Smashing Stereotypes: Men List Out Things They Love That Are Considered ‘Girly’

There’s no denying the fact that our society has a lot of gender stereotypes clearly defined in pink and blue lines. A little girl’s nursery is filled with dolls, kitchen sets, unicorns and rainbows while a little boy’s room is dotted with rockets, cars, superheroes and action figures. The environment is not gender-neutral even when it comes to packaging/marketing of toys, career paths, marriage, etc. Having said that, people are slowly but steadily rejecting this social conditioning and accepting diversity.

Representative Image

In a recent Reddit thread, men from across the world discussed the things they love doing despite the fact that they are conventionally labelled girly or feminine.

Males of reddit, what is something you like that is generally considered feminine or "for girls"? from AskReddit

#1. Bath products, creams, and lotions targeted at women

Representative Image

#2. Getting manicures, pedicures, and applying makeup (like concealer and nail polish)

#3. Sewing, embroidery and crocheting

Representative Image

#4. Ballet

#5. Shopping

#6. Fresh flowers, bouquets and scented candles.

Representative Image

ūüď£ Follow Storypick on Instagram! Click here to follow @story.pick

#7. The colour PINK!

#8. Fruity drinks with the tiny umbrellas

#9. Rom-coms

#10. Crying and freely expressing emotions

Representative Image

This thread is a wonderful reminder to all of us to not do a double-take when a boy asks to play with dolls, not question a teen’s sexuality if he paints his nails, and not taunt a man for crying while watching ‘500 Days of Summer’.

Cover Image Source 

ūüď£ Storypick is now on Telegram! Click here to join our channel (@storypick) and never miss another great story.