My Sins against Gender-Stereotypes

IHM has tagged me to list at least ten things you have ever wanted or done which your gender is not supposed to. ย WOW, another tag and this is a brilliant one. Just didn’t wait for another day…jumped into it at once !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

First of all, IHM, I love blue pants !!!! So, I would love to skip this tag and continue wearing blue pants for the next 12 years !!!! :mrgreen:

But the blogger in me is trying to hit the real me and daring to go ahead with this tag !!!

So, here I am, listing all the things, considered un-womanly by the people of the world !!!

– Being the engineer in the house, I am responsible for the gadgets and Oh, I love them. Even things like wiring, repairing the TV cable socket, plumbing repairs, changing tube lights / starter problems – are all done by me.

– I love dogs and love to roll and get dirty with them !!!

– I like to wear chunky shoes than delicate sandals – suited perfectly for mountaineering !!! ย Actually I want to do river rafting, bungee jumping, para sailing – before I say bye to this earth !!!

– Are chocolates considered womanly ???? Anyway, I surely don’t like them !!!

– I love the Black color and I feel its suits me better !!! I run away from pink….

– I’ve worked, managed my money, been to all parts of the city alone and never been scared.

– Always have come home from work, well past the time allowed for girls and have traveled alone.

– Never been scared of the insects – actually I am the one who hunt them at home. U get the drift ??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

– I love my cell phone and my camera – actually am addicted to it. Waiting to get the latest one, soon and probably a SLR !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

– And of course, I love books more than tailoring, embroidery and crochet !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And of course, I love wine, flowers, home shopping, pani puri, cooking, baking, lip sticks, nail colors, mehendi, lovely kurtis, mangoes…..its an endless list, I think.

Now to tag my friends, here they go…








Ash (PNA)





Come on, ladies ahem… and gentleman, decide for yourself, ย whether you want to be cursed to wear blue pants (women) and pink shirt (men) for the next 12 years !!! ย Have fun, attack the tag !!!


About UmaS

A Stay At Home Mom trying desperately to make a difference, in whatever I do !!!
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79 Responses to My Sins against Gender-Stereotypes

  1. Ha ha … I hope I am first!!


  2. Sigh. Now I can comment in peace ๐Ÿ˜†

    I am so impressed and so amazed to meet this engineer in the house!! Your family is soooo lucky! I can fix a bulb too, but not sure how much more I can do!!!

    I love comfortable foot wear, I like being able to move easily and fast. And I love rolling and playing and getting dirty with my dogs too! It’s so wonderful to learn all this new things about you!!
    Camera and books are my passion too…

    And now you are breaking some gender rules Uma! How can you not like chocolate but still like flowers, shopping, cooking, baking, shopping and pani puri!!! That is blasphemy Uma :mrgreen:

    Loved your tag and all the very interesting and amazing things you can do!! You are actually quite a multi tasker! But multitasking is for women , so according to the stereotypes, you must like pink and chocolates too? ๐Ÿ˜†


    • UmaS says:

      I think that was the first thing, that made me stand out – wanting to be an engineer !!! And I studied to be a Television Engr – Can u believe it ??? Of course, later my love changed course towards the comp !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ All the things I do, are part of the course, which I loved and learnt !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Its all new becos no tag has been brilliant enuf like this – all they ask is what u wear !!! ๐Ÿ™„

      Don’t know – after I crossed 30 (precisely the time, I started counting my age backwards ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), the urge to eat sweets is not there, esp chocolates !!! I can manage a slice of black forest, with great difficulty !!! Thats all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Noooo….pink is certainly not for me…..

      This tag is certainly fun…waiting to read other’s tags now !!! ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Me too Uma ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope to read more of these amazing revelations!!
        Television Engineer!!! Do we have a smiley to show a jaw dropping? ๐Ÿ˜‰ And it’s so true that if we like what we study it truly adds to our personality and quality of life. Let me go find if there is an appropriate smiley for being in awe ๐Ÿ™‚


      • UmaS says:

        Now, I am totally embarrassed, but happy !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Yes, it does make a difference, when we love what we study !!! It makes it more of a search towards the passion !!!


