Pilar did a post on “My Sins Against Gender-Stereotypes”, in response to a challenge from a blog friend of hers. I can't call it a sin, though, so I'm going to call it "Celebrating Breaking the Gender Rules".
Here's what I do that breaks the rules:
- Let my chin hairs grow! At 53, I've got quite a few. Each semester, I carefully cut them off with scissors before my first class, so I won't scare my students. Then I let them grow. Right now they're longer than they've ever been, due to my sabbatical year.
- Wear men's pants when they fit better (often), and men's fitted button downs (European fit) to fit my long arms.
- Neglect my clothes.
- Speak my mind.
- Love math.
- Hate shopping.
- Eat what I want.
- I don't cook much. (Which is why I love Three Stone Hearth for allowing me to eat healthy food.)
Anyone care to join this party?