It’s no news to anyone the difference between the male and female individuals. They share several similarities like ability to feel emotions, physical attributes like hair, hands, legs, emotions like happiness, anger, hunger and even sadness are common between both genders.
At the same time, they’re very different from each other in terms structure of physical features, the depth of voice, and so on. This difference is both unique and at the same time, limiting. We’ve got people using this to create a disparity in what is seen as set aside for each gender.
For instance, you’ve probably noticed men are seen (or were seen) as the hunters while the women were the house keepers. Would have been awkward then (thankfully not anymore) to see a man cleaning the house while the wife searched for food and provisions for the family. Yeah, those were the days.
Even though times have changed, the problem still exists, even among little kids. You’ve got girls thinking soccer is a boys’ sport and boys thinking ballet is set aside for the girls (not sure if this is because they see girls wear tutu and girly slippers).
This problem even exists among siblings, both young and old. As a parent, you don’t want your kids refusing to try out new things simply because of reasons like, “have you seen a boy do this” or when your daughter says, “it’s for boys”. This type of view limits the kids and prevents them from trying out new things and learning new ways of doing things.
Would go a long way if they’re being nurtured from young not to think of anything as “just for boys” or “only girls do that”. After all, we’ve got women playing football and men winning gold in gymnastics.
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