Childrearing

5 Harmful Messages About Women That You’re Giving To Your Kids

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Children of both genders are bound to hear horrendous judgements and stereotypes of women. Everything from calling women “sluts” for having an opinion to equating their clothing choices as consent to sexual acts are harmful mythologies that continue to get passed onto our kids through media and even well-meaning friends and relatives. But parents certainly do their part in relaying these messages to their little ones too whether it’s critcisms of a women’s weight, their relationships status, or even her sexuality.

Boys and girls pick up on a lot of cultural cues, sometimes regardless of your exact word choice. And all the while they’re using what you say to understand the world — and sometimes the women — around them.

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