Last year i read some awesome and funny gender flipping articles. I am not a real writer, and make no claims in that direction, but i do have some thoughts on this that i wish to express.
So, for the record, i have psychotic fucking hatreds with the things that are taught and said along gender lines in the usa. ( yay to anyone that caught the Carlin reference)
So, i just have alot of questions about how we treat kids based on gender. As a fem that thought dolls sucked and legos rocked ;).
The big questions.. why dont we just treat people like they are people? Why are different things expected on a gender basis? What are we losing out on by encouraging certain traits in y carriers, and trying to beat or shame them out of fems? And what would happen if gender teaching was flipped?
For example; what would happen if boys were told from start that women gave birth because they were physically stronger and mentally tougher; but boys were more caring and nuturing, so they were the natural childcarers. What would happen if boys got nothing but dolls and kitchen sets for toys, and girls got legos, guns and arduinos?
And what if we did this for.., 2014 years?
*dont think this should be done, btw.. just an example of gender flipping. Because if it sounds stupid reversed to men, odds are it just sounds stupid.
Day two of no water in the apt. Its been a debacle of frozen and bursting pipes. Had a waterfall for about an hour one day. Since i live in the only occupied apartment in the building, the “leak” wasnt noticed or dealt with very quickly.
My crazy roomate thought he shut off the main water valve to stop the leak, but not so much. The smaller waterfall was discovered by a property management rep while she was attempting to show a first floor apt. (Wince) Crazy roomie also decided to shut off all the hall and walkway lights (AT THE BREAKER!) Because? Well, he was rather drugged up at the time.
So this has created a very eerie atmosphere on the first floor. It is much colder than the outside. You can see your breath in the pale glow of a flashlight. Streaks run down the walls. And the carpet squishes underfoot…
So, on the verge of moving in with the life partner. Thinking of ways to delicately break the news that its “that time”…
So far im digging either a pic of me cheesing with a rum bottle* with txt that says, ‘congrats! We arent pregnant!’ Or something along the lines of “good news; three straight days of blow jobs starts tomorrow!”
Cause hey, thats a wierd topic for most, and id like to make it a lil positive and amusing.
* cause chocolate doesnt work lol
I have a hard time communicating. Been compared to robots, drill sargents, aliens, and most possible combos of the words bitch and cold.
It is true that i dont like to get emotions involved when it seems unnessacary and messy. And i find it annoying that as a non y-carrier; i am expected to have an emotional response to almost everything.
In the interests of disclosure…
I grew up with what i now consider a completely insane .. “idea?” , “theory?”.. not sure what is the proper descriptive. But the fact of the matter is i was brought up being taught that women were weak and emotional creatures that were more or less incapable of logic. (Pardon me, i have to go bang my head against a wall until it stops hurting.)
Funny thing; all the women in my family are smart, logical, and determined. And i worry that my kid sisters will never live up to their actual potential because they have been taught that they have less potential automatically.
Also i have to measure this teaching against what i see everyday.
So. I am not sure if my brain really works so very differently or if my questions are so very different than everyone elses? Or if everyone else is just better at repressing the questions than i am?
So i think for a little while, i would like to post my questions about how things work. About the system. About feminism. And rascism. And every other ism that i know of. And any other question i have burning within that i havent found a satisfactory answer for and can manage to articulate. About my experience, and why i thought i was bad at being a woman. Lol.
Any and all comments are welcome. But i dont expect to agree with all. 😉