Annotated Bibliography On Gender Polarization, Parenting, And Sexism

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Annotated Bibliography on Gender Polarization, Parenting, and Internalized Sexism in Gender Polarization
Patterson, M. (2012). Self-perceived gender typicality, gender-typed attributes, and gender stereotype endorsement in elementary-school-aged children. Sex Roles, 67(7/8), 422-434. doi: 10.1007/s11199-012-0184-9

Patterson (2012) explores children’s self-perception of normal gender behavior and how that manifests in interactions with others. Many studies of children have shown that low self-perceived gender typicality is associated with less gender stereotype endorsement (Patterson, 2012). This can have many positive outcomes for children as they mature: less stress when viewing themselves as autonomous, better academic performance, higher career goals, better marriages, and lower divorce rates (Patterson, 2012). Children with lower self-perceived gender typicality were more accepting of others and less likely to make judgements based on gender. This article draws attention to the fact that children are susceptible to gender polarizing and gender policing. It outlines the benefits of allowing children to explore their own interests outside the confines of gender roles. The benefits can have life-long effects on careers and relationships. Endendijk, J. J., Groeneveld, M. G., van der Pol, L. D., van Berkel, S. R., Hallers-¬Haalboom, E. T., Mesman, J., & Bakermans-¬Kranenburg, M. J. (2014). Boys don’t play with dolls: Mothers’ and fathers’ gender talk during…

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