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Monday, July 10, 2017
How Can Parents Help Their Daughters Call Out Sexism?
Your daughter is vulnerable in middle and high school. The Canadian Women's Foundation cites many research-based statistics worthy of concern, including that "as girls enter adolescence, from ages nine to 13, their confidence declines sharply." This makes them easy prey for sexist comments. Effective strategies to deal with sexism is necessary to help combat the negative effect those words and actions will have on her.
Sexism in schools is part of the bullying lexicon assimilated into relationship issues. And indeed, sexism is not limited to school. Your daughter will find it in the workplace as well. For your daughter, these skills will have broad application in her life.