It didn’t take me long as a child to form the primitive hypothesis that boys were better than girls. It was easy to prove since we were stronger, faster, funnier, and most importantly I was one of them and I loved being the best. Sure many of the girls beat me in the mile run but it was still a boy from our class that was the fastest and by the rule of vicarious victory (something full grown men still rely on) boys were obviously still better. Sure there were things that girls were the best at, like taking Math tests , crafting writing projects in English, and treating teachers with respect, but those were things we boys didn’t want to be the best at and therefore being worse at Math, English, and obedience actually still made us better than the girls.
As adults, the same flawed logic seeps its way into men’s thinking. Men are better than women because those things we admire are conveniently the same things we excel in. We are stronger physically and emotionally, we are more successful as a gender in business, we can fix and hunt and grill and act bravely, and most …read more