  3. Swaram says:

    Me 2nd ๐Ÿ˜›


  4. Ooops ๐Ÿ˜ณ that’s ‘me’ not ’em’!!

    Its ok, IHM – I corrected it !!!


  5. scorpria says:

    “- Being the engineer in the house, I am responsible for the gadgets and Oh, I love them. Even things like wiring, repairing the TV cable socket, plumbing repairs, changing tube lights / starter problems โ€“ are all done by me.”

    Me too! Me too! Me too! ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh. i really look forward to doing this tag ๐Ÿ˜€


  6. Priya says:

    Wow.. I’ve been tagged! Thanks Uma. This is one fun tag ๐Ÿ™‚
    Loved reading more about you!


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  8. Niveditha says:

    Hehehe! Fun no! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Good for you! Nowadays there’s hardly a difference! ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. shail says:

    Lovely reading this Uma! ๐Ÿ™‚ Way to go. Hope you get your SLR soon!


    • UmaS says:

      Thanks Shail…yeah me too waiting for a good time, to start the talk abt it…but by reading my blogs and comments, my husband would have got the hint, I suppose. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  10. tikulicious says:

    loved this one and felt elated that Ritu tagged me. It is a fun tag which has an undercurrent.. very strong one ๐Ÿ˜€ . Cheers!!!


  11. Phoenixritu says:

    Oh I never wear heels and the few times I have worn them, have come back home barefoot! I just cant manage them


  12. Meira says:

    wait a minute…television engineering
    will come back after I get up from the floor


    • UmaS says:

      Hey thanks Meira…that was long time back…but still I am expert with the tools…I know the nuts and the bolts, the correct spanner size for things….actually love to do them…


  13. Meira says:

    brilliant tag, Uma.


  14. Deeps says:

    Loved your list of ‘sins’ too Ums! Oh I want to river rafting and bungee jumping too. I’ve done para sailing though and it was an out-of-the-world experience ๐Ÿ™‚


    • UmaS says:

      Come on, lets do it together…during our girls time out….oh, what fun we can have… ๐Ÿ™‚

      Para sailing – Is it wonderful ??? OMG, I want to go for some adventure mixed holiday now….


  15. loved ur reads of sins loved them

    mine is coming up soon


  16. Nancy says:

    Seriously Uma even my jaw dropped reading all of the above ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    p.s: no wonder Bins and u get along so well ๐Ÿ˜€


  17. Smitha says:

    I just love this tag, Uma! Thanks so much for tagging me ๐Ÿ™‚ Will do this as soon as posisble.! Infact, can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

    It is such a cool tag ๐Ÿ™‚

    And insect hunter – me too. I am the official insect slayer ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And the lawn mower, and the handy(wo)man ๐Ÿ™‚

    Loved reading your answers! Television engineer! Wow! That sounds really cool!


  18. This made fun reading, Uma. You rock! And while I was reading this I thought of your post about your dear, Appa and smiled!
    PS: My favorite color pants are khaki! ๐Ÿ˜›


    • UmaS says:

      Thank you, Corinne !!! And so nice of you to think of my Dad – I know, he supported all that I did. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Khakhi – WOW, I too had one. Maybe my next one will be of that color !!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. lostworld says:

    I love this tag. You fix appliances @ home Uma? :-O I’m an engineer who can fix bulbs on her lucky day..! That’s just the beginning.. the rest of your tag makes me feel totally girly.

    oh my. I need to think of some way I can impress U when I do this tag ๐Ÿ˜€


    • UmaS says:

      Of course, basic repair work will be done !! And I know to catch them, when they do it wrong !!!

