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Anti-Gender Neutrality by Starlow-FTW Anti-Gender Neutrality by Starlow-FTW
I'm sick and tired of this "gender neutral" crap that has taken the world by storm. I saw this in the news and I was horrified two parents decided that they didn't want their child to be "molded by stereotypes" and so they refused to allow their boy to play with any "boy" toys like GI Joes, trucks, etc. No, instead they forced him into dresses and play with Barbies. They wanted to avoid him basing his thoughts and personality on stereotypes. They wanted him to be "himself". The only reason they stopped was because he started school.

Really? Isn't that about the dumbest thing you've ever heard? Boys and girls are *gasp* different! A little boy will not be just like a little girl! That's the way we were MADE. It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve! That alone shows that God had something different in mind for girls and boys. If not, there wouldn't have been more than one gender.

My advice is this; quit with the idea that girls and boys are exactly the same. When did it become sexist to tell a boy to "be a man"? I, for one, support the typical boy who is afraid of girls because they have cooties. I also support not calling a boy who likes pulling the heads off barbie dolls a future violent offender. I also support not shaving a girl's head because you think she's filling too many stereotypes if her hair is long! If a girl wants to wear dresses, she can. If a boy wants to play with trucks, let him. Stop making them into something they're not, and get through your thick, PC, pot-smoking hippy skulls that girls and boys are different, and you are not one to change that.
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Insanity123 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"If a girl wants to wear dresses, she can. If a boy wants to play with trucks, let him."

If a girl wants to play with trucks, shave her head, wear dungareas, let her.

If a boy wants to play with dolls, have long hair, wear a dress, let him.
PhoenixOfWildfires Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MONSTERLOCKED Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is so wrong
Captain-Kiryu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
and let people that dont want to fit into that particular category just be gender neutral
the toys and colours a child likes shouldnt define their gender
and i have never met someone who forced their kids to be gender-neutral
only people that force gender upon their kids based on biological sex
maltese101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
You make it sound you support sexism somehow.

I know you're not, maybe change the title to something like, anti gender roles or something? Point is, let kids do whatever they want and how they dress, regardless of what their gender is, right?
oORollingGirlOo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Should probably say 'forced' gender neutrality rather than neutrality in general. If someone wants to be neutral, why the hell not? Hell, you can still be a manly man, gender wise, and like to play with dolls. It's just a bunch of stereotypes. (I played with dolls, but they didn't do crappy "girly" stuff. I did mostly murder mysteries.)
I couldn't really take the stamp all that seriously after you said the age old "Adam and Steve" line though. That doesn't even really relate to gender, that relates more to homosexuality. Also the line is bull anyway.

Life is a show where you're supposed to star as yourself, after all. Character is on the inside, not outside.

Just giving my two pence on the subject though. I used to believe the same as you, (that men couldn't dress as women for one and had to be manly) and I didn't even believe in god, until I realised how stupid it all was-it's all a bunch of stereotypes. You don't need to reply if you don't want since we've already both given our views anyway and I'll probably not reply either since I'm not really up for a discussion right now. Maybe another time.
StrangelyUnusual Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gender neutral myself, so I'm kind of on the fence about this one. I support giving the next generation a choice about things, so rather than forcing a boy into 'girl' things or 'boy' things, the same with a girl.
Example; If I had a son (Using 'son' as it goes along with the news story you mentioned) and I was taking him for clothes or toy shopping, I'd go around both the boy and the girl section and let him choose for himself, whether it's with a GI-Joe, barbie, truck or toy pram, shirt or dress, shorts or a skirt. That way no-one is forced, and the child (And hopefully the parent/s too) is happy.
But I was and am homeschooled, and was subjected to very very view stereotypes as I have very open-minded parents.
motherofsephy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's stupid for parents to force something on their child that is not in that child's interest or nature. That has nothing to do with gender equality.

It is "sexist" when (true story), in the nineties I was at a raffle where there were several prizes of varying things. I won and wanted the VHS of some horror movie, but was told by the people running the raffle that a girl like me would be scared and I had to chose one of the "female prizes". Okay, so Horror films are for men, but women have to watch shitty films about girls giggling and talking about sex all the time?

When someone does not WANT to fit into some sick stereotype it's nobody's business to tell them they can't. If you want to represent your gender in a stereotypical manner, then go for it, but don't tell other people that they have to, or you're going to have a bad time.
madoke Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shut the fuck up
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
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