Family Trends

Family Trends

Mothers and fathers tend to coach and engage their sons toward the more masculine activities and chores, like playing sports or learning the basics of car maintenance – while encouraging their daughters toward more feminine activities like shopping, make-up and child care. These are hopelessly stereotypical – but I use them to illuminate. These roles are so deeply embedded that they are almost invisible to us.

Unless we don’t conform. Then we chafe under the expectations.

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