Six Sexist Things To Stop Telling Our Sons

Six Sexist Things To Stop Telling Our Sons

Sexist language is deeply ingrained in our society's image in what it means to be a boy. As we learn and grow as a society we should also seek to redefine manhood. Let us throw away the old sexist stereotypes of what a 'boy' should be and move towards a more positive and affirming celebration of each child's individuality. You ___ like a girl Probably the most common sexist thing we tell boys, that they hit/throw/run like a girl. This tells our sons that only boys can be good at sports and that girls are naturally non-athletic. Add to this the societal value we place on being part of a sports team, telling boys this can destroy their self-esteem before it has a chance to develop. Boys will be boys No. We say this when boys are aggressive towards others, in particular whent they're aggressive towards women. Boys may be boys but that doesn't mean being an asshole is the measure of what...
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7 Ways To Raise Your Self Esteem

7 Ways To Raise Your Self Esteem

"I'm not good enough." "I'm not pretty enough." "Nobody cares what I have to say." I'm sure you've said these things, or other things like them, to yourself plenty of times in your life. Hell, I know I have. I also know I got sick and tired of kicking my own ass and holding myself back from unleashing all the awesomeness I had inside myself. Aren't you tired of it, too? Aren't you tired of living a mediocre life, dealing with regret, meandering from day to day because your self esteem sucks? My low self esteem drove me to make stupid decisions in all areas of my life...in how I handled money, the relationships I chose, and even in my career. The good news is that I learned how to boost my self esteem, build my self respect, and finally start moving towards living the life I always wanted to live. Best part is, anyone can do it. [Tweet theme="normal-blue"]You is kind. You is smart. You is important.[/Tweet] Having healthy self esteem...
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