1. Peter

    I’ve noticed/experienced this problem quite a bit. People expect you to treat someone differently or expect to be treated differently purely because of gender.

    Many girls expect guys to be a “gentleman” and be treated with a golden glove. They have the expectation that a good boyfriend should dominate them, run the relationship and just know what they, the girl, wants. They seem to expect a knight in shining armor to who will look after them like a princess. These gentleman gestures are sometimes more important to them then the real effort and scarifies made. Also many guys believe these gentlemanly gestures are important than making genuine scarifies for their partner. They believe they should always pay for the bill, while on the other hand having limited respect and empathy for their partner and other women.

    As suggested in the article, these expectations are by definition sexist as they are mainly based around gender. Gender equality is where we expect similar friendly gestures from people, regardless of their sex.

    • Calpurnia Sycamore

      Hi Peter,

      Thank you for your comments and feedback on the article – you have highlighted a very important point. Expectations from and of both genders.

  2. Adam

    Great article. A good example of where we have all inherited a ‘label’ that has little context in the way we should all act.

  3. Salma

    Wow! This is really going to make me think twice before I judge someone in the future. Very well written and thought provoking.

  4. Shirsh Bedi

    Very well written and thought provoking. Good analysis too that it’s the expectations and the idea of it that could promote inequality and not the act itself. The world can do without all these labels!

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