But how will my son know he’s a boy unless he learns all the ways he’s different from a girl?” and vice versa. “
But my daughter might turn out masculine if we don’t teach her to be feminine.” and vice versa.
In a society that favors either/or simplifications, such concerns make sense. But stop and think for a moment and they become suspect: Why do sex differences alone inspire such paranoia? Parents show absolutely no concern about teaching children about everything else they’re different from. No one asks, “How will my son know he’s different from a dog, or my daughter know she’s a person, not a houseplant?” No one worries that without intervention children might think they are chairs.
Growing Up Free: Raising Your Child in the 80s by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
“When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today.”—Nicki Minaj (BlackBook Magazine)
The Institute of Medicine has named eight preventive services that women should get for free under the new health care law. Exactly how much money are we talking about? GOOD took stock of the money spent by a “typical” American woman whose sexual health and life choices correlated with the national averages. Turns out being a woman is pretty pricey.
Follow the link to view the infographic.
Yeah…most of this isn’t covered by health insurance because men don’t need it.