A recent post by a commenter got me thinking… Does feminism actually say boys are better?
On the surface one would likely say, “Of course not!” It’s all about building women up, right? It’s about girl power!
Except feminism largely pushes girls to be more like boys. Hummm. That’s odd.
Girls are told to act less like girls. Dress less like girls. Avoid activities and topics that are deemed, “girl stuff.” To shun traditional girl roles in favor of more masculine ones.
When you think about it, doesn’t feminism actually encourage women (starting as girls) to ape traditionally male behavior rather than celebrate the uniqueness of being female?
I would agree with feminism that boys are better… at being boys. Women, however, are better…at being women.
But in a world where boys have been encouraged to act more “female” and girls have been encouraged to act more “male” for decades now, isn’t that counterproductive? What’s so wrong with boys being boys and girls being girls? Men being men and women being women?
Personally, I like being female. I don’t consider it a disadvantage. I don’t consider it a bad thing. I don’t consider myself “lesser” because of it. I don’t feel like I am a victim. I don’t feel held back. I don’t feel like I have missed out. I don’t want to be “something else.”
Why would feminists insist I (and other women) should see it otherwise?