Although they do a majority of their learning through observation of their peers in social situations, children’s groundwork for understanding gender is largely influenced by the adults they see in their family systems. If you don’t talk about gender, children will learn society’s gender model. Here are five ways to facilitate your child’s gender autonomy.
Aside from all the merriment that “Over the Hill” jokes bring, something deeper is also allowing for everyone to see making fun of all of the stereotypes of older age as being necessary and perhaps the only way to “deal with” getting older. Which social and cultural condition makes this type of thinking possible? Well, not to put too fine a point on it: ageism.
When it comes to sexuality and feminism, one of the biggest roadblocks that we face – both in unlearning our own educations and in teaching others – is how social messages conflict with our own authenticity. What are some ways in which we can transform public thought about sexual “norms” and reconcile our feminist beliefs with social norms surrounding sex?