As regular readers know, I’m working on a feminist book about parenting. Will you help me write a better, more inclusive project by answering some questions?
This week’s topic: children’s perceptions (& policing) of gender:
- Do you have a story that illuminates your child’s (or any child’s) understanding of what gender is and how it works? Do you remember anything about your own childhood experience of gender?
- Have you witnessed children acting as the self-appointed gender police, trying to make sure other children present ‘correctly’? Share stories and/or thoughts, please.
- By commenting on this post, you are giving me permission to quote what you say here in my book. Please indicate the age(s) of your child or children, as well as whether you’d like to be identified by full name, first name only, or a pseudonym of your choice if I end up using your words.
- Feel free to email your responses instead of commenting here, if you prefer: molly at firsttheegg dot com.
- Please answer any question (or questions) that strikes your fancy, in any way, at any length. Anything relevant to these topics is welcome, even if what you have to say is not really related to the questions. I’m so grateful for any thoughts you offer!