'American gender categories are more rigid now than at any time in history'
'There’s a word for what’s happening here: misogyny. When school officials and parents send a message to children that “boyish” girls are badass but “girlish” boys are embarrassing, they are telling kids that society values and rewards masculinity, but not femininity. They are not just keeping individual boys from free self-expression, but they are keeping women down too.'
'It’s a societal loss that so many men grow up believing that showing aggression and stifling emotion are the ways to signal manhood. '