Gender Stereotyping : Bound By Society Essay

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Gender Stereotyping: Bound by Society
In our world today, gender stereotypes have a tight rein on men and women. People are stereotyped by color, blue or pink, before they are even born. Society sets separate standards for each sex and if a person does not meet these standards, he or she will be outcast and questioned. People should not have to live in fear of being different. I am a firm believer in this statement given my rocky childhood experience with stereotyping and bullying. This is the right topic to choose for my essay because it has a wide variety of material to choose from and it is something I am exceptionally passionate about.
As I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed a couple of weeks ago, I came across a post that made my heart shatter, cut me to the core, and even made me furious. The post was from a dear friend of mine who has a deep passion for the performing arts. According to his post, he had been bullied for not reaching the social standards of his peers. The bullies used cruel words against him like “gay” and “weird”. When I read the post it was as if these derogatory terms were in hot pink text. At that moment, those insulting words stood out to me more than anything else on my computer screen. They caused me to reflect upon my life and my ongoing struggle to meet the male stereotype. Growing up, it slowly became apparent to me that I was not like other boys. First of all, my voice had a higher tone to it. This made me noticeably different…

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