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[–] Free_Metis RadFem McGonagal 19 points (+19|-0) Edited

Same.

I'm going to do my best not to let her get fed that prince charming narrative. I'm putting together a list of movies, shows, and books that have strong girls/women who don't look for or fall in love. I know I can't control everything she sees, hears, or learns. But it can't hurt to show her a better version of what girls can be and do than what everyone else is going to tell her.

As for how terrible boys/men can be, that will be covered under discussions and news stories.

I will not send her into the world blind.

[–] mountainwitch 9 points (+9|-0)

I'm trying to do the same with my son. I want him to see strong girls/women in media and have an innate understanding of the danger men pose to women and children. I am trying not to scare him, but to make him aware for his own safety. Hopefully this carries into adulthood and he becomes empathetic to the plight of women.

this is so important. There's this idea that boys aren't interested in stories with female main characters, but it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. If they see a variety of heroes early on it sticks with them.