Gender Issues

205: How patriarchy hurts us…all of us

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 10, 2024

I have to admit, I’m a bit scared to say it… The P-word… “Patriarchy.”(Phew!  I did it!)I know some listeners find it hard to hear. I’ve spoken with more than one woman who has told me: “I sent your podcast to my husband but then he heard the word “Patriarchy” and it was all over.…

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189: Childhood Unlimited with Virginia Mendez

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 13, 2023

Explore the impact of gender messages in children’s books, films, toys, and language in this enlightening episode with Virginia Mendez, author of “Childhood Unlimited: Parenting Beyond the Gender Bias.” Learn how cultural ideas are passed on and how you can help your children develop a more inclusive and equitable understanding of gender.

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173: Why we shouldn’t read the “Your X-Year-Old Child” books any more

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 4, 2022

In this episode, I critically examine the popular parenting books “Your One Year Old,” “Your Two Year Old,” and so on, by Louise Bates Ames. I question whether these books should be used as a guide for understanding children’s development due to their problematic cultural context.

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159: Supporting Girls’ Relationships with Dr. Marnina Gonick

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 19, 2022

Explore the intricacies of girls’ relationships in our culture with Dr. Marnina Gonick. In this episode, we discuss why girls may sometimes exhibit “mean” behaviors and whether these are choices or influenced by societal pressures. Gain valuable insights from Dr. Gonick, a Canada Research Chair in Gender, as she delves into girls’ roles in our society and their potential to bring about change. Stay tuned for more on boys’ relationships in upcoming episodes.

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RE-RELEASE: Parenting beyond pink and blue with Dr. Christia Brown

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 5, 2021

Delve into the complex world of gender development in children with insights from Dr. Christia Brown, a leading expert. Learn how to support your child’s journey with research-backed advice.

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