Gender Stereotypes

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 13.02.2017 | 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.

Dad Asks John Lewis: 'What Makes This Unsuitable For My Daughter?'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has called out John Lewis for labelling a lunchbox as being just for boys. Politician Joshua Peck shared a photo of the label on the the navy pr...

We Need To Combat Outdated Stereotypes To Attract More Women Into STEM Careers

Dr Hayaatun Sillem | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Hayaatun Sillem

Engineering is so much more than this outdated stereotype. Engineering is about designing and delivering systems that facilitate education and healthcare, enhance quality of life, and help to eliminate global poverty. Engineers have been in the driving seat of social change for centuries - from bringing electricity to billions to helping to eradicate life-threatening disease.

Women And The Motherhood Complex

Jennie Watkin | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jennie Watkin

Now, I wish to take a step back for a moment. You may be thinking it is strange for me to say 'mothers from day one', but it is true. If you look at the toys advertised for girls even today - what do we have? Garish amounts of playthings that are designed to ingrain a want in young girls to be perfect little wives and moulded into aspiring little mummies when they grow up.

Parents Outraged At Sainsbury's 'Sexist' Slogans On Children's T-Shirts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are pretty miffed at Sainsbury’s for two slogans they’ve put on their kids’ clothes for girls and boys. Photos of the children’s tops...

Russell Brand Won't 'Impose' A Gender On His Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Parents

Russell Brand has said he won’t “impose” a gender on his child when they are born. The 41-year-old comedian, whose girlfriend Laura Gallacher is...

Boy Wearing Fairy Dress Told: 'You Should Be A Superhero'

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has criticised Sainsbury’s after a delivery driver reportedly told her four-year-old boy that he shouldn’t wear a sparkly fairy dress. Isaa...

Giovanna Fletcher Praised For Photo Of Son With A Pram

Amy Packham | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents

Giovanna Fletcher has been praised by parents for breaking gender stereotypes by letting her son play with a pram. The 31-year-old mum, who recently r...

Girl Calls Out Tesco For 'Sexist' Kids' Clothes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old girl has called out Tesco over the slogans used on their kids’ clothing. Daisy Edmonds was in a branch of the supermarket in Swind...

This Toy Advert Is Smashing Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

A kids’ toy advert is being praised for breaking gender stereotypes and sending a positive message to children. Smyths Toys recreated Beyonce’s ...