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One Way To Create A Less Sexist World For Kids Might Be Encouraging Boys To Be More Like Girls


When it comes to raising boys and girls, a lot of parents can agree on one thing: it’s important that kids feel valued and celebrated, no matter what gender they may or may not express. And for years, educators, parents, and experts in the United States have put a lot of emphasis on making sure we celebrate our girls and daughters as much as we celebrate our boys and sons.

This celebration has had an amazing impact on girls in the United States. While things are still far from equal, girls are generally given greater access to education, career options, and cultural norms that they just didn’t have access to in the past. As a woman, this has been an incredible thing to witness, and it’s something I’ve been really excited to benefit from and to promote in others.

It’s also been really fun to see girls being encouraged to do things that have traditionally been thought of as “boy” activities. However (isn’t there always a however?): it still seems like there’s not as much of the reverse happening — it seems like many of us still struggle to encourage our sons and boys to engage in activities and interests that are typically thought of as something that only girls do.

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