My daughter wasn’t allowed to play cricket with the boys

The Gender Agenda

James Millar, one half of Twitter account Gender Diary, writes for Lifting Limits about his now 11 year-old’s experience of playing cricket, and how to challenge sexism in sport in order to ensure continued participation of girls.

Gender Diary tweet about their daughter and son and how people treat them differently.… Read more

Gendered language in schools

Caren wrote a post for Gender Action: Gendered Language in Schools

She asks:

So does hearing a bit of gendered language in school really matter and do staff have a responsibility to address it?  Yes, because if we let gendered language lie we approve or endorse its message – what is left unchallenged becomes for children just the way the world is. 

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Lifting Limits for GLARE

Caren wrote a blog post for the University of Birmingham’s GLARE project.

‘Pink is a girls’ colour and blue is a boys’ colour’, my daughter told me on the way home from nursery one day around the age of 4. I was not only taken aback by what she said but also horrified at the way she asserted this statement as a matter of irrefutable fact.

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