People feel removed from sexism. “I’m not a sexist, but I’m not a feminist.” They think there’s this fuzzy middle ground. There’s no fuzzy middle ground. You either believe that women are people or you don’t. It’s that simple.Joss Whedon, in a gripping, insightful exploration of the word “feminist” (via stuffmomnevertoldyou)
Documentaries like “Blackfish” have sparked worldwide debate about whether Orcas should be held in captivity and used for our entertainment. Laci looks at just how intelligent these animals are and what a life out of the ocean does to them.
We raise our little boys to view their bodies as tools to master their environments. We raise our little girls to view their bodies as projects to constantly be improved.
As a woman/ former girl, I can attest to the sad truth in that. And that’s part of the reason why Stuff Mom Never Told You is so important to me. It’s may way to doing right by the younger girls and women out there: to educate myself alongside them about self-acceptance, confidence and agency through intellectual empowerment. /Cristen
Understanding the differences in we how talk to children of each sex can help us begin to break down the walls of sexism.