Friday, July 2, 2010

My Sins Against Gender Stereotypes.

IHM tagged me and this is the one tag which has became a cult of sorts..and if I don't join in I will be a minority and who wants to be that in this blog world. So here I plunge in, into the sinful world of gender stereotypes and tell you the ten different sins I have committed in the 'she' world.

Here are my ten:
  1. My earliest memories of time spent with my father is of us playing cricket with a cousin brother. And I was good at it.
  2. Amma used to call us (me and my sister) her two boys, as all the banking, bills and all errands of the house was taken care by us both. The fact that there were no guys at home helped.
  3. I have been to the police station twice, to complain about a theft in our house and once got furious with the policemen for not taking sufficient interest in our case.
  4. We both (my sister and me) had to constantly travel from home to work place and always got back late. My mother was quite nervous but we both managed well, travelling in trains and then autos to reach home by 9pm, to be with our mother and then leave early at 6am the next morning.
  5. I have loads of men friends as I have women friends and love talking politics and debating issues.
  6. I love buying things but cannot spend time over shopping.
  7. I love books and love cars and driving.  Have done a couple (or more) of test drives. 
  8. I am not frightened of creatures, cockroaches, lizards etc. But I love animals, dogs are a weakness. 
  9. I hate chocolates.
  10. I love beer.
But having said that, I still cry over movies, emotional scenes, when my kids do well and almost any silly matter and I love cooking, I can embroider, am not good at mechanics...
So I cannot be called a full-fledged sinner but an aspiring one!

For the uninitiated and there must be none for sure, the tag is called ‘My Sins against Gender-Stereotypes’. And you must tag twelve blogging friends or else you will be cursed to wear blue clothes pants if you are a woman and pink shirts if you are a man – for next twelve years.
And I am cursed as all the blogger friends I know have been tagged already.
So see me in blue pants from tomorrow, Yippee!


Swaram said...

Hi5 to the aspiring sinner :P

Indian Home Maker said...

What? You are happy to be in blue pants? :( The curse needs to be modified!

You are a total sinner - love beer, hate chocolate; understand finances, hate shopping; debating and discussing politics makes you a total sister in sin!! And you love dogs, all animals - I do too.

Well, crying at sad scenes and loving embroidery means you are basically human. With as unique a personality as the next person :)
Stereotypes are meant to be sinned against and now we have a group to keep our sins safe in - please do join the group and leave a link to this post for others to read and find solace in knowing they are not alone wallowing in their sins :)

We have created a group for sinners against gender stereotypes or SAGS here, SInners Against Gender Stereotypes (SAGS)

It would be great if you joined too.

Anonymous said...

LOL, Sindhu..the next time we meet make sure you come wearing blue pants :D..

I'm sure IHM wouldn't have anticipated so many positive responses to her curse!

Oh I've been to a police station too..when my car got towed..hee hee

"Have done a couple (or more) of test drives." How I envy you for that!!

It was great fun reading your tag, Sindhu... hi5 from a fellow sinner ;)

Anonymous said...

Good one!

I enjoy reading tags but hate getting tagged myself.


Ashwathy said...

hahah...awesome!!! :D

Point 3 made me want to salute you... one does not get to read that so often in this tag, I have to say!

Usha Pisharody said...

LOL! Sindhu :) I am laughing all the way thru' the loads of such interesting posts on SAGS :D!

I love beer.
I do too!!! :P!

Loved this!

Haddock said...

Ditto (point No 9)

Anonymous said...

knock knock!!

sindhu said...

IHM: I love pants, the colour doesn't matter, as long it is comfortable.
Deeps:Hi 5 to u too
Nilu:Do it just for the heck of it.
Ashwathy:Welcome and ur name and my nallu match!
Usha:Coming to read urs...urs must be super interesting.
Haddock: have to read ur blog, its been long.

Reflections said...

Enjoyed reading ur tag Sindhu....but then I was not really surprised coz U come across as very capable & practical:-)
I've been to the police station too...and tht too in the middle of the night to get a cousin out of custody;-D

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Samvedna said...

Except police station, rest we are same..I am very scared of police.

Reflections said...

hellooooo.....I'm actually katti with u[u never replied to my question;-/] but curiosity prompted me to come here...

....u too on a BB?????

p.s: u ok????? send me a mail and nothing less than tht;-/.