Did you hear about the student who was asked to put on another shirt at school because her form was "distracting" to the boys in class? Yes, she was pulled out of class for not wearing a bra, while the boys weren't pulled out to be told to stop ogling. It gets worse. When the 17-year-old put on another shirt, she was asked to "jump around" to see what it would look like before being told to put band-aids over her nipples from the school nurse.
Another day, another 70 cents per dollar, another few months of pay less than a man's pay for the same work done--and much less if you are a woman of color. When will Equal Pay Day no longe be necessary in this country? Did you know that women lose more than $900 billion annually because of the wage gap? Can you imagine how much better our economy would be if women were paid fairly?
The old adage that girls mature faster than boys never seemed improbable to me. I was a first born daughter of three who was often mistaken as my sisters' parent, asked if I were going to college by age 10 and pretty much 50 years old by the time I was 14. I had no doubt that girls mature faster than boys.