Empowered Little Woman

Meetu’s little girl is learning all about gender roles and what she can use to her advantage.

It makes me wonder whether the gender stereotypes are really learnt or whether women just are smarter. 🙂


About IdeaSmith

IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on June 26, 2008, in Battle of the sexes, Bookmarked, On a lighter note.., Relationships and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks, IdeaSmith! I’m convinced at least some of the gender stereotypes are in-built. I definitely did not teach my girl the concept of matching bangles and being excited about a new pair of clothes.

    My son could hardly be bothered about what he’d like to wear. He could spend the entire year wearing track pants if you let him be. And he’s also never said, “I want to be a girl”

    Of course, these things can’t be generalized to apply to all girls and boys, but yet…

  2. And that girl is going to grow up and demand “equal rights” from men… Aah, the future of humanity 😉

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