I know that I've definitely been discriminated against, because I have not been treated the way that I want to be treated.
There are many people who have seen me as "soft", simply because I'm a woman. Let me tell you, I don't put up with any nonsense from anyone. I treat people as PEOPLE, not as a male or a female. Honestly, from my own personal experience, I don't see much of a difference when it comes to gender. Myself, I don't usually fit the stereotype of "feminine" at all. There are certainly things about me that do fit some stereotypes, but, as a whole, I am just myself. There are stereotypically "masculine" qualities about me, too, which certain people in my life see and they are the ones who treat me more like how I want to be treated. Others... not so much.
Some people that I know are very traditional in certain respects, thinking that all women are a certain way, like certain things, etc. I feel that holds me back, as they think I'm incapable of doing the sort of things my dad does, like doing anything involving manual labour. I have been told all my life that I'm not as physically strong as a man and I have made a point of proving otherwise. Nowadays, plenty of people acknowledge that; at least, the ones who know me do. I'm not afraid to face challenges and I enjoy manual labour and creating things with my own hands, especially working with wood. I have always been the girl doing the "guy things", like electrical work, landscaping, general manual labour, building, etc. I like cars and care little about my looks.
But, when I meet new people, they don't take me seriously. To them, I'm a silly girl. Sometimes, they act like, "Look at that little girl, she thinks she's strong, haha." It makes me angry.
I'm not a feminist, because I think that concept puts too much stress on women being above men and there are certain parts of the feminist movement that I disagree with, but I am most definitely all for equality.