In this Class, Stereotypes are Challenged in a Very Simple Way

No good comes from gender stereotypes. Preconceived ideas of gender roles and standards of masculinity/femininity are limiting. These ideas can put a damper on ambitions and make people second guess their actions because they don’t fit an arbitrary set of guidelines for performing gender. Men can be nurses. Women can work in STEM fields. It’s as simple as that. Unfortunately, as a recent video shows, gender roles are learned from a very young age, limiting what girls and young women think they’re capable of. In the video, a class of young children are asked to draw a firefighter, a...

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