What I think about this topic
It’s really important as it teaches the boys and girls of today to learn about stuff that has happened in the past – such as the equality of women. It teaches the young women of today to stand up for themselves and it teaches the young men of today to not go down that path of harassing or overpowering women.
In fact, I’m a thirteen-year-old boy, and it’s only because of this topic that I even learned that 2018 is the year of the woman!
In school, boys get away with more things than girls do. I remember there being two boys in my lessons that messed around a lot, but it took a really, really long time for the teacher to remove them from the classroom, but one girl was removed almost instantly! So boys in school get away with much more misbehaving. We are definitely not treated equally.
Boys are expected to do ‘boyish’ stuff like sports for GCSE’s but me, a boy, doesn’t like sports at all! And I am picked on because of this. Take football for example. The rest of the boys in my class love football and, if I do just one tiny mistake, they treat me like dirt over it! Even though it’s just a game, they treat it like it’s a game of life and death. And if a girl chooses to do football as a sport or GCSE, they get picked on by people for not doing something that falls under the so called “girl category”.
Even teachers aren’t treated equally. Men can walk around their workplace showing off their tattoos but women, like my teacher, have to cover theirs up. My teacher has to wear trousers, long skirts and the lot and cannot wear shorts!
Boys should learn about free equality to women as to stop this sexist cycle that’s constantly going on. And to look at women as equals. And to not whistle as an attractive woman goes by or pinch their bottoms!
Do you think that this is a topic for boys? Please comment below!