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Does pink really stink? The gender-neutral parenting debate

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The way children are raised to be distinctly boys or girls is now questioned in mainstream culture. But reasonable parental worries about not wanting to limit aspirations have become a political minefield. If you let Jodie play with Barbie, are you implicitly endorsing the objectification of women?  If Johnny is allowed to dress up as a soldier, might he end up a macho misogynist? But is it fair or helpful to focus on childhood when it comes to our adult concerns about gender? Filmed at the Battle of Ideas in October 2015 this excellent panel clarify what’s going on and disagree on how we should approach the issue.

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