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Kids' Gender Roles

Pink Is for Girls and Purple Is for Boys

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

It's 2014. This all seems so archaic. Can't we all agree to let our kids like what they like without imposing on them an old-fashioned, arbitrary view about colors? They're just colors!

The Surprising Way Gender Norms May Endanger Our Health

Livescience | Agata Blaszczak-Boxe | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer 04/16/2014 03:20 AM EDT LiveScience Teenage girls who see themselves as the most feminine and teenage boys wh...

Denver Mother Teaches School A Lesson About Gender Discrimination

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Sometimes it seems like the whole world is conspiring against your daughter’s self-esteem: the ads in her magazines, the characters on her tv shows,...

The Real Reason I Worry About My Daughter Dressing Like A Boy

Posted 04.25.2013 | Parents

Women in 24 cities across the country will participate in the reading series Listen to Your Mother in celebration of Mother's Day (May 12) this year. ...

The Internet Has An Opinion

Kelly Byrom | Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Kelly Byrom

This isn't a case of parents trying to exploit their children. My hope is that by sharing our story we will meet other people with kids like Twirl who also start showing who their kids are. Then maybe we can get to a point where a boy playing with girl things is just as normal as a girl playing with boy things.

My Son Wore A Dress For Halloween

Kelly Byrom | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Kelly Byrom

My family lives in a very conservative area, and we aren't exactly walking into open arms in our community when we go trick-or-treating. This is the second year our son has worn a dress on Halloween. Last year he went as Minnie Mouse.

The Great Irrelevant Princess Debate

Jenn Horton | Posted 12.31.2012 | Parents
Jenn Horton

This year, my 4 ½ year old daughter Zoe wanted to be a princess for Halloween. Nothing wrong with that... or is there?

On Praising Tomboys and Rejecting Feminine Boys

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 03.10.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

Teaching the lesson that things associated with females are considered weak or soft and things associated with men are considered strong, at such a young age, is a dangerous and slippery slope.

Can We Let Boys Be Girls And Girls Be Boys?

Victoria Z. Wilson, J.D., Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2011 | Women
Victoria Z. Wilson, J.D., Ph.D.

Kirk's tragic story suggests that failing to validate our children's burgeoning identity and pressuring them to adopt societal stereotypes results in long-term self-loathing and maladjustment and, possibly, self-annihilation.