Gender Norms

What If We Treat Girls The Way We Treat Boys?

What If We Treat Girls The Way We Treat Boys?

Today, I want better for the young girl at my food pantry volunteer event who put down a heavy box of food because her mother said a man should lift it instead. The girl, no older than 10, displayed immediate wound on her face, but before her mother could notice, she had already motioned for me—the nearest man in sight—to pick up the 24-pack of Campbell soup cans.