Episode 35: Rejecting Gender Norms

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I DO, WE DO - EPISODE 35: Rejecting Gender Norms

We just celebrated International Women's Day, so we're approaching everyone's favorite topic… gender norms. Before we met, there’s so many norms we fought. But once we got married, we took this to another level. We love identifying as a modern couple, but we are not perfect. In this episode, we share our opinions on gender norms, identify the norms we fight, and the ones we fall right in to. Music “Sunny” by Bensound.com.

What We Talked About in this Episode:

  • Our perspective on Gender Norms

    • Awareness is key

  • How we fight some gender norms

    • Ashley choose to hyphen her last name after marriage, and now Billy wishes he would have done the same

    • We hold each other's careers with equal importance, Ashley even held the title if “breadwinner” for several years

    • Billy likes “girly” things - Musicals, Chick flicks, spas/pampering,  

    • Ashley likes sports!

  • How we play into other norms

    • Through our enneagram episode, we learned our personalities play right into the stereotypical roles of “mom & dad”

    • Chores - She does dishes, he takes out the trash