Addressing Individual Anxiety Caused by Differences and Change

For every girl who is tired of acting weak when she is strong, there is a boy who is
tired of appearing strong when he feels vulnerable.
For every girl who is tired of people not trusting her intelligence, there is a boy
who is burdened with the constant expectation of knowing everything.
For every girl who is tired of being called over-sensitive, there is a boy who is
denied the right to be gentle and weep
For every girl who is called unfeminine when she competes, there is a boy for
whom competition is the only way to prove his masculinity
For every girl who throws out her EZ bake oven, there is a boy who wishes to find
one
For every girl who takes a step toward her liberation, there is a boy who finds the
way to freedom has been made a little easier.
Author unknown (published in Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, Vol.17,
No.3)