Controversial Reflections
This is absolutely beautiful.  Sexist and gender socialization negatively effects men as well as women.  Gender socialization tells women that they are not powerful, capable of being independent, and must fit into the “caring and nurturing” role.  It tells men that they must be tough, they must be strong and assertive, and that they cannot express themselves unless they want to be called a “fag”, a “sissy”, or “weak”.  This leads to low self-esteem in women and higher violence in men.  
On a side note: Women who are too assertive, independent, or strong are labeled as “lesbians” and men who are too gentle, caring, or emotional are labeled as “gay”.  Homophobia makes this an insult.

This is absolutely beautiful.  Sexist and gender socialization negatively effects men as well as women.  Gender socialization tells women that they are not powerful, capable of being independent, and must fit into the “caring and nurturing” role.  It tells men that they must be tough, they must be strong and assertive, and that they cannot express themselves unless they want to be called a “fag”, a “sissy”, or “weak”.  This leads to low self-esteem in women and higher violence in men.  

On a side note: Women who are too assertive, independent, or strong are labeled as “lesbians” and men who are too gentle, caring, or emotional are labeled as “gay”.  Homophobia makes this an insult.

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