Gender Stereotypes

Gabby Logan Encourages Her 11-Year-Old Twins To Embrace 'Gender Fluidity'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents

Gabby Logan has said she allows her 11-year-old children to experiment with their clothes and hobbies, rather than forcing gender stereotypes on them....

Three Reasons Why Father's Day Should Be Abolished

Jeremy Davies | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jeremy Davies

The last thing dads need, therefore, is LESS time being hands-on parents. If dads were given a day off work on Father's Day, it might be worth celebrating. So if you're an employer who wants to keep your workforce happy, let your dads go home early on Friday...or give them a day off on Monday. Otherwise, let's see Father's Day for what it is: a wasted opportunity.

Cara Delevingne Applauded For Challenging Gender Stereotypes With Photo Of Adorable Boy In A Skirt

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents

Cara Delevingne is proving boys look every bit as stylish in skirts as little girls do, with her latest Instagram snap. The 24-year-old model shared a...

Mum Rewrites Daughter's Sexist Homework, Adds A Feminist Twist Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum decided to rewrite her daughter’s homework worksheet to give it a feminist twist after being frustrated by the sexist message it was sending. ...

Parents Criticise Burger King For Giving Out Kids' Meal Boxes Based On Gender

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents

Parents have criticised Burger King for focusing on a child’s gender when choosing which toys to hand out with their kids’ meals. The fast food ch...

The Stigma Of Therapy: Stop Teaching Boys Not To Cry

Katie Silver | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Silver

The idea for this article came to me on a Megabus on the way to Leeds from London; a five hour journey solo and without wifi (Lord have mercy), so it is only apt that I eventually get round to writing the article on another journey, although this time to Edinburgh, and thankfully not a Megabus.

Why Diversity In Dolls Matters For Girls And Boys: One Family's Mission To Shake Up The Toy Market

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum and dad who were frustrated by the lack of diversity among the dolls available for their son, have taken matters into their own hands and create...

This Project Hopes To Help Men Forget Masculine Stereotypes And 'Understand Themselves As Individuals'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For too long, boys and men have been led to believe that “being a man” means being strong and silent, particularly when it comes to sharing their ...

Men Are Not Happy With This 'Demeaning' Baby Onesie Aimed At Dads

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Parents

A dad was left pretty miffed when he came across a children’s onesie that instructed men how to dress their baby. Reddit user Voldemort_Putin shared...

BBC Dad Parody Shows How A Mum Would Handle It, But Not Everyone Is Laughing

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents

A parody of dad Robert Kelly’s BBC interview being interrupted by his kids has been criticised for being “sexist”. New Zealand satirical program...

My Son Has A Doll. The End

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

When my children wrote their Christmas lists for Santa, the contents were not that surprising based on what their interests are.   My daughter wrote hers very studiously and in great detail.   I helped my son with his, given that he is only three.  His list was just the loveliest list.   It comprised two things: Loads of ninjas, and loads of babies.

The Young Brown Girl In The Headscarf

Zobia Shahid | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zobia Shahid

all women everywhere I am not an assortment of labels, or boxes, or tags. The stereotypes that you attach to me, consciously or subconsciously, the person you assume me to be simply upon seeing me, is more reflective of who you are, than who I am.

Marks & Spencer Criticised Over 'Sexist' School Uniform Labels Advertising 'Less Work For Mum'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents

Marks & Spencer has been criticised for the labels on their school uniform that assume it’s a mum’s job to take responsibility for it. Twitter us...

Parents Are Not Happy With The 'Gender Stereotyping' Of These ELC Fancy Dress Costumes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

Parents have called on the Early Learning Centre (ELC) to address the “gender stereotyping” in its advert for children’s fancy dress costumes. M...

Kids Smash Online Gaming Gender Stereotypes With Their Own Character Creations

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

A teacher who became increasingly concerned about the gender stereotypes portrayed in online games for kids decided to do something about it. Faye Ell...

Some Women Are From Mars. Some Men Are From Venus

Mairi Macleod | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

They had a couple of the little people on the red sofa, and I have to say, I totally fell in love with feisty little Eva. The 5-year-old totally nailed the whole male-female difference issue; one that social commentators and academics have been fighting about for years.

Man Calls Out Supermarket For Selling Kids' Birthday Cards That Portray Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Parents

A former politician has called out Waitrose for selling a selection of children’s birthday cards that portray gender stereotypes for boys and girls....

Will Smith Perfectly Summed Up Why We Shouldn't Impose Gender Stereotypes On Our Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents

Will Smith gave some pretty great advice to parents with children who don’t conform to stereotypical gender roles. The 48-year-old actor touched on ...

People Aren't Happy With Next Selling This Girls' T-shirt Saying 'With The Band'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents

A woman has called out Next for selling a girls’ T-shirt bearing the slogan “with the band”. Marie Nixon, from Sunderland, tweeted out a photo ...

Being A Man Starts With Challenging Gender Stereotypes Age Three

Rachel Bell | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Rachel Bell

bmm banner.jpg Pro-actively challenging limiting gender stereotypes through parenting and education from pre-school will help boys survive the limiting norms of masculinity that they're under immense pressure to conform to. Norms that stifle their expression, exploration and stamp out their rich and varied humanity.

Meet The 'Mannies' Proving Childcare Is Not Just A Woman's Job

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents

Two men are determined to convince more families the value of employing males in childcare to destigmatise the idea it’s a role “just for women”...

The Great Gender Gap Debate: Is The Internet Bias To Either Sex?

Phillip Othen | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

The amount of sexism on the internet is depressingly self-evident. Women in particular who speak their minds online are frequently attacked on the bas...

Mum Asks How To 'Put Her Son Off Wanting To Do Ballet' And Parents Aren't Happy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum caused a debate online when she asked parents on a forum how she could “put her son off” wanting to do ballet. Mumsnet user Ironriver said s...

Listen Up, Ad Industry - A Boy In A Dress Isn't Revolutionary

Jonathan Davies | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Davies

But is a little boy in a dress really revolutionary? I don't think so. Children aren't born with any preconceptions about what is and isn't socially 'acceptable' - all they want to do is learn about the world around them through play.

'Mum, Where Were You The Day Trump Was Elected?'

Nick Compton | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Compton

Would you do something for me? It will only take a moment of your time if you have a second to spare. Please. Turn to the person next to you and ask them if they're okay. Ask them if they need advice or a friend. Ask them if they need a shoulder to cry on.