Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Gender socialization: Fathers are the culprits!

Part of the reason boys tear around recklessly having more accidents while girls are more cautious is no doubt due to their biological differences. But it could also have to do with parents treating young boys and girls differently. Now Lisa Hagan and Janet Kuebli have found tentative evidence that it is principally fathers, as opposed to mothers, who are responsible for treating girls and boys differently.

More here. Unlike me (see the title), the researchers make it clear that the evidence, being from a very narrow domain, is just tentative.

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Here's one father on how he raises his daughters in a way that minimizes the effects of societally imposed gender stereotypes [via DesiPundit].