From the moment we are born, we have colours, characteristics, interests and everything else instilled into us. From the whole 'pink is for girls, blue is for boys' thing to the belief that girls should not be rowdy, wild or loud, because that kind of thing 'is for boys'.
Recently, girls being tomboyish and having certain characteristics that are usually associated with boys (and shouldn't be) is cool. For example, not liking to dress up or wear makeup, etc.
That's fine, of course. People can choose to be however they want and not have to follow gender roles.
But my question is why boys can't be feminine, because they'll be shunned by society and social media if they do.
Boys being sensitive, emotional, crying, liking pink, makeup, etc. cause them to be called 'gay' by social media and pretty much everyone.
Why? Why can't people just be whoever they want to be without having to adhere to the rules of society and gender roles? If girls can act 'masculine', then boys should be able to be 'feminine'.
Your personality should not be defined by your gender.
People think that male and female brains are wired differently. This, even though it's a popular belief, is completely untrue. Recent science has shown that you can't really tell if a someone is male or female by just looking at a disembodied brain.
It's true that certain areas might be different, for example, the male left hippocampus is generally larger than the female left hippocampus. But after experimenting on over 1400 different people, it's been proven that it really depends on the individual. There are males whose left hippocampus area is smaller than the average female, and vice versa.
So never, ever believe that you have to be a certain way just because stereotypical male and females are that way, or because everyone around you tells you to. You are your own, individual person, and nothing should stand in the way of you being you.
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