Equality Within Gender Roles
"Women are always saying,'We can do anything that men can do' but men should be saying,'We can do anything that women can do.'" —Gloria Steinem
Ever hear in gym class, “You run like a girl”. You might hear that when a boy is not running as quickly or powerfully like the others. “You throw like a girl!” This is another common saying heard in gym class all around the world including the United States!
Girls are powerful in their own way. There should be no competition between genders. The quotes above are quite comical, in my opinion. I’m 100% sure in my gym class, I had girls running a 7 minute mile, some even faster! Including myself, I can run about a 7 minute mile no problem, and if I pushed hard enough, I can knock off about 30 seconds. Now on to the boys in class, sure their are some “speedy bunnies”, but let’s not forget the ones that were running about a 9-10 minute mile. Girls too run at this pace as well. That is completely NORMAL! There is no need to compare women and men when it comes to physical activity! You don’t have to be a boy to be the fastest runner, or sprinter. It really depends on your physical training technique.
"Women are always saying,'We can do anything that men can do' but men should be saying,'We can do anything that women can do.'"- Gloria Steinem
Women and men should not have to compare each other. We are made and born equal and that's how it should be! We commonly hear the quote above, and yes it is powerful, so let’s look at some examples! It is very rare that we hear the second part of this quote. Men should be shocked about hard work women do for the family. For example labor, months of pregnancy, and of course that special gift we get once a month! Maybe men will realize the hardships us women go through daily if they stepped in our shoes!