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This Is How Daughters Break Gender Stereotypes

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You know what’s amazing? When kids break gender stereotypes–and when parents encourage their sons and daughters to engage in activities that are typically not “meant” for them, such as encouraging a girl to skateboard. In 2016, if we still believe that certain sports are for boys only, then something is wrong.

This is why I love that fact that Fatherly posted this video of girls breaking gender stereotypes–the girls in the video completely exceeding at “boy” activities like karate, skateboarding, and sky-diving. The site posted the video on their Facebook page, and it quickly went viral, hitting 17,163,559 views as of now. It’s a no brainer why it garnered so much attention–parents are tired of the same old tropes and stereotypes.

Check out the video here:

Many of their readers commented with photos of their daughters bending genders roles. Here are some of my favorites below:

Don’t forget to comment below with photos and videos of your kids defying gender stereotypes. Please note that if you share, we may use it for a blog or video.


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Joanna Valente

Joanna Valente is the Editorial Assistant at Kveller. She is the author of Sirs & Madams The Gods Are Dead, and Marys of the Sea (forthcoming), and received her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. You can follow her @joannasaid on Twitter, @joannacvalente on Instagram, or email her at joanna@kveller.com.

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