• magnetosphere @beehaw.org
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      9 months ago

      Both people are being sexist - the person who made this initial statement, and the person who replied. I’m not really helping by calling them sexist, though. The important questions are “why does this stereotype exist? How do I prevent/fix it?”

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        9 months ago

        The stereotype that boys can’t communicate exists because the patriarchy tells boys that women aren’t so important as to need to be told their feelings. Both people in this meme are sexist, but their sexism both comes from patriarchy. Both of these people ultimately believe that women are more emotional and men are given to more practical skills, and they both have the same solution, which is for men to show some vulnerability and emotionally grow up. The top comment is correct that boys are perfectly capable of choosing to communicate clearly, they simply are taught not to in real world contexts.