As usual, I am late to this party too- but I really don't read very many blogs any more, so I am mostly out of the loop. Anyhow, I chanced upon this tag doing the rounds and wanted to barf. So this is my blog-barf. Please excuse.
First of all, I am not sure if anyone indulging in making a list of things they consider "against the gender stereotype" cared enough to specify the confines of that stereotype. Secondly, I am not sure what stereotype they broke, in their self-claimed gender-benders? Sample a few gems that were repeated in several different blogs
I drink beer. heh. I really don't know what to say, except, may be, this stereotype might apply specifically to Indian women, but, it is by no means a species-wide stereotype. Please to take note.
I am married but I don't wear a mangalsutra/sindoor? If you said, I tied the mangalsutra to my husband, that would be interesting.
I carry heavy stuff. LOL. I think the women that listed this need to go see women work at construction sites. They wear their mangalsutra, no make up AND lift heavy stuff, day in and out.
I do the finances/ I invest in stock market/ I enjoy photography / I enjoy gadgets / The females who put this down need to get out of the time warp they are stuck in and stop offending their species as a whole.
I love books, I love driving. WTF.
Can change fuse bulbs / replace gas cylinders. ROFL.
And then there are women that have disclaimers (dont wear make up except eyeliner ...don't like shopping but may be some window shopping..I dont wear make up but I wish I knew how to! LOL.) - reinforcing one of the biggest stereotypes that hurt our species- being self-contradictory.
I am confident/ I am outspoken/ I am brave. I head the department. And that is supposed to be a man thing or not supposed to be a woman thing? I don't get it.
I hate cooking! Yeah, all you menfolk, you are allowed to hate cooking because it is, apparently, a man thing to hate cooking. Same goes with channel-surfing/burping/farting/cussing...yeah!
I don't know if all the brave/outspoken/ make-up hating women realise that, by making such lists they are first of all reinforcing some completely misplaced and outdated stereotypes and doing their species more harm than good. Second, I cannot believe that women in this day and age are discussing how they break gender stereotypes by virtue of wearing jeans or changing bulbs or balancing their chequebooks- I mean seriously? Can you please tell me how you are accessing the interwebs in the caves that you seem to be blogging out of?