Analysis Of William Wants A Doll, Can He Have One

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In William Wants a Doll, Can He Have One, the author, Karin Martin, discusses the importance of raising children in gender neutral households, and/or the idea of gender neutral child-rearing. Martin introduces the possible outcomes of gender-neutral child rearing, such as unintentionally raising homosexual children and the actions or roles of the child. Throughout the passage, she also introduces and gives us examples and information of feminists trying to put the idea on parents that children shouldn’t be stuck or forced to do their daily gender roles. For girls (playing with dolls, wearing dresses, and doing chores inside the home) Boys (playing sports, wearing only pants, and having to do chores outside the home; take out the trash, basement …show more content…
The author discusses the theory in a macro level, gender roles or expectations of children, relationship with their parents, and society. Also, it can be seen as feminists fighting for resources, power, or equality, such as allowing children to participate in the opposite roles. Girls can be more active in sports, doing chores outside, and playing with boys. Boys could wear dresses, makeup, play with dolls, chores inside, and play with girls. Key concepts that play the part, inequality, social change, structural inequality, power, and competition. It relates to the article by Gender-neutral child rearing allows full child exploration and encouragement. The social change in the article explaining the inequality, gender roles and how it can affect children. The positive intake would be to consider letting their children make their own choices and raise them to be “free”. Or changing the ways and expectations of their children. Although some parents do not demand specific behaviors from their children, they allow them to make their own decisions and allow them to think critically. Other parents fear their child’s action may affect them in the future, or mostly their sexuality. Karin Martin’s article “William Wants a Doll. Can he Have One? Feminist, Child Care Advisors, and Gender-Neutral Child Rearing,” uses an analysis series of parenting books and web sites to incorporate contemporary advice about gender-neutral child rearing for parents who want to know more about raising their child without gender expectations and/or what to expect. (189) During a child’s early childhood, most parents want to “rough” up their male children, fearing their child will experience or become homosexual due to them wearing a dress, or doing what “girls” should be doing. Female children are mostly quiet, obedient, and not as active or “rough” as a male child would be. Power and competition comes hand in hand. Male dominate

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