Monday 12 July 2010

My sins against gender stereotypes

Have you ever wanted or done something your gender is not supposed to? DewDrops asked me to list 10 such things.

1. I can do odd-jobs at home which are usually men's area. I am comfortable with manly-tools such as screw-driver, pliers, hammers and can use them when needed with ease. I don't flinch when i have to replace bulbs n tube-lights and i tend to fix things that i need to.

2. I carry my own luggage even when my husband insists otherwise. Once i was back from airport and needed my luggage carried over to our home on second floor sans lift. My father in law gave up after 2 steps (he insisted he'll carry it). And needless to say, i carried whole 20.5 kgs for the rest of the steps and did so without putting it down even once!

3. I love action movies! I so totally love them. And my husband loves it!

4. I love trekking, walking, climbing, running, cycling, jumping over fences, even though i am not a regular at them and don't have too much of stamina. I still love doing all of that.

5. I love to explore a new city on my own. I can walk down aimlessly in the lanes of a stranger city with ease and confidence and yet be charmed by it.

6. I rarely keep my room organised and tidy. I throw my clothes anywhere in the room and keep my footwear wherever! I place my phone, my hair accessory, my watch  anywhere in the room.

7. I don't use makeup! I generally goto my office without applying *any* makeup. Not even a lip gloss. I don't wear much jewellery either except big earring and my ring. A married women in India is soooooo supposed to be laden with jewellery & make-up.

8. I drive recklessly, sometimes at speeds of 100 kmph and i do believe most girls don't know how to drive well! :( i so wish it weren't the case.

9. I donot want reservations for women in any place. I never use seats meant for women, rarely stand in girls-queues and sincerely believe in no special reservation for them in education institutes or jobs.

10. I hate cooking. literally hate cooking. I wish i never had to set foot in the kitchen... Though i know all basic indian cooking and can prepare a decent meal.

Okay. So i have completed my list. Would you want to list yours down too?


  1. wow!.. liked knowing u better! :)

  2. Interesting read! :)

    What men can do, women can too...most of the time even better! ;)

  3. @Spardha: :)

    @yyam: yay!! I believe women are stronger species too :)

  4. :)
    I love cars, WWE wrestling, and all action packed gory movies (Predator for eg.) and I still love pink! :) My buddies tell me I am messed up! LOL!
    We sure are the stronger of the lot!

  5. You are definitely independent and quite a Sinner Against Gender Stereotypes :)

    About reservation for women I feel, the idea is to create a somewhat level playing field... even today in most parts of India girls are either not sent for higher studies or if they are their education and careers - no matter how smart or keen they are, are discouraged from treating their careers as their priority.

    And they still have been scoring very well - generally topping the boards. And this year the number of seats in some institutions have been restricted for girls by bringing down the cut off for boys - because the institute feared they may get more female then male students. ( ) - basically, with so much blatant discrimination - the field is anything but level.

  6. I had read this post of yours longback, due to time constraints couldn't comment then. Trekking, action movies, exploring new city, I love them all. So we are sisters in sin :)

    Thanks for honouring the tag :)

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