Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維

Girls are the main online content creators

So I read this article and I am rejoicing at the geek-fu of teenaged girls ...

and then I read this:

“Girls are trained to make stories about themselves,” said Pat Gill, the interim director for the Institute for Communications Research and an associate professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

From a young age they learn that they are objects, Professor Gill said, so they learn how to describe themselves. Historically, girls and women have been expected to be social, communal and skilled in decorative arts.

My buzz is killed. Do you agree that girls think they are objects and that is why they learn how to describe themselves? (I'll save my opinion for later.)

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