[vc_row type=”full_width_content” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” bg_image=”273951″ bg_position=”left top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” top_padding=”8%” bottom_padding=”8%” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”padding-15-percent” column_padding_position=”all” centered_text=”true” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”A few words on gender inequality and parenting.” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”fadeInUp”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” top_padding=”6%” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]“Wow Ella, you’re so beautiful”
“I love your sweater”
“Your eyes are so pretty”

Just a selection of things I would say to my daughter on a normal day.

And I hate myself for it.
Because, if I’m really honest, I would probably never had said this would she have been a boy. I would have complimented him on being strong. Maybe made some extra compliments on his efforts to crawl or stand. Made a remark about him being smart.
But not about him being beautiful, having pretty eyes or about his clothing.

But I did.
Because she is a girl.

As long as I keep complimenting my daughter on how shallow things like how beautiful she is rather than true achievements I have a long way to go in gender equality.
And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.

My next compliment will be on her distance peeing skills.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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