Does Your Daughter Know It's OK To Be Angry? - Role Reboot - Deepstash

Does Your Daughter Know It's OK To Be Angry? - Role Reboot

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Studies show that when men are angry, people tend to lose their own confidence and defer to men’s opinions. When women are angry, the opposite happens.

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Anger and presendential candidates

This is especially obvious during elections, where male candidates thump podiums, raise their voices, curse, and shout without being called divas, shrill, unhinged, ugly, or unlikeable

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Women and men react differently to experiencing anger. For men, anger reinforces traditional gender expectations, for women it confounds them. That conflict by itself is a source of anxiety...

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Socialization starts as soon as children are born.

In one study, newborns were dressed in gender-neutral clothing and researchers misled adults about their sex. Parents were far more likely to describe the babies they thought were boys as u...

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How girls deal with their anger

Adaptable girls find socially acceptable ways to internalize or channel their anger, often at great personal cost. Examples of this include:

  • Passive agg...

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Girls, taught to ignore their anger, become disassociated from themselves.

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These unspoken gender rules result in girls losing awareness of their own anger.

Their anger builds up, but they don't have a healthy way of letting it out, ...

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The effects of internalizing anger

Internalizing anger is just as harmful as violent outbursts, if not even more so.

Between the ages of 12 and 15, the number of girls who have depression triples, a rate three times that of sa...

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There are many reasons why teenage girls specifically start feeling angry and powerless:

  1. They learn about the real impact of gender-based double standards.
  2. They ...

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How parents should act in the face of these findings

Girls should be told explicitly that it’s alright to feel anger. That it’s a healthy emotion that, as humans, they have the right to feel and express. It might not make them any fr...

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