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Published Date: February 28, 2012

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It’s So Ingrained!!

This whole stereotyping of female and male behaviours begins in the cradle and never ends! Having had 4 sons and now, 6 grandsons we are surrounded by influences on boys which they just absorb without thought most of the time. Even though some of their parents try to instil values which are gender-free, the general populace, schools, DVDs, toys etc. are such a huge influence.

One thing which must be hard for guys is the constant inference that women talk a lot and that if a man is talkative (friendly, loves to chatter) he is typecast as either ‘girly’ or ‘an old woman’ (worse still –  for both genders). We know a few men who talk quite a bit and some who even like shopping (this gives cause for alarm for some).

We read a lot from women who have suffered from male dominance or expectations. How about some personal experiences, and grievances from the guys out there who are given a hard time by their peers.