How many roads must a girl walk down before we stop focussing on her clothing?

Posted: May 29, 2013 in Gender Bias

How many roads must a girl walk down before we stop focussing on her clothing?

Found online this morning a link to a really well written article: For strong daughters, stop with the sex stereotypes. An article written by a father in regards to his daughter and the sad way in which our society seems so prone to overlooking her skills and abilities even at her young age in favor of praising her for her fashion sense.

Because we still do live in a world where men are praised more for their abilities and women for how they look and what they can do for others. As he points out, it starts at a young age and carries through our lives.  Men are remembered for their accomplishments and contributions to society.  Women are remembered for how they looked and how well they took care of their families.

I have no children of my own, but I have friends that do.  Both sons and daughters.  And I am very proud to see them bringing up compassionate sons and strong, creative daughters as well as the reverse.  I try to help where I can.

This world is what we shape it to be, and if we don’t pay close attention those things we denounce so vociferously continue to carry forward from our generation to the next.

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