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Sneha Bhatiya

Student ( Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University ,Bhopal) | Posted on | others

Which stereotype have you faced the most as a woman?


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Despite being brought up and provided a modern environment all my life, I have faced the most obvious stereotype, that of gender roles, all my life. There is nothing new in it, as it is a curse that every woman is born with.

Being a woman chain you in so many stereotypical shackles that even your own mind is conditioned not to act in favor of your own desires. It’s like five times your parents telling you to not to touch the pickle while you are on periods, and the sixth time you are afraid of doing it by your own, even when no one is around to stop you.


But one stereotype that every modern woman faces these days is that of playing the role of both a self-made modern woman and a submissive homemaker.

In this situation, everyone around you would seem to be okay with a girl's radical viewpoint and all, but that’s only superficially. Just dig a bit deeper and you'll know.

Far from being a modern independent woman, you end up falling in the stereotypical category of "modern + woman", who is expected to earn as well as make a home, without being dependent on anyone and without complaining, because if you do that, you are not strong enough.

So the expectations the world are even higher with this “category” of women. And again, it's the patriarchal world which is getting the best of both worlds.

So it's like if you call yourself modern and want equality, you should be working, know how to drive a car, you shouldn’t be needing reservations everywhere, etc. And at the same time, you are also expected not to go out in dark, take care of house and family, dress modestly, not to be reckless and inconsiderate being a girl, and so on.

Basically, you can either be a woman doing nothing or a superhuman doing everything. There's no scope for women to be a normal human. That's the worst stereotype I have faced in my life.