Children learn whatever we teach them, so we're pretty much responsible for how they turn out, a good upbringing molds a child into a good human being and a bad upbringing is the number one source of all problems in this world.
All adults should aspire to be good role models, a positive role model serves as an example that inspires children toward meaningful lives, but on the other hand, any bad or toxic behavior in front of children can have a very negative impact on them.
Raising a child is a continuous process, adults need to constantly monitor their behavior and make sure they don't accidentally teach their child something toxic, like for example sexism.
People and specifically boys aren't born sexist, adults indoctrinate them into being sexist through various daily interactions, they tell their sons that certain things are for "girls" and they make it seem like it's shameful to use or wear something that is meant for girls.
Artist Damian Alexander decided to address this topic through his beautiful illustrations where he perfectly explains how adults encourage sexism every day without even realizing it.
Damian said “Growing up, my favourite character was Matilda. She was so smart, and I related to her feeling out of place in her family.” “The telekinesis thing was also really exciting for me. Then there’s Anne of Green Gables, Hermione from Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Mulan, and so many more. I think it’s because girl characters tend to use creative problem solving instead of outright violence, and I found that a lot more engaging.” in an interview with Bored Panda.
He would've chosen that from the beginning if that's what he wanted.
As if it really matters that much.
It's not bad at all, people need to start seeing that.
Any admirable person is worth admiring, regardless of their gender.
It's obviously way more complicated than that
We don't have to forcefully involve ourselves in these things because they don't really matter to us, but they do matter to kids.