Parents, There’s No Vaccine For Sexism—But Diagnosis Goes A Long Way

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“When we gloss over the icky parts of being a girl and focus on how strong, equal and powerful they are,” writes Finkelstein, “when we don’t address the unpleasant and creepy experiences that are a girl’s inheritance, we do them a disservice. We contribute to their confusion.” Pictured: Women’s March, Washington D.C., January 20, 2018. (Susan Melkisethian)

April 2020 marks the 19th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness month: a time to raise visibility about sexual harassment and abuse and share how it can be prevented.

In many ways, it’s been a great year for women. Our daughters have gotten to witness powerful moments of progress like an all-woman spacewalk, Lizzo and Billie Eilish at the Grammys, and—thanks to the #MeToo movement—the conviction of serial predator, Harvey Weinstein.  

It gives me hope for a brighter future for my daughter. And if…

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