"I notice that whenever there is an article about helping girls break free of stereotypes, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of adults waiting in the comment wings to insinuate or flat-out state that girls should get back in line and just be girls. Here's the thing about girls, and all children, actually: They see no limits to their potential until adults point them out. Congrats to all of the "adults" on the Internet -- and presumably also in real life -- suggesting girls should not be uppity and should hop back into their gender boxes. They should embrace their inner divas. You all make me so sad.
Two recent articles grabbed my attention and allowed me to crystallize my thinking on why so many people, maddeningly, do this -- and why, precisely, they shouldn't."
Via Caroline Claeys