Teach Your Girls to Get Dirty, Your Boys to Be Soft

Learning basic life skills shouldn’t depend on gender.

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Every woman I know that has to do something they don’t necessarily want to do, without the help of a man, feels the same thing afterward. Empowered.

Changing a tire or knowing how to make simple household repairs should have nothing to do with being manly. It should have everything to do with being a functional adult. Regardless of gender.

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Girls need to know that they don’t have to be the damsel in distress. Boys need to know that we don’t need them to fix things for us.

I feel bad for any boy growing up in a culture where his value is based on what he can fix, earn and do in a household instead of that emotional value he can give to his partner.

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