Insightful reflections from one family's experience of raising children amidst gender stereotypes
Foreword; Preface; The Diary; The Blogs; Books: The princess and taking the pee; Film: A league of their own; Sport: I can't tonight I'm washing my hair; School: Never too young to learn; Language: Are you a people person?; Christmas: Presents of mind; The Dad diaries; Afterword; Appendix I: A Playful Day podcast transcript; Appendix II: Reading list for kids age 0-14; Appendix III: Film list for kids age 0-14; References
James Millar and Ros Ball are both journalists working in politics in Westminster. They run the @GenderDiary twitter account.
One daughter. One son. Two different worlds. This book is a
fascinating insight in how gender inequality is embedded in our
society from the earliest years of a child's life. -- Jo Swinson,
former Lib Dem Equalities Minister
An eye-opening account of the little things that cumulatively make a big difference to the way boys and girls are raised. Fascinating, shocking and full of useful tips on how to fight back against the 'gender police'. Every parent should read it. -- Rebecca Asher, author of Shattered and Man Up
An arresting account of the way casual everyday comments about children reflect and reinforce gender stereotypes. We recommend this book at least once a week - it explains why we campaign. -- Let Toys Be Toys
Perceptive, practical and powerful. -- Cordelia Fine, Professor at the University of Melbourne and the author of Delusions of gender: The real science behind sex differences and Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the myths of our gendered minds.