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Chrystalyn # Posted on October 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

@gracyfacey719, As a woman, I feel repressed by society . . . I definitely feel that “pressure” to behave in a certain way or manner. For instance, I have a job where appearance is important I deal with a lot of wealthy clientele, and therefore it is necessary to make them feel comfortable. I am a completely different person when I’m not at the office. And while I understand that professionalism is expected from everyone in a work environment like mine, I can’t help but feel that it would be more acceptable for a man to come in looking disheveled than if I did. Perhaps that is my own issue?

I don’t feel negative feelings towards these issues however. But it is an interesting thing to think about.

In relationships, you are usually defined as “needing protecting” there are quite a few things it is just assumed you are not good at. If I need help cooking or sewing (stereotypical female activities) I don’t assume my partner can’t help me, I ask . . . just like a would a female.

I have also faced this idea of “ownership” . . . Not that people think they actually own me or are crazy possessive. But most relationships I have had, men feel the need to “keep what is theirs” . . . they can become threatened easily by other men, even women. I never let this become an issue, but it is definitely something I have observed. However, I have observed some pretty possessive women as well.

I think it is more important how you feel about it. I am grateful to be a woman in the country I am in, vs other some other parts of the world. I think that is an important thing to consider too . . .