What about comments that make young lads act and behave in a certain way?ie to conform to what is acceptable
All the programmes like TOWIE or whatever telling young guys they have to look like this or that to be cool. When you get older if you haven't got a flash car and big house you are deemed a loser...etc etc
Pressure exists for men and with little advice How to deal with it. I don't buy the feminist agenda being peddled that women are helpless victims in all this.
Programmes like that probably do, but on the whole boys/men are not discussed in terms of what they look like, certainly not within sports programmes and if they are it is a tiny percentage of the time. I'm not sure anybody has commented on the fact that Andy Murray is no oil painting, certainly not in the lead up to the final.
I actually think women can be as bad if not worse than many men in encouraging other women/girls to consider their looks rather than their what they are about more generally, but that is a result of they themselves being encouraged to think like that. Look at those awful women's magazines!
Not so long ago a female colleague of mine was telling me what a good role model she thought Jordan was. FFS why would anybody want their child to grow up like her?
The other day my daughter had to a school project about a famous person and I was trying to think of a woman who wasn't a stereotypical female like Florence Nightingale or an actress/singer and I was struggling off the top of my head.
I want my daughter to grow up and become who she is able to be and not be constrained by how she thinks she should look and behave. I don't see lads in the school playground fretting over how they look whereas you can certainly see a lot of girls who are obsessed by what they look like.
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