Posted by elektros (other posts) on October 03, 2016 at 09:21:59 Previous Next
In Reply to: 5 things to stop telling boys posted by Long Hair In Albany on October 02, 2016 at 06:43:01:
: Tripped over this on the internet.
: Take note of #1.
To some extent, telling boys not to do things that are associated with girls actually arises because of sexism against women. True equality will never happen unless this also becomes unacceptable. It indirectly puts down women whilst at the same time forces boys into a mould they may not fit.
Growing up, all my heroes had long hair. Although they did it as an act of rebellion, the end result should have been that the length of one's hair was recognised as a neutral choice, like what colour shirt to wear, or what sports team to support. I don't think we are quite there.