      U a total girl – Come on, u football freak – there’s more in hiding there – out with it !!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  20. Pixie says:

    Ooh! Loved your tag!! loved your answers!! you are such a sinner!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    hugs Ums! ๐Ÿ™‚


  21. Ashwathy says:

    Absolutely loved reading this post… this is a side to u i didnt know!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


  22. What a wonderful tag..and your answers are brilliant.. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  24. PNA says:

    engineer of the house ๐Ÿ˜€
    We say, we’ll proclaim MJ as the Saint for the Antiinstect squad, she’s always behind them with a whip, or that bat ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh yes, Ma’m I did it… ๐Ÿ™‚


    • UmaS says:

      I know – I loved ur post !!! Damn cool !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Whip or the Bat – Really ??? I use the broom – most effective !!! ha ha ha !!!


  25. Susan says:

    This was a fun post. Wow! You are one grt engineer.
    I love dogs and my fav color is blue.


  26. Vineeta says:

    Ah.. so i m mtng an engineer of the house and not the lady of the house ๐Ÿ˜€ cool! I am so so impressed with this list! And more than that soooooooo proud of u Ums… allll **hugs***! u deserve it!


  27. starsinmeyes says:

    I often joke with my hubby that though he’s the B.E., it’s me the M.Sc. who often comes up with solutions to ‘engg’ problems in the house and car. Hope you get that SLR and the adventure sports soon! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • UmaS says:

      Thanks…waiting for that SLR… ๐Ÿ™‚ And that adventure sports – shld start planning now, I guess – now that its out of the secret box…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      We do things abt which we are passionate enuf, I guess !!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  28. Shilpa says:

    ๐Ÿ˜€ What a funny tag….
    Am the same as you on all these
    – Iโ€™ve worked, managed my money, been to all parts of the city alone and never been scared.

    – Always have come home from work, well past the time allowed for girls and have traveled alone.

    – Never been scared of the insects โ€“ actually I am the one who hunt them at home. U get the drift ??? — In my biology lab class, I very valiantly handed over dead specimens of toad to all my classmates… as they couldn’t put in their hand inside the bucket of dead toads ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    But chocolate and embroidery … I love them… although I don’t do embroidery…would love to learn one day….


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  30. Piper.. says:

    :):) lovely! Enjoyed reading it thoroughly as much as I enjoyed nodding and shouting ‘me too!’ at intervals! ๐Ÿ™‚


  31. piyu says:

    Lovely list.. we have 3,6,7,8,9 in common.. and 10!! what is embroidery?? ๐Ÿ˜›


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  33. DI says:

    Here you are! ๐Ÿ˜€
    No chocolates ? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I envy you!
    And what is with all you women being lizard/insect hunters? Ugh!
    And so many engineers too!
    Oh i should have added. I have travelled alone like crazy, in sleeper class for 26 hours, right from when I was 17! And now all this travel abroad for work too! Hmm, more points!
    Lovely, good you pointed me to this ๐Ÿ˜€


    • UmaS says:

      I had to self-promote my page becos many of you came straight to the tag, which I did for S – hey, pl read my version too…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Actually, I am happy to meet all the sinners, thru my blog pages…. loved ur list too !!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  34. Well written…

    I love comfortable shoes too and have never owned a pair of heels…I’ve lived my entire life in sneakers, boat shoes and sandals…

    Black is cool – it makes you look slimmer and chic…I hate pink too but unfortunately, it’s my daughter’s favourite colour…

    I don’t wear makeup and don’t have any at home – my daughter can’t understand this…She’s a girlie girl…

    I love reading too and am going to buy myself a digital SLR soon…


    • UmaS says:

      See, the advantages of choosing Black are many…. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Looks like the comfortable footwear wins over the heels, for us sinners !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      May be when we buy, we can exchange notes on brand, usage and all…


  35. kanagu says:

    1. Wow… thats great… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    2. Is loving dogs is a manly thing? ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ™„
    4. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
    5. Surely thats a sin ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    This is one nice tag ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ loved it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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


    • UmaS says:

      God knows, Kanagu – its streotyped like that – certainly any human can fall in love with dogs, na ???

      Better do it soon…. ๐Ÿ™‚


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