Making Gender Identity
A 5 year old hit the headlines recently as his parents and medical experts agreed that he was a girl trapped in a 5 year old boys body. A Canadian couple are bringing up their children gender neutrally. Is gender identity natural or nurtured? Can we, and should we, bring our children up to ignore gender stereotypes?
Martha Robinson, PhD student in neuroscience.
Jack Drescher, Gender Identity Disorder in children: an expert’s view, The Telegraph, 21/02/2012
Patrick West, ‘The most PC family in the world’ try raising a gender-neutral child. It’s been done before, and failed, The Telegraph, 25/05/2011
Cordelia Hebblethwaite, Sweden’s ‘gender-neutral’ pre-school, BBC News, 08/07/2011
Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender: the real science behind sex differences, Icon Books 2011