It’s incredible how the little things we say can have such a huge effect on how we think. That includes the things we say to ourselves, by the way!
In this case, we look at the little things that are said to women throughout their lifetimes, which place expectations on them to be a certain way.
The fact is – as long as we’re not harming anyone – we can be whoever we want to be. If we want to be a housewife and look after our kids, then we can. If we want to be a CEO or President, there’s no reason we shouldn’t go for it.
The point is not to allow gender to determine what we do with our lives – give everyone a chance, including yourself.
More info and Resources on Gender
Fearless Futures – encouraging leadership in women: http://www.fearlessfutures.org/
Girls Out Loud – Empowering Girls to channel their potential and make better life choices http://girlsoutloud.org.uk/
The Girls Network – Inspiring and empowering girls from less advantaged backgrounds http://thegirlsnetwork.org.uk/
The Art of Manliness – being a man in the 21st century http://www.artofmanliness.com/
Young Men’s Health – For teen guys and young men featuring up-to-date health information.http://youngmenshealthsite.org/
CALM – Dealing with Mental Health in Men https://www.thecalmzone.net