Daily Prompt: Gender Stereotypes – Blogger With A Cause

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Blogger With a Cause.”

If I could throw myself completely behind a cause, it would be on gender equality. More specifically, it would be about gender stereotypes.

First off, I’ll be the first to admit that I know society would not call me “manly”. As a guy myself, I am expected to be tough, aggressive, and athletic. I can tell you, most of the time, I am not any of these things. I’m extremely shy, hate confrontation, and I am pretty passive unless its something I feel strongly about. I also have known some women who are more athletic, and more aggressive than some of the guys I know. Some people think of females, and are like, oh, she couldn’t be aggressive because shes a girl, but we all know that is a bunch of bull crap. In this day and age, views have been changing but we still have a long way to go for it to change completely.

As people, I believe we should all be treated the same. If a female is doing the same job as a male, why shouldn’t she get paid the same, it’ll only be fair? On the other side of the spectrum, if a guy wants to stay at home with the kids and take care of the home, why should that be frowned upon? If i had a preference, I would probably stay at home and watch the kids. What I’m trying to say is that no matter what we do, we are all the same, You and I should not be treated any differently because I am a guy and you are a girl. This is why I believe in this cause and why I would throw myself completely to this cause.

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Communicating Online Is Super Duper Different than In-Person

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World.”

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I have social anxiety so I communicate way differently in person than I do online – except with my  family and little by little, my co-workers. The Army has really helped me with my social anxiety a lot these past two years, maybe its because the Army is such a social place that you are forced to confront it. I do hate that about the Army but nothing will change until society values introversion as much as they do extroversion, especially in the Army.

Anyways getting back on topic, I am a very different person online than in the real world. I share things with you that I would never share with a person I know in the real world. I get to share my thoughts and ideas with you and I always find somebody who can I can relate wit. I am able to create a bond with a lot of you that i cant do with an actual person because I don’t feel comfortable with them but i do with you. I can do all of these many things without being judged for it and even if I do its not the same as being  judged there in person.
Talking to a real-life human being is oh so tiring. People always want to have small talk but all it does is frustrate me because i have to try to find words to say while being careful on what I am saying. I always feel like i’m being judged, its just horrible.

I have to admit though, sometime’s i even watch what I say online with you guys and girls. I know its an un-rational fear of being judged but I just can’t help it. It does help though that I can edit my posts before  and after I click the publish button at any time I want.

Communicating emotion and Intent in a purely written medium is sometimes challenging at best but mostly its just a little bit of work. You have different types of tools at your disposal. You can you use bold or italic to highlight something important or to give emphasis, you can use smiley faces and other emoticons, and if you are feeling a little wild, you can even use animated gifs. There are so many ways to show emotion online through writing there is no reason you can’t.

Well that is all for this Week’s Daily prompt!
What did you guys and girls think? Is it easier for you to talk to someone online than in person or is it the other way around, and if so why? Comment below!

My Greatest Fear

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fear Factor.”

My greatest fear is a terrible one to have. No one should ever experience something so terrifying. My fear, is that of loneliness. Loneliness is one of the most awful feelings in the world.

Growing up, I was always alone. I was a shy kid, afraid of the world. To me, the world was a hurtful one. There was bullying, fights in the schoolyard, scary things. Fear was all around. Who would want to deal with that? No one. The only way to stop from getting hurt was to push people away and stay away. No one ever tells you, that by doing that, you face something even scarier, and that is loneliness. The only way I was able to deal with it, was with books. Who needed people, when you can be a noble, courageous, captain of a spaceship, exploring worlds, or an adventurer who’s life was filled with excitement and opportunities. You could be whatever your heart desires. I survived this way for a long time.

As you can probably tell, I suffered from loneliness for a very long time. Now I am getting over it. I am finally letting people get closer to me. I still haven’t opened up a lot, but its a work in progress. I am going to get over it because I am learning that I shouldn’t be afraid of anything. We are all fearless inside we just need to find that courage that has been buried inside us all this time. I do sometimes fall back into being afraid of being lonely, but I will not let it affect me, for I am Fearless.. Fear shouldn’t control me, therefor I wont let it!