Who knew that being a girl would be so challenging in the 21st century? We are told to be individual but not to stand out too much, we are told to be unique but then taught that to succeed we must conform to the status quo.
With academic pressures, and today’s social media-crazed culture, society is creating a generation of girls from as young as 8 years old that lack confidence, have low aspirations, lack identity, are disengaging from school and have unrealistic notions of what they should look and behave like to be successful.
“55% of girls aged 7- 21 say gender stereotypes affect their ability to say what they think” – girlguiding report 2017
42% of girls aged 7-10 think boys are better than girls at being strong
95% of girls aged 11-21 said the advertising industry should show more positive diverse representations of girls and women