Gender Role Reversals at the Gym
Being a female my entire life, I have never really understood what goes on in the minds of males. I have gained a little understanding having to live with five males, but I’m afraid I may never really grasp the strange things that testosterone makes them do. I sit back and watch my boys always try to one up each other. If one jumps off the bottom two steps, the next one wants to jump down five steps, and the last one wants to jump down the whole flight. There is no end to always trying to out-do each other.
Females on the other hand are full of estrogen that sometimes makes them a tad bit emotional. We always seem to be comparing ourselves to every other female we meet. We tend to be self-conscious, and always want to look good no matter what we are doing, even if we are doing something that is very unattractive.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the roles were reversed? If males were self-conscious, always worried about what they looked like and trying to watch their figure? What if females were more concerned about building muscles, looking tough and oogling men in their spandex? Well, wonder no more.
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Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.