My Sins Against Gender Stereotypes

A very interesting tag is spreading like wild fire in the blogosphere, thanks to IHM. She is one amazing lady, isnt she? On one side, she brings out about 4-5 heavy-duty posts and shakes our conscience and then out of the blue she comes out with a hilarious tag like this and tickles our funny bones :D.

Anyway, without much delay, let me pick this tag, from IHM & Ritu, wherein you’re to list at least ten things you have ever wanted or done which your gender is not supposed to. So here I proudly list down my ‘sins’ ;).

Climbed trees.

Played cricket.

Love to drive. Speed just thrills me!

Can change fused bulbs and replace gas cylinders.

Hate cooking.

Don’t have much fascination for jewellery.

Oh yes I prefer reading anytime of the day to stitching,tailoring, crafting.

Travelled alone many many times across cities and countries.

Can whistle and can even wink ๐Ÿ˜‰

Love to wear jeans and trousers which are otherwise considered ‘not lady-like’ or ‘manly’.

Oh and yes, IHM has even warned me that if I dont tag 12 blogger friends I’ll be cursed to wear blue pants for the next 12 years. While I’d gladly accept the curse as I love the colour blue, this was too tempting a tag to skip. I’d also like to see who all, among my friends have ‘sinned’ like me. So I tag

Pallavi, Swaram, Nancy, Amrita, Neha, Goofy Mumma, Sashu, Vandana, Rakesh, Masood, Karate Brat, Kanagu.

C’mon people if you really value your pink & blues, get going with this tag ๐Ÿ˜€

EDITED TO ADD: I tag Sakshi too. Saksh, I didnt want to disturb you on your vacation, hence didnt tag you. Now that you're back, better get going with it else risk a life-long supply of blue pants and lungis ๐Ÿ˜€


49 thoughts on “My Sins Against Gender Stereotypes

  1. You can wink and whistle Deeps – I am terrible at whistling!
    I am not too fond of cooking either and I prefer comfortable shoes too – infact I feel in the years to come, high heeled shoes will be discussed just like we discuss corsets today.

    D: Alsolutely! I’ve always loved my sneakers and flat-heeled shoes. They are so much more comfortable than those pencil-heeled ones.

    And nothing can beat the comfort of a pair of blue jeans … I can see why my warnings didn’t frighten you ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: ha ha ha. Have to say this is one helluva tag that you’ve introduced to us, IHM. Its becoming a rage now ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. ๐Ÿ˜†

    this tag is just brilliant!
    All your sins are out now Deeps!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

    I can whistle too! climbed trees! ๐Ÿ˜€
    wine.. sigh! no comments about it!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    (love it!)

    D: ๐Ÿ˜€ :D. Pix, why dont you do this tag… Ums has tagged you hasnt she?? Would love to read your take ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. what an annovative tag! even I love reading and can and have travleed alone everywhere.

    D: Yes it was great fun to do this tag :). Nice to see you here after so long, Renu ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. hahahaha..we are quite alike..I have mentioned you too on my post now as you have tagged me too ๐Ÿ˜€ isn’t this one fundu tag? ๐Ÿ˜€


  5. Deeps, you have to teach me to whistle! I have been practicing for a very long time, but have never had any luck with it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    D: Done! When we meet thats the first thing I’m going to teach you. BTW, I charge in Dollars not Pounds, ok?? ๐Ÿ˜›

    Hate cooking – me too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Traveled alone, all over the place – been there done that ๐Ÿ™‚ And I actually traveling alone too ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: Not me,re..I always like company..I hated whenever I have had to travel alone!

    Stitching, tailoring and crafting – whatever is that ๐Ÿ™‚ Same pinch, Deeps!

