Feminism? Empowering young women early on…

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  1. LE

    This is something that needs to be taught at school (and I question whether it is). Same way they appear to be reinforcing other social issues (that they didn’t touch back in my day.)Also I was just thinking coincidentally this morning (before I read this post) that any girl that I ever dated that had a brother seemed to be raised by her parents to believe that her brother was god and had to be respected and revered and was somehow special. More special than she was. As a guy this was always quite annoying to me. [1] Hard to explain exactly what was going on but it was the type of respect (that they didn’t show for sisters) that essentially said “hands off anything my brother does”. Didn’t even have to do with the brother in particular. Not a status or prestige thing. Equal with successful or loser brothers. Just a general “your brother is important” type thing kind of the way some people are raised to respect doctors and policemen (or use to be for policemen).[1] Such as “Oh my god I can’t keep my brother waiting” or simply going along with anything the brother wanted and keeping a low disagreement profile as if the brother was their boss.

    1. Gotham Gal

      The revered son never made sense to me

  2. Jessie Arora

    Love this. Thanks for sharing!

  3. AMT Editorial Staff

    But, what if they asked, “what does equal rights mean”. It’s the belief that matters, not the “word.”

  4. Erin

    This post got some thoughts brewing these past couple days, and I jotted some really quick notes about them here. http://rhodeandcompany.com/

    1. Gotham Gal

      great piece.