Whether you're a man, woman, or nonbinary person, there are stereotypes attached to your gender that probably make you want to scream. Reddit user u/BodybuilderScary asked Reddit, "What's one gender stereotype that you absolutely despise?" and the answers couldn't be more relatable. Here are some of the best responses that have me wanting to pull my hair out at the injustice.
1."That 'men can't be abused.' Of course they can! They're humans too."
2."That women are perpetually catty and shallow, and they always want a tall, strong boyfriend who has enough money to support their catty, shallow lifestyles."
9."That women are more inclined toward gossip and drama. Men love to talk shit about each other just as much as women do."
10."That women are 'overreacting' or 'exaggerating' when they're crying or expressing concerns about physical or mental issues. I hate hearing, 'Oh sounds like hormones,' or 'It’s probably just your period.' It can be irritating, but it’s also just plain demeaning."
11."That you somehow have to choose between levels of masculinity and femininity. I love working on cars, welding, baking, and interior decorating. It doesn't have to be a binary choice!"
12."That women need to learn how to run a household for someone besides themselves. When I was younger, my grandma would insist I'd need to learn to manage things for my future family, not for myself."
13."That women are bad at math. My daughter is a nuclear engineering PhD student and she hears a lot of sexist stuff."
14."That men working in a nursing home, childcare, or any other traditional 'woman's job' are 'less manly' and doing so out of desperation. I have happily worked in a nursing home for 12 years and people still expect me to be embarrassed about my job."
16."That women and girls aren't interested in things like sports, climbing trees, or play-fighting as kids. People automatically exclude girls from fun but physically challenging activities because they assume they don't like getting rough or dirty. People encourage and discourage kids from certain things based on gender and then act like it occurred naturally."
24."That nonbinary people are obsessed with gender and telling people about their gender. I don't bother telling anyone I'm nonbinary unless I'm going to be working with them long-term, just so they can use the right pronouns."