Pictured above, from left to right, are:
- The August/September 2016 issue of Girls’ Life magazine, complete with headlines like “Fall Fashion You’ll Love”, “Your Dream Hair”, and “Best. Year. Ever.”, and
- the September 2016 issue of Boys’ Life magazine, splashed with the headline “Explore Your Future”.
A sad microcosm of what our society says being a girl vs being a boy means. With three girls to raise, this breaks my heart. I’ll fight like hell for my girls to not exist in this reality.
Why I do what I do. Because this shit is real. And kids believe it.
Remember, teenagers read this sort of stuff as part of their attempt to figure out the world. When we present the world to them like this, we limit girls’ horizons, and set up boys to be Gamergaters.
Michael Letterle makes this important observation:
Important to note that the two magazines are in no way related or affiliated.
Boys' Life is the Boy Scout magazine https://t.co/ziv4bS25GH
— Michael Letterle (@mletterle) September 1, 2016