    D: Ouch!That hurt..Same pinch to you too ๐Ÿ˜€

    Loved your answers ๐Ÿ™‚ We are all such sinners ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am really bad at tags – but this one was so much fun to do ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to do it, as soon as I saw it ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: I know!! IHM has really made us bring out our sinful best ๐Ÿ˜†


  6. We are all sinners, and such a fun tag, IHM u rock :):)
    Everything except that whistling part, I’m terrible at that.. ๐Ÿ˜› And I love cooking no matter how lazy I feel to whip up something, once in the process, I just love the aromas in the kitchen

    D: Unless I have some serious motivation like potluck or guests coming over, I dont really look forward to cooking that much, Ash ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Enjoyed reading urs and doing mine too ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: Enjoyed reading yours too ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. lol…u can whistle…i still cant :)!
    Saw this tag on most of the blogs…seems its making rounds everywhere…i too hav not been left, been tagged too!!:)

    D: Do do it, Nazish..its real fun!! Would love to know how much of a sinner you are ๐Ÿ˜€


  8. Glad to read the ‘manly’ things you indulge in Deeps. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow, you whistle?? That’s something I would have loved to do, but unfortunately haven’t succeeded.

    D: I can teach you how to whistle Shail, the next time I’m in TVM.. I charge in dollars though ๐Ÿ˜‰


  9. Ahh..need to hear u whistle sometime…Climbing trees even I used to do..In college days we were a part of “maram kaeri mariyamma” groups..

    D: LOL@ “maram kaeri mariyamma” :lol:. YOu must do this tag, AM!


  10. great tag…I didn’t know that ‘replacing gas cylinders’ was a man’s job ..
    I saw my mom doing it ..actually mom/papa depending on who was cooking at that time ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: Vandana, do this tag, na..remember the curse!! ๐Ÿ˜€


  11. Really this tag is as you said spreading like wild fire in the blogosphere!!! Half the posts in my reader are on this ๐Ÿ˜€

    D: Hai,na!! The whole of yesterday this tag was travelling left, right and centre, all around the blogosphere :D. Had a blast myself reading nd doing it

    Fun tag for sure!!!


  12. NIce..i cant whistle…does climbing cut trees amount to climbing trees?

    D: LOL…Sunder didnt know you had such terrific sense of humour!! Classic!!


  13. I wish I could whistle! But I can wink ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Btw, is reading considered manly? Didnt know that!

    D: I know, even I was surprised when I read that bit on IHM’s.


  14. Whatz this Deeps! All of u r dng this @ rocket speed ๐Ÿ˜› And I cn so relate to all of them that I don’t hv anything left nw lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

    D: It was as much fun to read your take, Swar ๐Ÿ˜€

    And u hv tagged me too .. awwwww I luv u ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. IHM has come up with an awesome tag really ๐Ÿ™‚
      Same pinch on all of them, except that I can’t whistle ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I hv beeeeen trying but hv never been able to do it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


  15. 1 Me too climbed to pluck ripe guavas !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    D: I did to pluck tamarind from my grandparents’ home-grown tree in Kerala..oh, it used to be one of the things I used to look forward to during my summer vacation ๐Ÿ™‚

    2 OOPS, I’ve only been a fielder !!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    3 Thrilling Speed – is it on a bike or the car ???

    D: Car..I dont know how to ride a bike yet ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    4 Give me 5 !!!

    D: HI5

    5 he he he….Me the opposite…even now, I am parallely making vatha kuzhambu and aloo fry for lunch !!!

    D: WOW!! You remind me of my mom..for her too cooking is a passion ๐Ÿ™‚

    6 OOPS….me loves them….but need not be gold or diamonds…

    7 Absolutely…books are the best.

    8 Cool

    9 Hey, even I do that…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    10 Am always in jeans or capris…cant help it… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    D: I love to wear suits and sarees too, Ums..but I’m as comfortable in jeans and tees. Thats the point,na..just because you love these so called ‘manly’ things doesnt make you any less a woman, does it?? THis gender stereotyping is annoying to say the least!

    That was one lovely list Deeps…loved reading it thru…. ๐Ÿ™‚
    D: And I loved reading yours ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. Aha..this is not what will I write, I have been reading 3 blogs on the same tag and I am wondering what I will come up to make me look unladylike!
    And what has this blog come to, he bhakvan..all males here..where is Vimmu!?


