Monday, August 4, 2008

"Doin' What Comes Nurturally!" We Are the People Our Context Tells Us We Are

In a study from the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is an article that looks at how we learn our gender-constructed roles, asking the question: do we learn to be boys and girls, and all that comes with being "boys and girls" innately? Or are we taught these things?

The study supports the theory that we learn what it means to be a "girl or boy," or "man or woman," or "female and male," from the world, the context, the home, in which we live, grow up, and are nurtured by. This stuff isn't innate: it is learned behaviors.

Enjoy the article: click here.



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