Friday, April 24, 2009

Have We Come A Long Way Or Have A Long Way To Go?

Boys Are Heroes, Girls Are Heroines

An amazing series of scanned pages from an old children's book "I'm Glad I'm A Boy / I'm Glad I'm A Girl" are posted on the blog My Blahg.

Very interesting example of how rigidly defined gender roles used to be.

Of course boys and girls, men and women can be everything depicted in these pages, but the lines are forever, thankfully, blurred between who can do what.

I'm a boy and I can cook.

Judging by comments following the post which are almost as entertaining/disheartening, we have a long way to go.

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