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.