I was thinking about this the other day. When a little girl wants to join the baseball or football team, aside from a few jackballs, she’s generally met with praise. Good for her for breaking down the gender barriers. She’s going to show them that girls are tough, too. And by all means, good for her. If she can play, let her.
If a little boy eschews joining the football team and instead spends time designing shoes or his own clothes, even if his work is original, creative and technically proficient he’ll be called an array of names that can’t be repeated her and treated with scorn by men and women alike. It’s really pretty pathetic.
I think that trend while still extant is changing though. As modern society slowly, but painfully begins outgrowing its religious superstitions - the primary foundation for traditional roles - we will see a greater emphasis placed upon individual freedom and choice. If I had to guess, by the time I’m 50 such things mentioned here won’t be that big of a deal.
· 6 years ago