Christine O’Brien

What is so sad and frightening is that this is seen at infant level.  As an infant teacher myself, I have seen it also and I have also heard adults argue that it is ‘proof’ that boys or girls are innately drawn to something.  What people often miss is that by the time they reach junior infants, they have spent 4/5 years steeped in a world of gender stereotypes.  I would go so far as to saw that stereotyping happens from the minute they are born in the language used to describe their attributes, they clothes put on the children and the expectations of their behaviour.

Scroll to Top