- Shop with purpose
- Hate asking strangers for directions
- Money cannot buy my happiness
- Ambitious, daring
- Love the outdoors
- Good at science and math
- Dress for comfort more than fashion
- Prefer honesty
- Enjoy action, drama, and intellectual films
- Prefer clean and neat over floral and frilly
- Enjoy science-fiction
- Prefer backpacks/messenger bags to purses
- Enjoy sports
- Love hair and makeup
- Love the arts
- Love dressing up on occasion
- Fairies, butterflies, fantasy
- Hate stupid humor
- Love romantic comedies and escapism
- Potentially giggly
- Enjoy fragant bath and body products
- Move like a woman
I'm actually reluctant to answer the question. I do consider myself a woman, and a feminist (not a militant feminist, mind you), but I don't feel it necessary to delineate my traits as one thing or another. I understand studying the history of gender identity, but the future is that we're all parts of both. I am more interested in what makes a person a person, not a guy or a girl. If we're trying to get past stereotypes and generalizations, not answering questions like this is a good place to start. As I've discussed before, we are all so unique that we should be more concerned about that person, not a whole group of people that may or may not be like that person. There is some scientific evidence that we are both with certain gender traits, and a study of that I can support. But looking at stereotypes and trying to fit ourselves in them seems backwards to me.
It's okay with live within those stereotypes, but they shouldn't define us. I'm a woman. I cry. I don't cry because I'm a woman, I cry because something has made sad, angry, or blissfully happy. Everyone else, male or female, should be allowed to do the same, in any situation.
Now I am a librarian, and I do try to organize materials into specific categories which they may or may not fit in. But people? It just doesn't sit well with me. We are living, breathing, ever-changing things, and trying to categorize us is an exercise in futility.
Comments are welcome. I may not agree with you, but I'll certainly listen to your opinion.