We like who we like.
It shouldn’t have anything to do with gender. I personally had an array of female and male characters that I loved growing up. I never though that looking upto a male character was bad and the same goes for the other gender. However it seems guys do have to always like a male character. After all looking upto a female character will automatically make them gay right?
That is how it works right? Well not really but most parents seem to think that way. THey don’t even let their kids wear pink because apparently it’s too much of a ‘girly’ color. What is so wrong about being ‘girly’? Why are boys taught to hate girly things like dolls and such?
This might not seem like such a big issue but it can have many long term side effects on kids, both male and female. Scroll on below and take a look at these comic by Damian which explain it perfectly.
This is Damian, the artist behind the comics.
Why is something specifically for girls?
Which can cause big issues in the future.
And yet nobody seems to care.
Even though it shouldn’t be.
What is so wrong about liking Matilda?
Even the teachers are not able to understand.
That should be normal.
It shouldn’t be.
You can like whoever you like.
Which they are not.
Everyone should know this already.
People just hide it under the rug.
Growing up, my favorite character was Matilda. She was so smart and I related to her feeling out of place in her family. The telekinesis thing was also really exciting to me.
Then there’s Anne of Green Gables, Hermione from Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Mulan, and so many more. I think it’s because girl characters tend to use creative problem solving instead of outright violence, and I found that a lot more engaging.
If I wanted a doll or something though, they’d direct me toward an action figure. Boys in my family would also turn up their nose if I wanted to play as Princess Peach in Super Smash Bros.
“Boys will be boys.”
Why make something normal seem taboo?
A lot of men undervalue women and see them as less than. Probably because we have this toxic cycle of telling little boys they can’t admire women, and then having them grow up to disrespect women. A lot of parents also think if their son likes girl characters, he’ll suddenly turn gay even though that’s not how that works at all.
Just let kids like what they like. If a little boy admires Elsa, just let him and don’t make a fuss about it. I’m so tired of seeing parents in the toy section direct their sons away from the doll aisle saying “Nope, that’s for girls!” Each time they’re planting the little seeds of misogyny in their kid’s head.
That is my favoite color too?
Your family should always support you.
I mean it is just an innocent color.
Hopefully this makes parents realize what they are doing wrong.
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