Listen to some boys talk about their plans to be 'manly.'

A bunch of kids sitting around a TV have their own ideas about gender stereotypes.

Listen to some boys talk about their plans to be 'manly.'

What's it mean to be a man?


That's the question these boys — and a few girls — are thinking about. They're watching one supposedly masculine image after another on TV.

These kids are not buying what they see.

76% of us don't believe in stereotypes, according to research, and 91% of people surveyed think they're harmful. 54% believe they're especially harmful to kids.

These young kids have already figured out that stereotypes aren't real. They see being yourself as more important than fitting someone else's image of what a man is supposed to be.

They're just too busy getting to know themselves. And they like who they're turning out to be.

If that doesn't fit the stereotype, no biggie. The "real men" they see — and the people they're turning out to become — are more interesting than any stereotype.

They see it around their houses.

And their own interests just mean too much to them.

One points out that the idea that only some toys are for boys is silly.

What makes the "perfect man"?

Another boy adds, about the perfect man: "And he likes caring for animals."

These boys and girls have the right idea.

Hopefully their generation is finally growing up in a world where all these senseless limitations no longer apply. Those limitations belong to a past that's passed.

He knows the old rules don't apply.

Here's what they said:


Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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