      1. U know..I do all that…Going off to my blog to do it!Or I will be the only one missing in this link..and IHM will disown me!

        D: You’d better do it fast.. else IHM will curse you ๐Ÿ˜ˆ


  17. U can wink and whistle…..pranaam guruji ๐Ÿ˜›
    I’ve never been able to do both….is it the finger under the tongue
    whistling…wow really ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    D: No,re, the normal blowing out using just your tongue!

    And awwwwww u tagged me…..even Masood has….both of u are darlings…..sniff, sniff, so overwhelmed u’ll havent forgotten me. I’ll surely do it ๐Ÿ˜€


  18. Do you whistle loudly? Mine can be heard only by the person who sits next to me!

    D: LOL, Sandhya…yes I can whistle fairly ok..the sound can surely travel out of the room where I’m sitting ๐Ÿ˜€

    You travelled across the country alone? Nice. Want to try this!

    D: Yes, the first time I travelled alone was when I’d just finished school, to visit my relatives in Bombay. Had stayed with them for about two weeks without my parents. It was quite fun :).

    I too climbed trees, played cricket…loooong back!

    D: Yayyyy!!

    I see so many people doing this tag, interesting to read more things about our blog friends!

    D: This tag has become a rage now ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. Ayyo what is left now for me to write I wonder? Maybe should link all of you as a post on my blog and say I have done all this…sobs!!

    Hey I can whistle too, in fact I was the one who taught that skill to some of my womanly bros :mrgreen:

    D: You can whistle too..WOW!! Am dying to meet you,now… khoob jamegi mehfil jab milnge do seeti-maaroo yar ๐Ÿ˜†


  20. D’oh!! I don’t know how to whistle or spit! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Anyway why did u have to tag meee deeps?
    I was thinking of taking a break from commenting n all!
    Too much stress i say! Sigh!

    I don’t think i can come with a post on this,maybe i can leave individual comments on each blog!wht say?

    D: Escapist!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

    And u hate coooking??? yeah right!! i remember seeing some ‘paripuvadas’ over here ๐Ÿ˜€

    D: Oh yes I do hate cooking, Bratu..those paripuvadas AKA sabudanavadas were one of those rare attempts to convince my husband that I do use my kitchen appliances ๐Ÿ˜€


  21. Lovely day today!

    I have been ploughing thru similar posts, yet each one as interesting and funny, and ever so believable :):)

    Whistle? Wow, now that is the top of it all! I wish. Tried to get the first born to teach me, but hadn’t enough time. By the time I kind of got the hang of it, he had to leave. But learn it, I will, for sure :D!

    Nice nice nice read!

    D: he he he..thank you, Ushus ๐Ÿ™‚


  22. Nice to see more and more people doing this. Like I said on another person’s blog, why aren’t more guys writing this? Perhaps they’re just not getting tagged?

    D: I’ve tagged 4 guys already and only one of them has done it, that too after much prodding. So perhaps they are plain lazy to take up this tag ๐Ÿ˜† . Welcome here ๐Ÿ™‚


  23. How much I loev to whistle… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but still now except air nothing comes out ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    and thanks for tagging me deeps.. will do soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: Will wait to read the tag, kanagu.. you’d better do it soon..remember the curse ๐Ÿ˜ˆ


  24. Nicely done. I had read the post, not commented in my usual lazy way. Apologies. And how did I not manage to see myself tagged???

    And whistle? Really? I have tried all my life to learn, could never do it. A wolf whistle is the max I can manage. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I love the way some people can whistle tunes! And jeans n trousers over sarees n skirts… anyday!

    D: Oh yes,GM..I’m awed by people who can whistele tunes. R does it really well..wish I could learn frm him! I love to wear saris and skirts too,re as much as jeans and trousers ๐Ÿ™‚


  25. You can whistle? Even I can’t do that ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And yes, I’ve seen that I’ve been tagged.

    D: And yes I’ve noticed you’re not blind ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›


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