Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health. Raising children in societies that adhere to rigid gender roles, with fixed ideas about what should be considered “masculine” and “feminine,” can actually be detrimental to their physical and mental health, according to a study that observed 14-year-olds’ interactions over a three month period.
“Usually we think of gender as natural and biological, but it’s not… We actually construct it in ways that have problematic and largely unacknowledged health risks,” lead researcher Maria do Mar Pereira, the deputy director for the University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, explained in an interview with ThinkProgress. Pereira drew her conclusions after being embedded in a class of teenagers in Lisbon, Portugal. Pereira observed both boys and girls regulating their behavior in potentially harmful ways in order to adhere to gender norms. Comment élever des féministes. J’ai trois fils âgés de deux, trois et cinq ans et j’ai toujours trouvé essentiel de leur inculquer des valeurs féministes.
En finir avec la fabrique des garçons. Pour ce premier Top10 de l'été, on se demande si les difficultés scolaires des garçons au collège ne trouvent pas leur origine dans les messages paradoxaux qu'ils reçoivent pour la construction de leur identité masculine.
Une fois par mois, retrouvez sur notre site les Inédits du CNRS, des analyses scientifiques originales publiées en partenariat avec Libération. (link is external) Quelque chose ne tourne pas rond chez les garçons. 10 Simple Words Every Girl Should Learn. Men interrupt women, speak over them, and discount their contributions to a discussion with surprising regularity.
Here’s how women should respond. “Stop interrupting me.” Peppersongg: paperwhale: peppersongg: These... Gender and the Body Language of Power. Accueil - Zéro Cliché ! "Gender Reveal Parties" In Utero? On my way to work this morning I heard a radio ad from a local 3-D/4-D ultrasound company that was touting its giant screen and seating capacity for 20 so you can host your very own "gender reveal party" during your pregnancy.
For those of you who read my previous post on boys will be boys, you won't be surprised to find out that this was troubling to me for several reasons:Calling it a "gender reveal party" is a misnomer. Gender is a socially constructed category that is culturally specific and based on a set of behaviors that are developed through relationships in an ongoing way that includes how one presents oneself and interacts with others.
3rd Grade Teacher Reminds Boy Writing is for Girls. By Lisa Wade, PhD, Mar 21, 2014, at 09:00 am.
Tempeh-princess: afternoonsnoozebutton: Have... The real boy crisis: 5 ways America tells boys not to be “girly” The ability to feel what others feel has many well-documented benefits, including, for empathetic people, greater psychological and physical health.
The real and socially significant positive impact of empathy, however, is the ways in which it affects behavior toward others. People who are empathetic are less aggressive and prone to denigrate others; they are predisposed to act with care and compassion; they have increased egalitarian beliefs and act with less prejudice and stereotype-based hatred. Empathetic behaviors, however, are associated with being female. And weak. The stereotypes that plague our lives teach that the characteristics of empathetic understanding are feminine: listening, sensitivity, quiet consideration and gentleness.
Expression and empathy are closely related for children. [HUMEUR] Fille = jolie ; garçon = fort (Petit Bateau). DANGER. Peut-être avez-vous entendu parler de cette polémique sur les derniers bodys de la marque Petit Bateau pour les nourrissons.
Des livres antisexistes pour enfants. Le titre de cette chronique est une phrase que j’ai entendue en tant que vendeur, comme de nombreux vendeurs qui, comme moi, ont travaillé dans des magasins où l’on vend à la fois des jouets et des livres.
Pour certaines personnes, on offre donc des livres aux filles et pas aux garçons. Vous l’aurez compris, une nouvelle fois, on va parler de sexisme. Dans la famille Porchon, il y a Monsieur Porchon (qui a un important travail), Patrick et Simon Porchon (qui vont dans une importante école) et Madame Porchon (qui fait la vaisselle, le ménage, la cuisine… avant de se rendre à son travail). Le matin, avant que Monsieur porchon parte à son important travail et que les enfants partent à leur importante école ils demandent à Madame Porchon de se dépêcher d’apporter le petit déjeuner.
How To Break The Ice With Little Girls That Doesn't Involve Commenting On Their Appearance. This originally appeared on The Daily Life.
Republished here with permission. Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is for people to stop objectifying my daughter. 5 Myths About Gender Neutral Parenting. How To Break The Ice With Little Girls That Doesn't Involve Commenting On Their Appearance. Tea and Feminism. Remember Storm? Checking in on the baby being raised gender-neutral. It's been more than two years since we first met a chubby-cheeked 4-month-old named Storm. Back then, Storm's parents weren't saying whether their child was a boy or a girl. In an attempt to mitigate at least some of the gendered messages children are blitzed with, only a handful of people knew the baby's sex.
"A tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a standup to what the world could become in Storm's lifetime (a more progressive place? ...) ," parents Kathy Witterick and David Stocker wrote in an email to family and friends after their third child's birth. The Toronto couple wanted Storm to share his or her gender when the time felt right. These days, they're sticking with that plan. Storm — who turns 3 in January — is a busy, chatty, toddler whose current infatuations include peanut butter and playing with sock puppets.
Girl's Gone Child: "We need more Maps to Manhood." 24 Kids Who Are Clearly Being Raised Right. Fille n’est pas un gâteau. Why Gender-Specific Toys Are Harming Girls. Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Clarissa D on 10/14/2013 The majority of the Toys R Us Lego Isle is a very familiar shade of blue, copyrighted and trademarked, and gleaming under the florescent lights. In one brightly lit section, however, pink reigns supreme: the section full of toys marketed to little girls. Stéréotypes de genre. Le point de vue psychosociale Les attentes parentales et l’influence parentale Nous l’avons compris l’image de chaque sexe que l’enfant va incorporer tout au long de sa vie commence très tôt par différents agents de socialisation comme la littérature, la télévision mais avant tout les attentes parentales. Ces attitudes et comportements sont généralement appris d'abord dans la maison et sont alors renforcés par les pairs de l'enfant, l'expérience de l’école, et le visionnement de la télévision entre autres.
Stride Rite needs to give kid more choices, not less. Since my letter to Stride Rite about how its gender stereotyped marketing limits all kids, hundreds of commenters on Jezebel, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Fox News, and this blog are upset for the same reason: (This one from Daily Mail) Normal boys will NOT wear pink, girly shoes. It’s just a fact of nature. That is the reason society and marketers accept different preferences for different genders. Even little kids have a wage gap.
'Boys will be boys' in U.S., but not in Asia. May 22, 2013 — A new study shows there is a gender gap when it comes to behavior and self-control in American young children -- one that does not appear to exist in children in Asia. In the United States, girls had higher levels of self-regulation than boys. Self-regulation is defined as children's ability to control their behavior and impulses, follow directions, and persist on a task.
It has been linked to academic performance and college completion, in past studies by Oregon State University researchers. How to Talk to Little Girls. I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that pretty ruffled gown, you gorgeous thing!” Www.toutalego.com/2013/01/6-ans-et-deja-sexistes.html. Cookies or careers? Public release date: 8-Apr-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Kathleen Dennykdenny@socy.umd.edu Sociologists for Women in Society College Park, Md.
—Nearly 5 million American children participate in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, but until now no one has looked at the gender messages young people get when they start collecting those coveted badges. Kathleen Denny, a sociology graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, analyzed scouting manuals and found that—despite positive aspects—today's scouts are being fed stereotypical ideas about femininity and masculinity.