We are looking for blogs about personal experience of Talking Gender on gender stereotypes and the harms they can cause in children.
Who we want to write
We are looking for people who have children or who work with children (in nurseries, early primary schools, and as child minders) who agree that gender stereotyping is harmful to children.
A guide for last-minute, Christmas-tired, parents and family
It’s that time of year when parents can be swamped by pink and blue presents. As the mother of a wee three years old boy (who’s birthday also happens to be Christmas day) who loves pink and rainbows, getting barraged with angry toy cars and action men can be tiresome.
In the run-up to our annual Write to End Violence Against Women Awards, we have created a short summary of all the biggest women’s news stories over the last 12 months.
Maria Sofou, a student in Gender Studies at Stirling University, has been researching our archives and finding out more about our 1992 campaign.
The way that the Zero Tolerance campaign successfully framed the gendered nature of violence was part of the reason it was so innovative. It began from the premise that men are the predominantly the perpetrators of sexual assault and child abuse, and women and children are usually the targets of such violence. the campaign shifted the discussion from something that was deemed private, and the woman’s responsibility, to calling on all men to assume responsibility and end all violence. However, successfully challenging the dominant discourse of the time, by articulating a counter-hegemonic understanding of men’s sexual violence against women and children, was not the campaign’s sole legacy.
By Susan Murray, Zero Tolerance Co-director
You can’t beat a powerful advertising campaign. They have the potential to make you stop, reflect, change your perceptions or buying habits. However, in this world of mass media, it’s harder to get messages heard above the noise.