123 words. A collection of some stereotypes that I personally think the world could do without.
Strength and weakness do not depend on your gender, nor do how good or evil you are, or how smart or stupid.
And yes, males also deal with stereotypes. Stating that doesn’t make me any less of a feminist.
Men don’t cry. Women get hysterical.
You throw like a girl.
She’s just one of the guys = She is totally cool.
Boys don’t wear pink. Or any other interesting color or print. They only wear blues, drabs, camouflage, checks, stripes.
If you make yourself look pretty maybe some nice boy will like you. If not… well, doesn’t every girl dream of a big white wedding?
Oh, you have only two daughters? No son? *puppy dog sad face*
Only boys should have muscles. Girls with muscles are gross.
Anyway, why do you need to study? Your husband will be the one working.
You need to man up and get a job. You can’t let your wife work.
Hahahahahahaha! You got hit by a girl!
Day 55: The view from a bridge over troubled waters
1/6 Gender does matter to some people. That can’t be helped. The real question should be does it have to matter. I don’t think it should
2/6 except when a certain set of biological functions is necessary to perform a certain job, or for a certain skill. For instance, males can
3/6 lift heavier items than females can- generally speaking. Women can bear children. But does that make either one better at painting a wall, cooking a meal
4/6 or caring for a weaker member of the tribe? I don’t think so. My gender should not determine how I interact with others
5/6 or how they interact with me, how I do my job, or how I am perceived when doing my job. Male or female doesn’t matter. I’m a capable
6/6 person who can develop whatever skills I choose to. And that is where I drop the mic.
Day 50 *gasp* : write directions on how to repurpose something
First order of business: change the name of the organisation to something gender neutral, like People in Black, or Agents in Black. Does it have to be monosyllabic words? Peeps in Black?
Next: put a woman at the head of the organisation (accomplished in the third installment).
Third: recruit more female agents. Half the alphabet can be assigned to women, can’t it? There could even be an agent Double X.
Fourth: have the intergalactic defenders assist some female heads of state (or bugs of state or whatever), because Orion isn’t the only one with a belt.
Fifth: Battle more female villains, and have more female informers.
Day 48: Prompt- broken scissors