Monday, October 01, 2007

The Injustice of it all!

Have you noticed that there are things that it is OK for one gender to do but not the other? Is it time to let go of gender stereotyping and allow a level playing field for all?

For example:
  • It is cute when a girl takes to wearing her boyfriend's/husband's sports top. However, if she comes home and finds HIM wearing something of HERS...
  • If a guy is dating a different girl each day of the week, there are nudges and nods - he is a stud. If a girl does that she is a tramp.
  • If a girl is upset about something, she gets to sulk and pout. A guy who does this is going to get a slap!
  • If a girl is having a bad day there are knowing looks and everyone steers clear. A guy will be challenged and asked what the hell is wrong!
  • There are guy things and girl things. Guys are supposed to know about cars. A guy who cannot engage in talk about stripping out engines and breaks gets odd looks. A guy who is more at home with a crochet hook than a spanner MUST be gay. I am and I am not!

You get the idea? Agree? Disagree? Please help me add to the list above!

9 comments:

Logziella said...

Oh...this will be FUN!

I loved your first example...if a girl came home to find a guy wearing her shirt...that would not be cool! LOL!!!!!!!!

Ok...I will probably think of many more later on too but for now...

It's "OK" for a girl to punch a guy in the shoulder or slap his arm or something of the sort when he says something funny or is teasing her...but if a guy does it back...it's abuse. (I firmly agree with that.)

Jahooni said...

If a guy cries at a sad movie then he is considered whimpy.

It's okay for a woman to call Triple AAA if she is stranded with a flat tire, etc. but a man should not call, he should change it himself!
I say this because I work with a man that this happened to. He was with his 21 year old son going to lunch and they called Triple AAA for a flat tire and guess who showed up to fix the tire???? Yep, A WOMAN! Now that is a funny story....

Terri said...

Girls can hug each other as a way of greeting or saying goodbye. Guys? NO!

Guys belch and their buddies rank the quality. Girls who do so? Not so impressive.

Guys can leave the house without make-up.

Girls can scream at icky bugs.

I'll leave it at that for now, but have a feeling I could go on and on and on.....

amazingbrenda said...

hmmm..I can't think of any yet!!

Rock Chef said...

Logzie - yes, thumping your girl is not on!

Jahooni - Aw, I cry everytime I watch Beaches...

Terri - some great ones there, especially the one about hugging! Thanks!

Amazingbrenda - I am sure you will think of something soon. Maybe something that you have noticed about the Germans?

mr zig said...

totally love this post! - sorry, but I don't have any other ideas of the top of my head... but I'm sure there are TONS!

Kiki said...

At my house there are a couple of things...
Lawnwork, i.e mowing, I hate to admit that I do not even know how to turn it on, for that matter the "edger" or whatever that is. As for planting, that I definitely do...
Garbage, my dad always did it and I talked to Ken about it before we got married and practically wanted to put in our wedding vows-I do not care to take out the trash. He does it lovingly and without complaint.
The cat litter and bathroom maintenance are my chores that are specific to me.
As for coming home to Ken in my clothes...he is 6'4" and I am 5'10", he weighs over 210 and I weigh...less..no chance of him even getting a leg into my clothes.

Logziella said...

We are missing our Rock Chef!!

What happened to your DAILY posts...we count on those you know!

Ha!...no pressure...just missing you!

Marie said...

Great list. Can't think of any examples right now.