Long way to go

Mar. 29th, 2017 03:09 pm
green_knight: (Inner Feminist)
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Here are two periodical reminders that equality is a long way off:

http://www.parent.co/5-unexpected-gender-differences-in-childrens-clothing/

An article which details the differences between 'boys' and 'girls' clothes. Spoiler: clothing for girls is less functional and less sturdy. It's also more likely to make the wearers uncomfortable.


The other day I was watching a primary school class run around the local park. In school uniform. Many girls wore shoes that did not seem to be made for running. Also, all of the girls but only some of the boys were running in their blazers.

The result was that girls in blazers and uncomfortable shoes were competing with boys in shirts and comfortable shoes. Guess who runs faster? Guess who takes home the message that they're good at sports? Guess who will find sports uncomfortable?



A female cook and a male cook work on a project together. It's way, way cool. A 'media/news company' ("Insider") makes a short, viral film about the genius guy and briefly mentions his female partner.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQV5btvgxII/?taken-by=abbyleewilcox

This is how women get erased. In this case, very deliberately.

Those chocolate geode eggs are way, way, WAY cool.

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