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Let Toys Be Toys: why we need to stop gender stereotyping children

Christmas is on its way!  Have you sent your list to Santa?

Whether you know kids or not, you probably have noticed how brands advertise toys… 384 more words


Africa (Nigeria): ECOWAS Court challenges vagrancy laws that target women

Many thanks to Benson Chakaya, an M.Phil candidate in the LL.M./M.Phil (Sexual & Reproductive Rights in Africa) degree program at the Center for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.  1,232 more words


Body Types - Thin Or Fat - Are Really Nobody's Else's Business. Except Yours.

What is common between the following terms — “Sunkri, Shuntki, Lamppost, Kite, Asparagus, Palmtree, Knitting needle, Pencil, etc.” These are some of the epithets assigned to thin girls living in the ‘neo-politically right feminist’ world.  720 more words


Boys will be boys and other such bullshit.

I hear it a lot, boys will be boys. I do wonder what does that mean, that boys will be boys and girls bitches and we can all rest easy in our safe self designed boxes of denial. 448 more words


Trading Places

In which our reluctant hero is surprised to be gender stereotyped by a four year old. Probably.

In a change from Tuesday’s normal pre-bedtime routine, our four year old daughter decided to decorate our bedroom. 856 more words


Stop saying "I fail to see the problem". Why gender stereotyping is about so much more than pink and blue. 

I’m a woman in Technology and after realising that the vast vast majority of CVs I receive are from males, I started investigating the problem. It went all the way back to kids. 1,396 more words

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