Gender myths, challenging the stereotype

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  1. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    What were some of the oddest things you've run across people thinking due to your gender.

    I'm a guy. An older female new friend of the family said, "you wouldn't go see Les Mis, would you." I told her that I already saw it and also wrote a musical of my own. Then she said, "oh, of course you're allowed to watch it then." My younger sister was similarly surprised that I wanted to see it. Despite me being the one moving to NYC and always going to broadway musicals on stage whenever I can.

    Myth 1 about guys - we can't see musicals and enjoy them apparently (?)

    What other stereotypical views have you come across?
     
  2. Rodrigo90 Wink wink ;)

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    Well I used to live under the myth that if you enjoyed Disney animation you were either gay or a 3 year old girl.
     
  3. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    That's definitely another one. Unsure how that came about since practically everyone loves Disney.
     
  4. moviedoors Indeed (P)

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    I've worn dresses on more than one occasion for costuming and comedic purposes, and I'm not even remotely gay or a cross-dresser or whatever. And you know what? They're pretty damn comfortable.
     
  5. Rodrigo90 Wink wink ;)

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    Well I'm a joker with people. I make people laugh, and I act camp sometimes. Doesn't mean I'm gay.
     
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    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
     
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    Women can't be funny...which I've never bought into because I've seen women on TV and met women in real life...that were funny...
     
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    Probably the dumbest is what colors you're supposed to wear. I have plenty of purple ties/shirts despite that apparently being a "feminine" color. Also light green and light blue are a couple of other "feminine" ones.

    I don't have any pink stuff but I simply don't like pink.

    What's funny is in the '70s they wore all kinds of terrible pastel colored leisure suits, you'd think I could wear a damn purple tie without discussion.
     
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    I heard of this weird myth that all women having vaginas.

    I'm working on confirming this as we speak.
     
  11. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    Guys don't wear dresses because we have a thing that would hang out. I also think speedos are gross. The last thing I want to see at the beach is the shape of your dong.
     
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    I hate stereotypes a lot. But dudes wearing pink always sends the signal that the guy is a sissy.
     
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    The easiest one: all men are pigs.
     
  14. Holiday https://joebiden.info/

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    Friends and people at work seem surprised that I, a man, cook my own food.
     
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  16. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    Depends on the guy. I mean just look at Chris Evans in Losers, dude pulled it off while looking macho.
     
  17. Number 6 Be seeing you

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    Alternative: all women are *****es.

    Don't really have one of my own, but was buddies with a cross dresser who did a lot of local drag shows. And he wasn't gay at all. In fact, he got laid like a rockstar with the chicks, many of which he met in the bar after doing a drag show. I never thought I'd be in awe of the manhood of a man dressed like Jessica Rabbit
     
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    Video won't load. Please tell me it's Mythbusters.
     
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    All women are attracted to their own gender
     
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    Say no more. :o
     
  21. Mace Dolex Powerful User

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    That all guys are into sports.

    I'm a guy and I hate all sport activity and it's not because I'm a wimp nor was I picked on at high school I just simply don't care for it when I have other interests like art and collecting comic books.
     
  22. Hawkingbird I want to be Kate Bishop

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    That all boys are better at girls than sports. Yes, I do know men are physically stronger, but I mean individually.
     
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    I'm better at girls than sports.
     
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    chaseter is apparently gifted.
     
  25. Hawkingbird I want to be Kate Bishop

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    :whatever:
     

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