I was never in a tutu and had bruises all over my legs from climbing trees, but yeah...>> i played in the mud with my brothers, in our underwear. I had cuts all over my face and played with Indians ( this one boy was really fun, he taught me how to swim)
Sad but true. We simply must change this. Around the age of 12 (usually when puberty sets in) a girl loses half her self-esteem. The most she will possibly regain is about 80% of what she lost. And we like to think our society is evolved. Our children deserve better.