The thread about the video clips got me thinking. If I had daughters I think I would know how to talk to them about objectification of women, sexism, feminism etc and their true values as human beings. But I am expecting my second boy and I don't really know how to try to instill similar values in them (with regards to their attitudes to women/sexualisation of society). I understand that boys and men enjoy looking at women's bodies etc so I don't want them to think that's wrong either....
Personally I think boys have their own significant challenges in today's world, about finding their role in society etc, but I also want to raise them to be good men who understand that women are not objects etc etc.
Have I made sense? Any thoughts?
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18-05-2012 15:22 #1
Feminism for boys - how to raise good men??
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18-05-2012 15:25 #2Senior Member
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I find it overwhelming being the mother of a boy. He's quite a stubborn personality so I do worry that he will be very domineering when he's older. Thankfully he's just as much a sweetheart as he is strong willed so I'm hoping he uses it for good instead of evil lol.
I have faith because my DP treats me so well. We both respect each other equally and I think DS will turn out much like him in his future marriage because he's had such a good role model
18-05-2012 15:42 #3
I have five boys. I love it. back later to reply...
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18-05-2012 15:51 #5
I don't have an answer for this but I also would love some suggestions. About to give birth to my first (a boy) and its REALLY important to me that I bring him up with the right attitude towards women. Don't want to over do it either and I know there is a fine line...
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