Friday, November 18, 2016

These are the stereotypes I grew up with. Because I am female I had to abide by these stereotypical traits or I was deemed strong. In 1970 "strong" and female were not synonymous. I am aggressive, independent, can think for myself, like to travel emotionally robust, laugh and I do not cry. At the same time, I portray several masculine gender stereotypes: aggressive, independent, not easily influenced, a leader, active, not easily hurt emotionally, tough and strong, logical, and blunt. What does that say about me and my gender?

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