Our children are inundated by gender based stereotypes from a young age. Not only do they hear the stereotypes and infer what they should be, often being told blatantly so by others in their lives, but they are treated differently based on how people perceive them due to the stereotypes. Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett, in their book The Truth About Girls and Boys, acknowledge actual science that refutes these stereotypes and acknowledges the lack of difference between gender.
I would like to seen a revised and updated version which further addresses gender as a social construct.
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