…by doing things my gender is not supposed to do. I have sinned by breaking through those stereotypical barriers. I was tagged by Starry and Avada to list at least ten things you have ever wanted or done which your gender is not supposed to. I do think that a small element needs to be added in that this is probably based on the Indian culture. What Indian culture expects each gender to do or not do. You can therefore adapt it to your cultural background I guess.
So here goes:
- I played football (i.e. soccer) and cricket from the time I was about 5 years old till I was 21. For fun, of course. Not professionally or even for a club sadly. I also watch cricket and football with an actual understanding of the games
- Beer is my favourite alcoholic drink.
- I drink alcohol.
- I migrated to a different country all by myself. A country where I have no family.
- I bought my own car with my own money.
- I have moved furniture and set up furniture. More than once
- I do not like shopping for clothes or shoes unless it’s necessary. You won’t find me going on random shopping sprees to make myself feel better
- I am not excessively fond of make up or jewellery
- I prefer wearing trousers/jeans. So much more comfortable!
- For most of my life, I have had short hair. I only let it grow in the last few years here in Australia because I was a poor student and couldn’t afford to get my hair cut more than once a year!
- I’ve always chosen to pay for myself on dates.
- I loathe the colour pink. I mean it. Give me black or white or red or purple. But not pink!
- I loved doing weights at the gym. In fact, at one stage, back at the gym in India, I was lifting the heaviest weights of all women visiting that particular gym
- I love eating. Yes I do worry about my weight but that doesn’t mean I eat only salads. I can eat a foot-long sub from Subway or a full bistro meal! After a couple of schooners
- I take the garbage out!
So there…I’m sure there are a lot more given that I was a tomboy growing up. But I’ll stop for now. So go on, take it up and let the rest of us see how you have sinned against gender stereotypes. I tag Titaxy, Nu, Misty, Sam, Richa, Breathing Soul, Leo, Lazy Pineapple, Journomouse and anyone else who wants to take this on.
Until next time,