Sexist Pens: Why Our Girls Are Not There Yet
So here we are shopping for office supplies, and lord and behold, we came across something that we thought was a joke: BiC Pen for Her.
There is no point discussing why these are bad. Clearly, women (or even “smart” men) were not the decision-makers in the making of these pens.
Here, at Woozy Moo, gender disparities is one of the nearest and dearest issues to our hearts. We always hear about the scary facts worldwide, but as we know, in the U.S., it doesn't look pretty either. Only 5.2% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, 20% of the U.S. Senate are women, and girls are 3x more likely to get depressed than boys.
We strongly believe one of the reasons why products like these sexist pens are being made is because our girls are not there yet. We bombard young girls to be the damsels in distress, tell them skinny is pretty, and that action figures are for boys. We don’t encourage them to be leaders.
To highlight these issues and steps to address it, we decided to put together a cute and simple infographic. We really hope the gender gap is something we can talk about when we are old and gray, so let’s empower our girls to be the amazing people they are!
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