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Certain words can automatically make you think of a certain gender. For example, if you think of the word Secretary, you think of a woman, but when you think of the word Cop, you automatically think of a man, amirite?

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I'm not going to attempt to even present this as a riddle, since after reading the post, you'll easily get it, but I suggest you tell it to your friends, acquaintances, enemies, and watch them come up with crazy answers:
A father and his son are in a car accident. The father dies instantly, and the son is taken to the nearest hospital. The doctor comes in and exclaims, "I can't operate on this boy."
"Why not?" the nurse asks.
"Because he's my son," the doctor responds.
How is this possible?

ctiscoolers avatar ctiscooler Yeah You Are +15Reply
@ctiscooler I'm not going to attempt to even present this as a riddle, since after reading the post, you'll easily get it, but...

The doctor is his mother.
Easy riddle, but most don't get it right away, since most assume the doctor would be male, and thus his father.

@ctiscooler I'm not going to attempt to even present this as a riddle, since after reading the post, you'll easily get it, but...

My awesome science teacher in 8th grade used to always start out the day with riddles and this was one of the ones we had to solve. She fooled majority of the class. Only one kid had it right.

iceeselenawizs avatar iceeselenawiz Yeah You Are -1Reply

Not just jobs, but with anything.

Like how anorexic automatically makes you think of a teenage girl. Or, when you hear something about sports, you think of a guy.

Some of us even do this with numbers and letters! (me being included..)

iceeselenawizs avatar iceeselenawiz Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Emperorerror Numbers and letters? How so? The letter 'M' is feminine, or something?

There was a post earlier that I'd seen about this where people had said to put genders on numbers and letters. Once I find it I'll give it to you and you can read the comments and such.

iceeselenawizs avatar iceeselenawiz Yeah You Are 0Reply

MEN! They stereotypically have cooler jobs. End of sexism

@John_MacTavish MEN! They stereotypically have cooler jobs. End of sexism

Dump truck drivers, regular truck drivers, janitors, plumbers, any kind of 'builder', etc.

Clearly stereotypically cooler jobs.

@Emperorerror Dump truck drivers, regular truck drivers, janitors, plumbers, any kind of 'builder', etc. Clearly stereotypically...

Truck drivers are definitely badass! And any kind of builder is more respectable than most stereotypical woman jobs. I don't know what you're smoking

@John_MacTavish MEN! They stereotypically have cooler jobs. End of sexism

Nah, people are gonna keep talking about it like all this stuff just came up the day before.

ThisBunnyFliess avatar ThisBunnyFlies Yeah You Are +1Reply
@John_MacTavish MEN! They stereotypically have cooler jobs. End of sexism

I'm fairly certain your life would be much better as a nurse, secretary, dental hygienist or receptionist than as the stereotypical male jobs.

@Emperorerror I'm fairly certain your life would be much better as a nurse, secretary, dental hygienist or receptionist than as...

I innocently and non argumentatively disagree. While I'm sure they would give you a fine quality of life, secretary, dental hygienist, and receptionist all sound like the kind of jobs you wake up and hate yourself for doing. Absolutely no offense to woman, I would Just hate to realize I crushed every one of my childhood dreams and sold out to a boring as hell job. Builder on the other hand is something I could see being proud of, along with doctor, lawyer, anything physical, police officer, soldier, and any other Stereotypically male jobs. Purely an opinion of course

@John_MacTavish MEN! They stereotypically have cooler jobs. End of sexism

Well I am a male, and I am not patriotic in the least nor would I want to sacrifice myself for my country even if I was. I would support my country in other ways, maybe.

And as a nurse, I would say to myself, "Well, I have a solid pay, the job isn't terribly boring, I'm breaking gender stereotypes, and my chance of death is minimal. Despite the fact that it's not outrageously fun, I've done moderately well."

@Emperorerror Well I am a male, and I am not patriotic in the least nor would I want to sacrifice myself for my country even if I...

Haha not patriotic in the least? Not Canadian then eh?

All of that sounds like rationalizing my job just to motivate myself to get up. 'Im breaking gender stereotypes' doesn't seem important and waking up realizing I've settled for moderately well would bug me

@John_MacTavish MEN! They stereotypically have cooler jobs. End of sexism

Well I guess that's where our argument breaks, then - I would hate to be a soldier or any kind of builder jobs like those. And how is being a nurse, for example, failing? That's exactly a fairly decent job?

@Emperorerror Well I guess that's where our argument breaks, then - I would hate to be a soldier or any kind of builder jobs like...

Unaware of your gender, I as a guy would wake up and think 'Im a nurse because I wasn't smart enough or didnt have the effort for med school. Just like a lot of nurses.' Where as I would hate, but be extremely proud of being a soldier defending my country

@John_MacTavish MEN! They stereotypically have cooler jobs. End of sexism

I'm American.

Realizing I've settled for 'moderately well' would bug me as well. However, I'd consider being a soldier, construction worker or truck driver an absolute fucking failure, as opposed to decent.

@Emperorerror I'm American. Realizing I've settled for 'moderately well' would bug me as well. However, I'd consider being a...

Wow wow woe relax there buddy. While a construction worker or truck driver is a personal thing, being a soldier is different. Personally, I love driving, I just love it. That's why I think id like being a truck driver, plus it's fantastic money. A construction worker would be different for every person, but unlike most jobs you would get a sense of pride that comes with seeing your effort directly reflect in what's done at the end of the day. A soldier on the other hand is universal. I would never be a soldier, but you HAVE to have a ton of respect for them. They go out and save lives and make our countries better places to live. My brother is a communication specialist in the Canadian special forces and he tells me that he absolutely loathes living, sleeping, and being away from his family in afganistan. But he also knows that it's entirely worth it because he loves waking up every day and knowing he's making a difference, making the world a better place as a Canadian peace keeper in the military. I can understand and respect that, where as a nurse seems like a bit of a sell out, like they lost sight of their dream for a steady paying dull 9-5 job. The respect simply isn't there

@John_MacTavish MEN! They stereotypically have cooler jobs. End of sexism

What makes you think I'm not calm? Did you read my most recent comment as if I were shouting or something? I mean I'm certainly not angry.

Also, truck drivers tend to make about 35,000 - 55,000 USD a year, which, although not awful, certainly isn't 'good money.'

Construction workers don't do the majority of the job themselves - I doubt they'd be that prideful. And at the end of the day you've spent it all sitting on a rooftop in the blazing sun hammering nails.

But no one becomes a soldier as a job for their life - and you need that kind of job.

And I really don't care if other people respect me for my occupation, and if I do something I love, then I'll definitely be proud.

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