We need to look at the gender norms that suggest men are worth more than women. A recent study found that children around the world are “straitjacketed” into gender roles in early adolescence, led to believe that girls are vulnerable and boys are strong and independent. Girls are taught to emphasise their physical appearance and are seen as potential targets and victims, while boys are viewed as predators. The good news is that because these are learned views and behaviours, they can be changed.