“Damn it, son, if you want to be a man and live under my roof, you gotta wear pink.”
Pink for boys, blue for girls – if these gender stereotypes used to be the opposite, then do they really mean anything for our identities?
You might think that women are naturally one way, and men are another. But that view doesn’t give us much room for the real complexities of who we are as individuals – and it also erases the experiences of folks like non-binary people.
So let’s find out just how arbitrary our ideas about gender really are by checking out some of the things our society says are “masculine” and “feminine” – and how they used to be completely different. Laci Green and her comedian pals break it down for this MTV Braless episode.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 3 Reasons to Doubt the Most Widely Believed Biology-Based Gender Myths
- 3 Ways That Gender Reveal Parties Can Be Harmful — Plus 3 Awesome Alternatives
Laci Green is a sex education activist living in Los Angeles. She runs the popular Sex Plus Youtube channel, which now has well over 1,000,000 subscribers and viewers in all 196 countries. The project is made up of a biweekly video series, daily blogging, a robust university lecture circuit, and community activism. She also hosts MTV’s Braless, in addition to producing videos for Planned Parenthood.