From a feminist point of view, Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" supports gender norms, specifically the gender norm of female weakness, in several ways. Although it is true that Jig wants to discuss her pregnancy more than the man and could be seen as braver because of that, Jig's continual questioning and signs of reliance on the American man demonstrate a sense of female dependence and subservience. This dependence is what ultimately supports traditional gender roles in the story, rather than challenging them.
Jig's questioning of her companion shows a lack of confidence. Even when ordering drinks, she relies on the man to know the details and complete the order. When they make conversation, she looks to him for affirmation and compliments when she asks questions such as, "Wasn't that bright?" Likewise, she speaks about herself in demeaning ways in a seeming test of support from him. She says, "I don't care about me" several times to elicit a reaction from him.