This series of blogs is to give you some inspiration on how to talk to people about Gender Stereotypes and their effect on children.
#TalkingGender in the Early Years covers how to explain gender stereotypes and their harms to people who are not convinced, as well as tips for avoiding gender stereotypes when interacting with children.
Top 10 FAQs on Gender Equality in the Early Years covers all the common questions and myths we hear when discussing the harms of gender stereotypes and how to respond to them.
Being a Feminist Mum to Boys is a blog by Ella Duncan on the difficulties of gender friendly parenting.
Baby blues (and pinks): Queer Pregnancy and the Gender Stereotypes that Litter the Way is a blog by Jules Stapleton Barnes on throwing a gender friendly Baby Power not gendered Baby Shower!
He is boisterous, I was clumsy - Gendering Children's Behaviour is a blog by Maisie Geelen on the different ways we gender children's behaviour and how to avoid it.
Gender Friendly Gifts for Wee Ones is a blog by Amy Johnson and Nikki Chung on presents for children.
Feminist TV shows and films for Kids is a blog by Jenny Lester on the most enjoyable feminist screen time for kids.
What can you do?
If you agree that gender stereotypes are harmful to children, then join the movement for change!
1. Start Talking Gender – use our guides to have conversations with family, friends, nurseries, and teachers, about the harms of gender stereotypes on children
2. Download and print out our #AnyoneCanPlay posters and display them at home, at work, or give them to your child’s nursery
4. Donate – Help Zero Tolerance continue to lead work in primary prevention of men’s violence against women, through tackling gender inequality
Being a feminist mum to boys
Gender Friendly Gifts for Wee Ones
Gender Neutral Baby Showers
He was boisterous, I was clumsy - Gendering Children's Behaviour
Feminist Kids TV shows
Have we missed something?
Do you have any other strategies and tips for approaching these conversations?
If you have any useful resources or tips about how to talk to friends and family about gender, race, sexuality, and disability please just let us know – we’d love to include it here!