Society has rigid expectations for men and women, and these are accompanied by high demands and standards.
In Hong Kong, traditional Chinese thinking heavily influences societal perceptions of gender, often favouring men over women and constraining women into passive and fragile roles. Anecdotes like Pearlmi's experience in motorbike lessons illustrate the pervasive nature of gender expectations and stereotypes. Rigid ideas about what "men should'' and "women should" do create unrealistic and unfair situations, making it difficult for individuals to break free from traditional gender roles.
Despite progress made towards challenging gender stereotypes, society's journey remains a long one.
Gender expectations are imposed on everyone, regardless of gend...