Posted by: bestoffair | August 18, 2010

Science catches up with uncommon sense

See here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/15/girls-boys-think-same-way

Yes, it’s just one small group of scientists, pushing and shoving against a rabble who remain deeply invested in the Status Quo.

But still.

I love having these studies to gently push back to people who tell me their children do/don’t do xyz, as opposed to friends’ children, because they’re boys.  I finally feel supported in my time-to-time requests and reminders to people to try to use non-gendered language (when, for example, expressing the notion that, “All men say shitty things from time to time, so women who love them just have to deal with that.”  Actually, scratch that example.  Too much there to try to unpack in one short post).

Let’s have more!

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