Gender stereotypes are limiting our sons and our daughters
Patriarchal notions of manhood don’t just harm women, they hurt men. Toxic definitions of masculinity lead to well-documented problems like high rates of gun violence, suicide and sexual violence. That’s why organizations like the Representation Project are committed to advancing the discussion about how gender limits the freedoms of both women and men. They recognize that society’s gender ideals aren’t only damaging for women; they’re universally harmful.
Their latest video examines how stereotypes constrain all people from the moment they are born.
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Where I work, there’s a lot of kids and a lot of parents.. so I see this narrowing and enforcement of gender roles all. the. damn. time.
Excuse me, miss/sir, but if your little boy wants to be face painted as a bright pink, sparkly dinosaur then he will be the most goddamn fabulous dinosaur you have ever seen.
Your daughter wants to be spiderman? She’s gonna be the most badass spiderman this park has ever had.
Its so common and so accepted to pigeonhole kids because of their gender and it drives me mental.