I thought I'd list some of my own traits, and see how they divide down traditionally gendered lines.
Things about me that might be considered ‘typically female’
- I like the colours pink and purple. A lot.
- I’m a pretty emotional person.
- I can cook (just about) and quite enjoy it, when I get a chance.
- I can sew, and enjoy it.
- I could not care less about sports, either playing or watching them.
- I dislike violent films.
- I dislike, and do not play, video games.
- I squeal when I see cute things.
- I enjoy clothes shopping.
- I like make-up.
- I’ve had issues with eating and weight most of my life.
- I talk about periods and boobs with my friends frequently.
- I consider myself empathic with others
- I’m a good communicator.
- I’m not interested in gadgets in the slightest.
- I remember people’s birthdays
- I consider housework important, and do more of it than my partner.
Things about me that are not 'typically female', and are perhaps considered more 'typically male'
- I usually prioritise comfort over fashion when assembling an outfit
- I look after the joint finances in my relationship, and am good at it.
- I hate chick-lit.
- I hate women’s magazines, and would rather read a newspaper or Private Eye.
- I can read a map (what’s supposed to be so hard about it exactly?)
- I know how to change a tyre, oil and spark plugs on my car. Although I don’t enjoy it.
- I sometimes look at porn (and not 'nice', softly lit ‘love story’ porn either), while my partner doesn’t.
- I tend to be more interested in, and up for sex, than my partner.
- I’m also the one who masturbates far more.
- I don’t smile unless I’m genuinely happy, and can look pretty grumpy most of the time.
- I dislike mindless chatter between women (e.g. about diets or soap operas) and would rather read than join in.
- I don’t want to have children. Nor do I find children particularly pleasant to be around.
- I despise the whole wedding industry, and don’t care if I get married or not.
- I enjoy deeply immature and crude humour (South Park, Jay and Silent Bob etc)
- I’d always choose sleep over time spent making myself look good in the morning.
Whether this proves that I'm a hermaphrodite, or that - like the good old Hindu crew tell us - there's masculine and feminine traits in us all, and ain't androgyny wonderful, I'll leave for you to decide.