Until there is more gender balance among leading roles in entertainment, government and corporate leadership, our sons and daughters will continue to believe the stereotypes perpetuated in the news, media, and their everyday lives.
I was 28 years old when I filed for divorce and became single again for the first time since I was legally allowed to drink.
I may not be the most self-confident person on the planet, but I am confident enough to know that I am neither basic nor a b*tch.
"What we know is that stereotypes are holding women back from leadership roles all over the world ... I've been all over
Throwing Your 'Hopeless Chest' Overboard: How to Get Rid of Expectations That Diminish Your Quality of Life
Figure out what tasks have always caused you to feel inadequate as a woman, and stop letting these outdated notions and unrealistic expectations diminish the satisfaction you get out of all the things you do well.
Then Wonder Woman Got Married and Opened a Mod Boutique: Sexism, Capitalism and the Struggle of the Unconventional Woman
So, instead of asking the question, "Can a woman have it all?" we should be asking, "Is there something left to the 'it' when we remove power/money and spouse/babies from the equation?"
This week, Jada Pinkett Smith sounded off at critics who were upset that she would "let" her daughter, Willow Smith, buzz her hair. This incident is sadly emblematic of a culture where women's bodies and identities are open for public dissection.
I looked at the child I thought was Jacob. In a matter of hours he had gone from a baby with thin red hair to a baby with thick, long black hair. His seven pounds had morphed into at least ten. My Scot-Irish son had turned into an Italian. Wow, I thought, They change so fast!
If the video game industry ever wants to be perceived as high art by a larger mainstream culture, it must finally address the institutionalized sexism that has come to define the medium.