A thought provoking post. Coincidentally I get to reblog it on Women’s Day.
Hello dear reader(s)!
“Man up!” “You hit like a girl!” “Don’t be a little bitch!” “You’re a pussy!”
Put 3 year old kids in a room together. Chances are there will be a lot of crying, a lot of laughing, a lot of playing, a lot of running, a lot of fighting, a lot of hugging. Take away the gender specific outfits and haircuts and try to tell the difference between the boys and the girls. I bet you can’t.
Women aren’t the only ones hurt by the devaluation of traits incorrectly labeled and deemed “feminine”. The refusal for people of a certain gender as sharing some of these human traits strips men of their humanity.
Men, when was the first time you were told that crying was a sign of weakness? When was the first time someone told you to “man up?”
Beyond what this says to women…
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