Gender Respect Project 2013-2016

Aiming to help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence.

Teacher blog, Stephen: Wow! It’s working

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We spend so much time formulating ideas to challenge stereotypes and perceptions of children, but are they working?

I’m sat chatting at the Playdough station with a group of older nursery children, when suddenly one of the boys asks me,

‘Do you like pink?’

‘Yes I do. That’s why I wear a pink shirt or jumper to nursery sometimes.’

‘I don’t’ he says.

‘Why?’

‘I just don’t.’

One of the girls joins in, ‘I like pink and I like all colours.’

The title of this blog is ‘Wow its working’ because although the boy doesn’t like the colour pink, he had noticed the colour of the jumper I had been wearing and wanted to talk to me about it.

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