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Ladies Call Out The Things They Do That Are Traditionally 'Masculine'

It really is about time that we start taking labels off of things that really don't need to have them. Having muscles, knowing how to fix cars, being a boss, none of these things should be considered more appropriate for one gender or another. So many people probably never realize their full potential because they feel that society will judge them if they follow a route that is 'traditionally' expected of men or women. Who benefits from these kinds of labels? The only people that come to mind are gender-peveal party planners, but it's probably time they switch careers anyway.

Women Call Out The Things They Do That Are Traditionally 'Masculine'| thumbnail text - LadyLikesSpiders · 8h I like heavy metal and play guitar. Metal is mostly hairy men screaming I play quite a bit of videogames. I think gaming isn't exactly a men's only club, but there is still a fair bit of misogyny and gendered gatekeeping in the community that I can go ahead and say it isn't particularly feminine G Reply 1 Vote 3 ...
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Men Confess The Things They Wish They Could Do, Even Though It's 'Unmanly'

Gender roles are seriously getting so old, and every time we think some serious progress had been made, a thread like this shows up and we are confronted with the fact that we still have a loooong way to go. Yes, we've come a long way from 'boys wear blue and girls wear pink,' or 'boys don't cry.' But these social norms didn't just disappear into thin air. Even if they're not pushed onto us as overtly as, say, the 50's, doesn't mean the ideas don't linger into our minds every time we make a decision about what to wear, or how to sit. 

Basically, things are better, but we haven't entirely broken strict expectations for gender expression. But one day we will, as Miley Cyrus once said, "It's the climb."

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Women Reveal Lowkey Ways They Smash The Patriarchy On A Daily Basis

When people stereotype feminists, they think of them as very angry beings, yelling and burning bras until the break of dawn. If you're a fellow feminist, you're well aware that's not the case. A Reddit user started a thread about how women rebel against the patriarchy in subtle ways. Some of the responses are serious, whereas others made us chuckle. Scroll down to find out how women intend to take down the patriarchy, one small step at a time. 

Funny reddit thread about fighting the patriarchy in subtle ways | thumbnail text - EfficientInfluence 10 hours ago I put the toilet seat down.
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Women Tweet About Men The Way Women Are Mentioned In History

Ever notice a lack of women mentioned in history? Or how they were just described as *blank's* husband or *blank's* mother? Yep us too. It's almost as if they've been blatantly looked over and excluded from history books for centuries. Even today people can have a difficult time recalling significant female figures, so there was a hilarious Twitter thread where women talked about men's historical achievements with the same tone of suspicion and surprise that women's achievements are often spoken with. 

Women Tweet About Men The Way Men Talk About Women In History| Thumbnail text - @sherrifflucy · Sep 2, 2017 Lucy Sherriff I half wonder whether men should be allowed in labs. Could be a distraction to hard working women. They at least need to dress appropriately ... 16 17 158 2.9K
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