Raising sons like daughters

The societal expectations placed upon little girls are far from perfect. Women are expected to be beautiful and nice and never, ever bossy. However, we’ve come a very, very long way from the 1950s, when getting married and raising a family were the only real life goals presented to women.

Back then, she said “I was raised to believe I could be whatever I wanted. I was praised for having big dreams in the traditionally male-dominated worlds of law and politics.” The same is not true of little boys today. Little boys are taught that certain dreams are off-limits. Little boys are taught in a million ways that they can do whatever they want — as long as it’s not for girls.

It’s hard. It’s hard to undo what we’ve been taught. It’s hard to look at our own choices and wonder whether we would have taken a different path had it been open for us. It’s hard because raising children has as much to do with ourselves as it does with our kids.

I believe boys and girls should have same opportunity to experience things such as toys or anything whlie they grow up because it would not limits the very path to their own self- determination and happiness.

On the other hand, let’s say they grew up and that results men dress up like women and women dress up like men, then what is the point of having a gender. It would give a confusion to societies. I think gender should not be limited to but it should have a basic role as a female or male.

References:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frida-berrigan/why-i-let-my-son-wear-a-d_b_7682098.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-stewart-holland/why-im-raising-my-sons-like-daughters_b_8763332.html

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