How Rigid Gender Expectations Harm Our Daughters And Sons

Reminder that strict notions of roles harm both women and men, by The Representation Project.

1. From The Representation Project, with animation/illustration by Hybrid Design:

 
 
 
 

8. Watch the whole video:

9. H/T Elizabeth Plank at PolicyMic, who has this to say about the video:


Patriarchal notions of manhood don’t just harm women, they hurt men. Toxic definitions of masculinity lead to well-documented problems like high rates of gun violence, suicide and sexual violence. That’s why organizations like the Representation Project are committed to advancing the discussion about how gender limits the freedoms of both women and men. They recognize that society’s gender ideals aren’t only damaging for women; they’re universally harmful.

Their latest video examines how stereotypes constrain all people from the moment they are born.

10. Or as one of the commenters put it:

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