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Listen: How to talk to kids about gender roles and stereotypes

"Right from the beginning, from the choice of the colours of the clothes to the toys, everything should be based more on interest than gender."

Boys must be strong and girls can be anything they want, but looks matter

This contributes to the feeling among girls that they’re undervalued and objectified by boys, researchers said. Pressures on boys can also leave them with low self-esteem and more likely to be victims of violence or accidents.


Parenthesis: How to raise a child without gender biases

A child doesn’t jump on the sofa because he is a boy. He jumps on the sofa because he is allowed.

‘Why don’t we gift kitchen sets to boys or cricket sets to girls?’

"When my son was about two years old, his favourite colours were pink and blue. Soon after he started play school, he came home and declared that he no longer wanted to use anything pink since it was a 'girl' colour."

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A Beauty Pageant For The Misidentified Gender

Two young women from Mumbai await their next big test, the finals of India’s first beauty pageant for trans-women, to be held in New Delhi this August. Born as male children to families in small-town India, the soul-sisters have had gender reassignment surgery and have found careers to pursue in Mumbai. And their hope now […]