This National Geographic piece is eye-opening and sad: Children know about gender issues. A sampling: At nine, youngsters from China to Canada and Kenya to Brazil describe big dreams for future careers—but the boys don’t see their gender as an impediment, while the girls, all too frequently, do.
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Raising Elvis: Read this beautiful essay
Leftover sends this, a beautiful essay about raising boys and girls. Here’s an excerpt: I’d had three miscarriages after my three girls and before Henry’s birth. I had been flush with grief. I was delighted with my family but had wanted more children—not necessarily a boy or a girl, just another baby. When my body …
Hey, kids! Scholastic Books has your gender-specific, misogynistic nonsense right here!
Check out Scholastic’s “How to Survive Anything” series. Boys are taught to survive things like shark attacks. Girls are taught to survive a fashion disaster. Help me, Jesus. Fortunately, DickG., who sent the link, was not the first to notice the problem, and Scholastic responded by saying they didn’t print that many of the books, …
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Mothers, let your babies grow up to play video games
But most especially, let your daughters do that. It just might lessen the gender gap in technology, says Dana Goldstein at Slate. Goldstein writes: The tech gap begins at home, where boys get their first computers and video game consoles at a younger age than girls and are more likely to play with toys that …
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