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New Study Shows Just How Young Gender Stereotypes Begin

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Now the question is how do we fix it?

Gender stereotypes are real. No one can deny that. Whatever your stance on feminism and the equality of genders, you have to admit that stereotypes about each group exist. When it comes to the traditional concept of men and women, you know the drill: Men are strong/women are weak, men don’t cry/women are overly emotional, men are smart/women are dumb, and on and on and on…

For years, feminists have been arguing that these stereotypes are self-fulfilling and toxic to our children, and now it looks like they have some truly disheartening proof that these widely repeated cultural beliefs are hurting our little girls.

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This is truly heartbreaking to think about!