Preview – No More Boys And Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?

Dr Javid Abdelmoneim with the girls.

Taking the issue of gender stereotypes straight into a year 3 classroom, Doctor Javid Abdelmoneim is highlighting the effect that painting scenarios pink and blue are having on the development of our children.

With shocking revelations from the seven-year-olds as to their own place in the world, it is clear that as a society, we have enabled girls to believe they are not as strong as boys and have not provided young boys with the means to articulate themselves.

Trying to turn these gender stereotypes on their head, Javid is taking the problem out of the classroom and challenges the parents of the class to clear out all of the gendered toys and clothes – and to change the way they divide housework and childcare.

No More Boys And Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?, Wednesday, 9 pm – BBC Two

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