hormones which is out of our control. Also, I know a lot of dudes who cry. A LOT.
We Never Think About Sex
Are you kidding me? Girls think about sex just as much as guys do. Get real. Just because we're not constantly talking about it doesn't mean we're not playing out a fantasy in our heads as we speak.
We're On Our Phones 24/7
EVERYONE IS ON THEIR PHONE ALL THE TIME. This isn't some inherent girl thing. It's a people thing.
We Go To The Bathroom In packs
We are perfectly capable and willing to go to the bathroom alone without a pack of giggling friends behind us. Usually if we're going to the bathroom together, it's because someone is having a crisis and needs to talk about it.
We Hate All Other Girls
Being born with a vagina doesn't mean you automatically hate everything else born with a vagina. Are there mean girls? Yes. Are there mean guys? Yes. We don't have an instinctive desire to hate every chick. I know a lot more guys who hate other guys than vice versa.
We Take Forever To Get Ready
Again, I'm sure some girls take ages to get ready. But this isn't the norm. One of my guy friends takes almost two hours to get ready every time we go somewhere.
We Always Have To Wear Makeup
Nope. Not every girl wears makeup. And not every girl that wears makeup has to wear it all the time. And if a girl does want to wear makeup all the time, who cares?
We Love Attention
Some people love attention, some don't. I personally like a healthy amount of attention because I am an extreme extrovert and it's part of my personality. It's not because I'm a girl.
What do you think about these gender stereotypes? Do you know of any more that aren’t true? Tell us in the comments!