Those of us with children know better. We know little girls love their dolls and boys just want to kick that ball. This doesn’t mean men can’t take care of babies or women can’t play sports. It just means each gender has its own energy that flows in a specific direction. For God’s sake, let it flow.
To be happy, we must admit women and men aren’t ‘equal’ | Fox News
I know that gender socialization begins while our potential babies are still in the womb. I know that most boys have footballs and trucks thrust into their hands before they know the difference between a tractor and a pram and are shamed and embarrassed if ever they dare to take a shine to dolls, dresses, or anything pink. I know that girls are terrorized into thinking that the only people allowed to run around and shout—take up space and be heard—are boys, and that they should sit down, be quiet, and do their best to make everyone else around them feel comfortable, while ignoring their own personal feelings or aspirations or desires. I know that people who dare to transgress “traditional” gender lines are hated, insulted, denied job opportunities and respect, and are more likely to be subjected to violence and to die because they failed to fit into the mold someone else told them they should fit into.
If gender were that easy or straightforward, if all we had to do was “let it flow,” do you think it would be necessary to write an article like this? Isn’t it possible that the reason some people resist your definitions of womanhood and manhood are because those definitions genuinely don’t fit them? I know they don’t fit me.
This Fox News article is such a piece of shit that I cannot even.