my parents did at least one thing right: they raised me and my brother as kids, not as a girl and a boy: i was not encouraged to wear pink and want to become a ballerina and he was not taught how to fix things and how not to cry.
society raises women to be weak, submissive and pretty, not smart and strong. women and men are not regarded as equals. a woman must act as if she depends on the man, but those times are gone. in the past, a woman was passed on from her father to her husband, she had no right to vote or choose, etc. but, even in 2010, people have a hard time accepting this equality. the traditional point of view is difficult to shake. the only thing one can do is raise one’s children in a better way. check this!