Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A tag for you.

http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/my-sins-against-gender-stereotypes/
Text from ihm's blog:
If you are a woman,
Have you ever wanted something that is considered ‘manly’ ? Like a basketball, a cell phone, a dog, a camera or a new laptop? A new car or motor bike? Ever wanted to be a pilot? A doctor or not a nurse? And the manliest want of them all – The remote!
As a kid did you enjoy playing with a bat and a ball?
There was a time when books were considered ‘manly’, women authors had to pretend to be men – would you say books are still rather manly – women should want to embroider and crochet?
If you are a man,
Have you ever wanted something that only women are supposed to want – like bags, shoes, clothes, creams, perfumes, babies, flowers? A peaceful home and a happy family? Have you ever been afraid of the dark or of insects?
As a kid did you ever want to play ‘teacher-teacher’, cooking or did you like playing with a doll? Have you ever enjoyed cooking? Bought something in pink? Loved chocolates?

So here’s a tag – Please list at least ten things you have ever wanted or done which your gender is not supposed to.
The tag is called ‘My Sins against Gender-Stereotypes’. And you must tag twelve blogging friends.
************End of text from ihm's blog******************

i tagged self on this one.
Here's my list. What's yours?

1. Played football as a child. And wondered why there isnt a girls' football team.
2. Saw Dil Bol Hadippa and wondered whats the big deal abt girls playing in a boys team. Its a game, and any one can play it.
3. For a while, handled the investment portfolio of our house, incld. home loan negotiations with banks. ( You should have seen their faces)
4. Wanted to be a pilot to fly a plane (but hated maths and science)
5. Love gadgets.
6. Can read a map. Really well. Use GPS for navigation on a routine basis.
7. I genuinely like driving. Though, in all honesty, the old car was driven way better than this one is driven. And two wheelers were driven best of all.
8. Love spending time alone and cannot talk too much in general. (women are supposed to be good with words and articulate. beats me)
9. Value investing in stocks is sth i have a gut feel about. My portfolio has beat BSE sensex over the last 4 year period - at almost every interval. Its a small portfolio, but its gud.

Thats all i can think of.. whats ur list? Consider yourself tagged if u r reading this.

6 comments:

indianhomemaker said...

Wow!!! You wanted to be a pilot? You have sinned no doubt :)

But sports like football are so much fun, it really is sad that girls are hardly seen playing them - in face one sees girls play no sports that might make them really strong and fit :( I saw this amazing, moving video called, 'Give the girl a ball' and then see her bloom, become stronger, more confident, outgoing...

I love gadgets and have handled investment portfolios too :) So we are now sisters in sin :)

D said...

My whole life would be on this list!

The Phosgene Kid said...

I love to cook, but raiding mommy's drawer for earrings has never occurred to me. Probably won't ever catch me in a dress either, except for the one time at Halloween. Tough finding a dress in my size...

How do we know said...

Hi ihm: yes.. i noticed that there is a lot in common :-)

Hi D: answer away!

Hi Phos: yes.. i know abt the cooking bit.. but a dress? even at Halloween? Am impressed!!!

shadows said...

doing the Tag
check my blog
:D

Neha said...

It is just society which has made the demarcations...I don't think there is anything which I do which I should not or have not done which i should have coz it is or isn't a boys thing....oh screw this!