Katherine Di Marino


How the media portrays females is affecting girls—and boys

Despite decades of advancements in gender equality, stereotypes persist in today’s media. From overly sexualized female characters on big and small screens, to rampant stories of misogyny in the daily news, parents are navigating a minefield. How can we teach girls—and boys—to tell truth from fiction?

Exploring the link between gender and emotional expression

Babies cry. Little girls and boys cry. But somewhere on the path to manhood, crying becomes socially unacceptable for boys. What makes some boys feel like it’s okay to cry, and others feel like they’re less of a “man” if they do?