Second-wave feminists had a hard time accepting the idea that they would be relegated to the second-class status of second or third-world women.
But a recent New York Times article shows that many people are still convinced that second-grade feminists are responsible for the current state of the country, even though the article reveals that a large percentage of second graders are actually very smart and hardworking.
The article by Jessica Valenti, an assistant professor at Cornell University, explains that second grade is one of the most important years of life for women in the US, and it’s important to know how much their gender is affecting the way we see the world.
The article points out that second grader boys and girls are often more concerned about the quality of life, more engaged in sports and more self-conscious about their looks.
Valenti writes that while many schools have started implementing policies to encourage more girls to participate in sports, the real issue is that boys still feel that the only way to achieve a higher standard of masculinity is by dominating women.
According to Valenti’s article, many people have started to believe that the second grade was a time for girls to be brave and assertive, but Valenti notes that the most common reason girls get bullied and called names at this age is because they are perceived as weaker.
She also says that the majority of boys do not see themselves as strong enough, which is why they are afraid to ask for help.
Many girls in the USA have had their confidence and self-esteem questioned, and that’s why they feel insecure and unsure about their gender, Valenti says.
She writes that second and third graders who are considered the “superior” of the boys are the ones who are often bullied, because they have more confidence and power.
Many times, they are called names by the boys who think that they can bully them into doing what they want.
Valentin also says there is a lot of misunderstanding about what second- and third-grade girls are like, and the reason they are bullied is because the girls are so scared and ashamed of their gender.
Valentis article is a great resource to learn more about how second-year girls are perceived in the United States and why they don’t see themselves in the same way as other girls.
It’s a shame that many girls who might feel like they are succeeding in their career and social life, are actually being taught that their voices are not valid and should be silenced.
Valentina says that there is often a sense that if girls are smart and good at sports, they can handle it.
But she says the real reason why girls are not encouraged to take on leadership roles is because of a fear that girls will be taken advantage of by men who think they can do anything.
The authors say that girls often get the message that it’s okay to talk back, to challenge, and to have opinions, but the reality is that girls are more likely to be silenced because they think that speaking out means being weak.