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We are born as individuals; gender is a derived term, socially constructed sex. The society has created a web of notions with regard to the male and female gender. The basic pattern of our thoughts have eventually been shaped with the instructed motif...freedom of expression was not a primal ingredient while the behavioural pattern developed over years.
The stereotypical or the stereotypes are the norms of assessing a gender. The very archetypal syndrome which is expected from a specific gender is ‘ thankfully’ a borrowed one with a lot of deviance and anomalies, variety does not find a place, everything is subjugated to pre conceived notion derived, set rules. Talking about 3rd world countries the progress is still on a lower graph but yes in urban India, people have started to think. That surely lays the first stone
A few observations from the archetype shelf
These goes on, the rhythm somewhere sets a different tone for the conventional social class. But what is norm, who sets the benchmark. The yardstick to delineate what is right for the other one is based according to a specified barometer.
Each one of us have varied spectrum of thought mechanism, are born with multidimensional behavioural skills and have a natural tendency towards life. Is it right to turn the steering according to the social perception and mould natural efficacy?
So next time try to think as a liberal parent....the boy might have an eye on the pink shirt on the shelf...or the little girl would rightfully approve her tanned skin after a rebellious football match..
The gender story is so well constructed by us....can we ever come out of that armour...rightfully...ever?