The Gender Trap: Parents and the Pitfalls of Raising Boys and Girls

The Gender Trap: Parents and the Pitfalls of Raising Boys and Girls


From the choice of toys, outfits, and actions to sorts of play and emotional expression, the kin is flooring 0 for the place teenagers know about gender. regardless of contemporary understanding that ladies should not too fragile to play activities and that boys can make the most of studying to prepare dinner, we nonetheless locate ourselves surrounded by means of restricted gender expectancies and protracted gender inequalities. in the course of the energetic and interesting tales of folks from quite a lot of backgrounds, The Gender Trap presents a close account of the way today’s mom and dad comprehend, implement, and withstand the gendering in their young ones. Emily Kane indicates how most fogeys make efforts to loosen gendered constraints for his or her childrens, whereas additionally undertaking a number of behaviors that reproduce characteristically gendered childhoods, finally arguing that traditional gender expectancies are deeply entrenched and that there's nice stress in trying to undo them whereas letting 'boys be boys' and 'girls be girls.'
 
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