The Expectations Of People 's Gender Essay

1376 Words Oct 22nd, 2015 null Page
In our society, we have many different expectations of people’s gender. From the way which we interact with each other to the activities we enjoy, there are many things which are assumed of people because of their gender.
I think of myself as being pretty stereotypically feminine. I don’t like sports, nor am I good at them. I love fashion, shopping, and makeup. I am horrified of spiders and other insects. I take great pride in how I look, which for me means that I am usually in dresses and glittery clothing items. Although, in some other ways, I am not super stereotypically feminine. I’m not a fan of children. I don’t particularly want to get married. I don’t know how to cook very well nor do I really want to, and I’m really outspoken and opinionated.
From the time that I was really young, I’ve always been really in tune with my gender. There was only one phase in my life I can really think of where I wasn’t uber-feminine. Around the age of thirteen, I just felt fed up with how I was treated because of how feminine I was. People, especially the other boys in my class, would make jabs at my intelligence and ask me sexually provocative questions out of the blue. They treated me way differently than they treated the other girls who were more like “tom-boys” than I was. Although, I noticed that even as a “tom-boy”, I was still treated as if I were inferior. It was then that I decided that if I was going to be not treated properly by boys no matter how I expressed myself, I…

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