Archives for March 26, 2014

Off the Usual Topics: Gender Double Stereotypes

Off the Usual Topics: Gender Double StandardsWe hear and see a lot decrying cultural double standards that harm girls and women. Most recently I saw a campaign by several organizations to stop referring to girls and women as "bossy" when they are simply being assertive in the same way boys and men can be assertive. I agree that this is a double standard that pervades American culture and we need to speak out against it. Girls and women should not be degraded by epithets like "bossy" or … [Read more...]