However, would parents even prefer their daughters be "pretty", or their sons athletic if it weren't for societal pressures?
You can only blame society for so much before the blame falls at the feet of the individual. And the sad fact is that too often those of us on the left wing of the political spectrum lionise the working classes whilst overlooking their rampant bigotry and medieval values system.
Consider how many resources are open to us, whether you be a factory worker or a street cleaner, consider how many outlets there are which show us the fallacy of gender roles, homophobia and other beloved prejudices which refuse to die.
Then have a five minute talk with the average worker bee, and see just how quickly they blame every f*cking problem on immigrants, gays, gay immigrants and anyone with a different skin colour.
It's not society that creates this bigotry, it's not the education system which ingrains it, it's them, it's just them.They're bad people, and they raise their sons to be stupid and their daughters to be weak.
They're ignorant and they wear it like a badge of honour, and I think it's time we stopped blaming ourselves when those around us refuse to better themselves.