We arrive in this world stark naked, fists clenched and bawling to beaming yelps of approval before we are pigeon-holed into bundles of pink for girls and blue for boys.

That sort of stereotyping then leads to exposing males to dumb bells, cars and power tools while the females are ushered to aisles of dolls, cosmetics and frilly frocks at shopping malls.

The blokes eventually embark on a rugged journey into manhood to shoulder the responsibilities of "being a man". Women are herded into roles of nurturing, cooking and washing. The gender shackles, therefore, shun career choices that stray from