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by Kiran on October 17, 2011 · 18 comments

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Hey y’all! Hope your Monday is as glorious as Florida’s recent weather :D

Just returned from a glorious run. First I thought it would be impossible to get myself out there. But having chowed down on delicious french toast this morning – smothered in butter, nutella and peanut butter – it was more than a convincing reason to workout.

Just when I thought the reason to run was good enough,  my momentum toned way down when I couldn’t get the ipod shuffle working. So I altered my initial plan and just stuck to a simple and short run. Something always better than nothing.

While I was cruising around the neighborhood block, my mind begin racing with different thoughts. I recalled reading a recent article on gender inequality.

There’s more literature such as “men are from mars, women are from venus” and “why men don’t listen and women can’t read maps” out there, questioning and provoking stereotypical nuances in our society.

Don’t people read normal books anymore?

What bothers me the most is when women are stereotyped even for not being able to read maps. I literally hate learning maps. Not that I don’t know how to decipher it. I choose not to have any interest in spending my time sopping over bunch of maps. That’s what the Husband is good at. I mean, why to mess a perfect opportunity or a chance for the Husband to gloat?

Garnered men and women are different in so many ways. And those differences exist to balance out in the relationship. I don’t name-call the Husband if he isn’t good at cooking. We are not supposed to be good at everything. It’s best to think it this way – I think we complement each other very well with the skills that we excel, individually.

All these thoughts surely kicks up the adrenaline and energy. I think I should stick to running thoughts similar to this one just so I could squeeze in a great workout.

What are you thinking lately? Anything as annoying as stereotypical mindset?

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1 jayendra sharan October 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

I strongly believe the fact of “balance” you have talked about…
without balance, almost everything becomes mess…
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2 Harsha October 18, 2011 at 3:17 AM

Ha ha! Yeah, I don’t think it is a good idea to spend our lovely time on reading maps. And when men are good at it, why waste our energy? It is so true that everyone has their own traits and talents. And as you said, it is better and healthier to complement each other rather than getting stereotypical! :):)

Have a great day!

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3 Kiran October 24, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Harsha,
I agree, wholeheartedly :D Have a Happy Diwali honey..

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4 Bikram October 18, 2011 at 10:20 AM

I dont know why my blogroll has not been updating and i have missed a lot of post …

What am i thinking lately Oh well .. I think a LOTTTTTTTTT everything very random so lot of thigns …

Stereotypes is one thing which i cant take in my job If i do i will lose it , i learnt it pretty fast when i joined …
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5 Kiran October 24, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Bikram,
It’s OK, don’t beat yourself up too much. I bet it’s just technology. Glad you drop by with some thoughts :)

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6 carolinaheartstrings October 18, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Love this post and I can see your mind turning as you were running. I bet you made some interesting expressions!
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7 Destination Infinity October 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM

There is some logic in those stereotypes, but there are always exceptions. And these days, the exceptions are increasingly glaring with the cross-gender activity exposure for both the genders. With freedom, comes responsibility and opportunities to learn new things.

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8 Simply Life October 22, 2011 at 9:52 AM

I’m still stuck on the french toast you had this morning…YUM!
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9 Kiran October 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM

SimplyLife,
Thanks honey. I hope your blog issues are sorted out :)

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10 gayatri.life.unordinary October 23, 2011 at 10:33 AM

It is actually very cold in Atlanta – the temperatures dropped last week. Enjoy the sun!

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11 Kiran October 24, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Gayatri,
Try staying warm and safe. Its getting chiller here at night. But daytime it’s still very hot!!!

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12 Ameena October 24, 2011 at 12:02 PM

How funny you right this because I cannot read a map for the life of me. And I was totally going to right a post about it! I love it. I have no problem letting my husband take over in that respect because a. he’s good at it, and b. I have no interest in learning my directions!
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13 Kiran October 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Ameena,
Ditto! Haha! But on a serious note, I’ve had enough of stereotypical attitude towards women. So unfair!

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14 sm October 24, 2011 at 12:15 PM

balance is important one should let the other gender do the thing if he other gender is more good at it.
Thats what a relationship
even men have to suffer because of such type of thinking
why to care just enjoy what we like to do by doing it
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15 Kiran November 2, 2011 at 9:35 AM

SM,
Ditto!!! Life is about living, not bickering :D

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16 Carolina HeartStrings October 30, 2011 at 9:33 AM

As the owner of an automotive garage for 20+ years, the last 10 without my ex-husband-mechanic I face stereotypes all the time. People often assume I’m the secretary and that the older, lead mechanic is my husband. Sometimes it’s funny and sometimes it’s insulting depending on what they’re saying. I love the occasional shocked look when they realize I actually know more than they do about their cars. LOL.
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17 Kiran November 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM

CHS,
I totally relate to your feelings – hate it when people assume. And the notion of gender inequality is so predictable. Sad but true.

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18 Reema March 5, 2012 at 9:49 AM

well I think the books are useful too in some ways. Many women and much more men would many things easier in life if they knew about each-others brain’s hard-wiring! Women should know there are some things men can’t help doing/thinking and a book reveals something about the mystery of woman is a boon to men! Just one has to remember not everyone is like that! Nothing in this world can be generalised…there are always exceptions.
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