If you want to know why gender stereotypes exist, take a good look at the difference between Girl’s Life and Boy’s Life Magazines. WhileBoy’s Life pushes boys to get outside and explore nature, Girl’s Lifetells girls they should be worrying about fashion. While Boy’s Lifeoffers stories of Scouts they can model themselves after, Girl’s Lifeasks if Facebook is ruining their love life. And, my personal favorite, while Boy’s Life gives it’s readers jokes so they can be the center of attention Girl’s Life posits, “Do You Know When to Shut Up?”
This is the message we’re giving our children.