“Blue is for Boys and Pink is for Girls”, these words are still being told, probably now more than ever, but what does it mean? Does it mean that boys don’t cry and girls are fragile and emotional? Does it mean that boys are better at science and math while girls are better at arts and humanities? Does it mean we need to continue telling boys how smart they are while we tell girls they don’t need brains as long as they are pretty? Well whats happening with the women in general is that a very big percentage quit activities because they are unhappy with their bodies or looks… they spend up to 8 hours a day consuming different kinds of media…many of which glamorous skinny figures, and feature women as hyper-sexualised or in gender stereotypical roles…such as Passive, Helpless or Materialistic!
Women are born into increasingly pink bedrooms..shopping in pink isles full of disproportional dolls and stereotypical toys..while being conditioned to idolize princesses. When a girl spends her early life playing princess with a goal of being “Fairest Of Them All” why are we shocked when she grows up wanting to be “Sexiest Of Them All”? With a heavier focus on their looks than their brains how long will it take for boys and girls to be equal…unless we disrupt this pattern we will NEVER get there!
We can blame our countries and ministries for not providing women with equal opportunities but we also need to look at our OWN actions…we are the ones calling our daughters princesses, from the day they’re born, we are the ones talking to them differently…booking their spa appointments from the time they turn two and paying their cosmetic surgeries from when they are as young as seven…My daughters are more than pretty faces they have much to offer the world.
I want to raise my daughters outside the PINK BOX, I want to raise my daughters to be BRAVE, I want to raise my daughters to be their own SUPERHEROES, I want to raise my daughters to LEAD. #MilaAndMaieva