gender

Why Jane Reads Better Than Jack – Parents Article

Source: Gaelle Marcel/Unsplash Shared beliefs about boys’ and girls’ reading abilities are markedly gendered and are, in fact, stereotypes. Two we know well: Boys are good at math; girls, at reading. It is alarming that gender stereotypes have such a profound effect on children’s reading and at young ages. Francesca Muntoni and her colleagues at the University of Hamburg wanted to know if classmates’ and students’ own stereotypes favoring girls in reading affected reading outcomes. She and her colleagues went…

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Dads Bond With Their Sons Too – Parents Article

Over the last few days, in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, a touching clip has been making the rounds. It features an ESPN anchor losing her composure while recounting a conversation she had with the NBA legend about his role as a father to three daughters (he hadn’t yet had his fourth). The popular, and polarizing, player gushed about how much he loved being a “girl dad,” and after her story went viral, dads and daughters everywhere gushed…

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What Being Drugged and Robbed Taught Me About Rape Culture – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/newbeezer.com) I’d only been conscious for a half-hour or so, and I was fighting tears because as a general rule, I don’t cry in front of my friends unless things are very, very bad. This was close. Maybe just one ‘very.’ But one of my first and most potent thoughts was the realization that this is what women have to be mentally and emotionally vigilant against ALL THE TIME, and I’d been privileged to live more than 40 years without…

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The most loyal employees ever are working moms with good bosses – Parents Article

In the decade since I first became a mom, I’ve had good bosses, bad bosses and a few halfway in between. The bad bosses scared me because I’m a single mom and I have mouths to feed and limits on how much work I can do. The halfway ones left me wary because I was never sure where I stood. And the good ones? They have had my undying loyalty every time because anyone who appreciates a working mom gets…

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‘I’m trans because that’s who I am’ ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM – Parents Article

BLOOM: What does it mean to be transgender? Logan Wong: It’s when the gender you’re assigned at birth doesn’t match with what you believe to be your gender. Trans is an umbrella. It can mean you’re a guy, you’re a woman, or you’re both. There are new labels coming up every day. BLOOM: How did you recognize you were transgender? Logan Wong: I came out publicly last September. But I’ve known I was trans since I was seven. When I…

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A Day Without A Woman; Protesting The Protest – Single Dad, Parents Article

The need for women is no more or less essential than the need for men. Mothers are no more important than fathers. Wives are no more important than husbands. However, I don’t hear any men threatening to stay home to protest the fact that they are much more likely to die or be injured in workplace accidents (because they are more likely to take the dangerous and higher paying jobs). I don’t hear men threatening to stay home because they…

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Hey Women; You Are Not Oppressed! – Single Dad, Parents Article

Yes, I know all the standard rhetoric spewed by feminists and liberal politicians. “it’s a fact, there are more sexual assaults now than ever before!”“it’s been proven that women are paid less than men!”“women have a right to affordable healthcare and abortions!” Well ladies (and gentlemen who have put your testicles away for safe keeping), at the risk of surely being labeled a sexist and misogynist, I’m just going to say what everyone else is afraid to say to you;…

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