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How do you feel about people expect you to like/agree to something because you are a boy/girl?
Posted 1/18/16
Good. Good! Release your anger. Let the hate flow through you..

Venting is healthy though.. you just need to get it out, and relax...

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Posted 1/18/16
As a female, I do get asked or told a lot, "Oh, you'll get married and have kids one day" or "When are you going to get married?"

I may get married one day, but I'm in no hurry and I definitely do not want kids. When I told one coworker that I didn't want kids, she told me, "Oh, you'll want them. You have to have kids." Uh, no, I don't.
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Posted 1/18/16

NekobasuRider wrote:

I think the reason it's so annoying is that it's passively insulting.
"Like if you love music" is basically saying, "If you don't like this thing, you don't love music."
And your brain is like, "WTF? I like music. What, just because I don't like your dumb thing I don't like music?"

Same with stuff like "Real men should _____." or "True fans will _____." or "True activists should_____."
It's an indirect attack on your character, like you don't measure up to someone's imaginary standards.

So yeah, I don't like it.


I agree with this.
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Posted 1/18/16
I don't have an issue with it? People naturally make assumptions about people based on what or who you are, there's nothing wrong with that. Now the stupid social media fad where they post crap about "like this if..." is dumb but I try my best to just keep scrolling.

We develop set assumptions about our friends based on what we know about them and from past experiences. They won't always be right, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Posted 1/18/16
It is always feels good to break misconceptions.
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Posted 1/18/16
Only every single time that feminism comes up.

It feels great.

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Posted 1/18/16 , edited 1/18/16
If someone tries to get me to like something, I take a look at it, and if I don't like it, I just keep it that way. I don't know, if they expect some specific reaction out of me but normally when people I know personally try to do that, they're doing it because they are either a big fan of it, or they really think I'd like it. The rest expectations - like people I mainly talk to only on facebook and social media don't really mean a lot to me. Unless they've given me a reason to, anyway

I did grow up not having friends and generally getting into fights all the time, yada yada. I think I learned to not really care if they get upset because I don't fit in or meet an expectation. If they're surprised or shocked or appalled that I don't share their opinion, I just kinda say, sorry, unless it's something I really feel like explaining my beliefs on. A lot of the time, those same people seem unwilling or incapable of listening.
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Posted 1/18/16
Ignore them
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Posted 9/15/16
OP Nuked. Locked.
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