Here’s a question for you: Would you consider things like recycling, littering, cutting back on electricity, or wasting water to have a gender identity tied to it?
Apparently, research shows more women care about the environment than men. On top of that, the stereotype suggests environmentally-friendly acts are more feminine than masculine.
When we say environmentally-friendly acts, some examples are purchasing eco-friendly products, going on certain diets, recycling, cutting back on electricity and water usage, and all things that pertain to “going green”.
Studies have shown these sorts of activities and ideologies are seen more present in women than men. Not to tick men off even more, but it further suggests that this is because of a lack of self-confidence.
Men who are more comfortable with their “manhood” (as they described it) are more likely to join the green movement and start buying the eco-friendly products or losing the plastic bag when grocery shopping.
Either way, at the end of the day, it’s important for everybody to care for our world we live on. How comfortable are you with “going green”?