“Girls don’t cry for other girls.
They cry for themselves.
We need to be careful.
We can’t let our fear of a boy or the fear of an older girl become a reason to silence girls from expressing their feelings.”
– Karzod Od, an Israeli psychologist, on how boys are “too sensitive” about androgen levels.
The comments come just days after Dr. Karzad Od, a professor of psychology at Tel Aviv University, was criticized for comments on the importance of body image in girls.
Dr. Od, who is also a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, wrote in a Facebook post on August 15, “The fear of the future and the expectation of the past make us act on those fears.
This is how you make girls want to have a body they do not want to live with, or act out their desires, or take control of the situation.”
She said, “I don’t want girls to be afraid of being ‘too sensitive.’
They don’t need to feel scared about their bodies.
They need to have the courage to live their lives, regardless of how others view them.”
Dr. Karzan Od said he believes that “women have more courage than boys.”
He wrote: “There are some boys who, like the young girls, want to be fat and ugly and not feel good about themselves.
But there are also a lot of boys who want to look good and feel good and to feel happy.”
He continued, “Girls have less courage, and they have more self-confidence and confidence in their feelings.
Girls are not afraid of their bodies, and I’m not saying girls don’t have to be.”
Dr Karzd Od said the lack of female body confidence is why girls are so insecure about their appearance.
He explained, “They don’t feel confident about themselves, but they don’t look that way.
They feel like they don’ t fit in.”
Dr Marissa Geller, a lecturer in gender studies at the University of Colorado, said Dr. Od’s comments are particularly concerning because they show a gender gap in how girls and boys view body image.
“The message that girls are more vulnerable than boys is actually not true, and that’s what’s really disturbing,” said Geller.
She continued, “‘Boys are just shy,’ that they don t want to get involved with other boys.
It’s a kind of fear that girls don t have.”
Geller added, “And, even when it comes to bodies, boys are often more fearful of themselves.
Boys may have more feelings about their body than girls, but girls are not always afraid of the opposite.
That is what’s alarming about Dr. Kaczmarek’s comments.
This means that there are girls who have more of an insecurity about their looks than there are boys.”
Dr Kaczy said the comments are not only about Dr Karzody’s body image, but also the way girls and women are expected to look.
“Girls are taught that if they are ‘too feminine,’ that is, if they don ‘t wear makeup,’ that’s bad.
Girls aren’t taught that women have more agency,” he said.
“I think that this is part of the reason why women are so hesitant to speak up about their own bodies.”
Dr Geller said Dr Kaczynski’s comments “is a major problem, because we’re telling girls that they can’t express themselves as they wish, that they have to suppress their feelings,” and that this has led to a gender wage gap.