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Gender stereotypes ease more for girls than boys
Paraphrase: we have destroyed most men, but there are still some hold-outs who think men are humans, too
This is nonsense about the controversy about the pink-nailed advert by J. Crew. I personally don't see the stink about trying varying things in advertising, as there have been a lot of seemingly more questionable things used in advertising, but hey, maybe it's a silver lining that some folks are making a stink about it?
After all, it was Western Christian society - where manliness was once viewed as a virtue - that has revolutionized the world and made it a better place...
In fact, Lyons and her son had stepped on a cultural land mine. Gender stereotypes for America's children are less rigid than in the past, but they remain a pervasive part of popular culture and a benchmark for parents. Moreover, the changes in recent decades have been more dramatic for girls than boys."For girls nowadays, it's OK to play with boys' toys, dress like boys, talk like them - it's often encouraged," said Isabelle Cherney, a Creighton University psychologist. "Boys have to walk a much finer line, and their fathers tend to be more stereotyped, telling them not to deviate from what's typically seen as masculine."
"The norms of femininity have expanded much more than the norms for masculinity - a lot more androgyny is allowed for girls," said Judith Stacey, a professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University.
The trends are reflected in career aspirations. Women now make up close to half the enrollment in U.S. law and medical schools, up from less than 25 percent a few decades ago, yet men continue to shun nursing as a career, comprising only about 8 percent of registered nurses.
Amy Richards, mother of 5- and 7-year-old sons in New York City, is a feminist activist and author of "Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself."
"I try not to overemphasis masculinity and devalue femininity," she said. "I don't want to buy only `boy toys' for them ... I've never purchased an action hero figure."
In Chicago, social worker Keisha Farmer-Smith counsels adolescent girls at work. At home, she's a single mom raising sons Kaleb, 7, and Khalil, 12 - and encouraging them to think creatively about gender roles.
"My ex-husband was so upset that I would allow him to have this doll," Farmer-Smith said. "It came down to me supporting my son. He said, `I want to be a good parent. I love Mikey. I want him to see me play ball.
1) this kook has stated she doesn't want to "overemphasis [sic] masculinity and devalue femininity", yeah right. rotflmfao That's exactly what she's doing. She has two sons, and yet she refuses the possibility they may find virtue in "action heroes" who usually involve fighting FOR something bigger than themselves?
2) ex-husband. what a shock. only one??
3)note the nonsense about not "losing yourself" when having a child. How many filicides (in the USA, by moms mostly) are "justified" by "me, me, me" of the mom?
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Re: Gender stereotypes ease more for girls than boys
It's all about who has the sexual power. Women can curse like sailors, sleep around like bonobos, and defile tradition like it's nobody's business--and if they do it as a whole, if a large enough percentage of women do it, they can get away with it and still have a healthy family and societal success. They have "the reproductive key."
Men can be masculine (that's ideal; femininity is by definition submission and inactivity) but the rewards for being such, for being a hero, are less than a woman's, because his wife can leave him and take his money and his children away from him.
Gender feminists want to leverage this sexual power over men to make us docile and submissive.
Men are holding out, as the system beats us down, because we know the system still relies on us. We are the expendables who do the dirty work and the dyin'. If the system tries to bend men into submission, the system will fall (thank God).
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