Just “For Girls?” How Gender Divisions Trickle Down (Reblog terribleminds)

Romance and Chocolate

This. All of this and more. Our feeds are full of ire about men who don’t get it. A lot of men do, so I’m sharing just such a case. Men can draw the line from what kids read, to bullying, to how women are treated in society.

I agree with Wendig wholeheartedly: a comic book series featuring young and tween girls should be read by boys, and they won’t read it – possibly even know it exists because parents and teachers will censor it from them – if it reeks of “just for girls.” Why? Because at an appallingly casual level boys are discouraged from engaging in anything “for girls,” while girls are expected to engage in – and empathize with – everything. From the youngest age we indoctrinate boys to see girls as Not People.

One of the many sentiments you’ll find at the original by Chuck Wendig

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Just “For Girls?” How Gender Divisions Trickle Down (Reblog terribleminds)

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