Being A Woman Is All About Embracing My Autonomous Individuality

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I first became aware of my gender around 3 or 4 years old. My mom used to make me wear girly clothes and she would put hair ties and ribbons in my hair to match my outfit. Although she would not do the same to my brother. Growing up in a religious household, I found out that my gender defined certain expectations upon me and my behavior. I wasn’t allowed to wear baggy clothes or walk around the house without a shirt on. That was the first time I understood the aspects of being a female. It is only now that I reject the ideology of how society wants me to live up to other people’s expectations and begin to explore what being a woman means to me. The gender roles into which society chooses is flawed because not everyone fits into the ideal mold. Being a woman is all about embracing my autonomous individuality in all aspects of who I am. Growing up I did not experience privilege because my brother would be allowed to hang out late with his friends and I had to be inside before the street lights came on. I wasn’t allowed to date until I turned 18. Whereas my brother was allowed to go by girls houses at the age of 16. Nowadays I think I experience privilege in such way that I can wear masculine clothing if it pleases me, however men cannot wear feminine clothing without social penalty. When I hang out with my friend girls and we are able to get into clubs for free and our guy friends have to pay an admission fee. On a larger scale, if I am abused in a relationship there is a…

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