The Gender Trap: Parents and the Pitfalls of Raising Boys

The Gender Trap: Parents and the Pitfalls of Raising Boys and Girls This was pretty overwhelming to read on the edge of parenting, but I m so glad I did I highly recommend it. An excellent book to think about as an adult, separate from any interest in child raising. From the selection of toys, clothes, and activities to styles of play and emotional expression, the family is ground zero for where children learn about gender Despite recent awareness that girls are not too fragile to play sports and that boys can benefit from learning to cook, we still find ourselves surrounded by limited gender expectations and persistent gender inequalities Through the lively and engaging stories of parents from a wide range of backgrounds, The Gender Trap provides a detailed account of how today s parents understand, enforce, and resist the gendering of their children Emily Kane shows how most parents make efforts to loosen gendered constraints for their children, while also engaging in a variety of behaviors that reproduce traditionally gendered childhoods, ultimately arguing that conventional gender expectations are deeply entrenched and that there is great tension in attempting to undo them while letting boys be boys and girls be girls Instructor s Guide Academic but interesting research on how parents think of and raise children based on gender. This is a very interesting and important topic, but the way the book was constructed was a little bit confusing for instance when the author quotes a parent in the section talking about another parent. A really great and thorough analysis of how parents play a role in gendering their children Especially recommend for expecting parents or really anyone interested in gender. I read this book for class I would recommend it to parents who don t get gender or parents who want to challenge it Also, it s good for a Sex and Gender class, which is where I read the book So, for any professors out there 306.874 K1625 2012 The book had a very scholarly tone, which appealed to me initially But I kept reading other books instead of it It is filled with descriptive interviews with parents about gender which the author has categorized into naturalizers, cultivators, refiners, innovators, and resisters It is ironic that in trying to break down the rigid categorization of gender, she has created her own categorizations I found her analysis confining rather than elucidating and not sufficient for representing the b The book had a very scholarly tone, which appealed to me initially But I kept reading other books instead of it It is filled with descriptive interviews with parents about gender which the author has categorized into naturalizers, cultivators, refiners, innovators, and resisters It is ironic that in trying to break down the rigid categorization of gender, she has created her own categorizations I found her analysis confining rather than elucidating and not sufficient for representing the broad spectrum that relationships to gender identity ought to evoke For example, I had difficulty placing myself into any of the categories offered I enjoyed Delusions of Gender much An excellent exploration of how parents push and push back against gender norms for their children The bibliography is thorough and bursting with stuff I want to read.


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