Gender Issues

134: Beyond Sex Education with Dr. Nadine Thornhill

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 18, 2021

“Do you know what happens to your body when you get older?” “Um…you get hairy in some places?” “Yeah…other things happen too.  We’ll get you some books.”   That was what I learned about sex education when I was seven – I was always grateful that I learned it from my parents (who were pretty terrified to…

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131: Implicit Bias with Dr. Mahzarin Banaji

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 7, 2021

Explicitly, nobody really believes in gender stereotypes anymore, but when we look at the world, and who’s where and how much money people make, and so on, it still seems to be there. And the answer to that is yeah, because it’s there. It’s just not something we say. It’s more of something we do.…

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110: How to Dismantle Patriarchy Through Parenting

By Jen Lumanlan | Apr 13, 2020

We began this mini-series a few weeks ago as listener Brian Stout and I co-interviewed Dr. Carol Gilligan as an introduction to the topic of patriarchy, how it is present in every aspect of raising our children, and the negative impacts it has on our children’s lives – both on boys and girls. The interview with…

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093: Parenting children of non-dominant cultures

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 23, 2019

This episode is part of a series on understanding the intersection of race, privilege, and parenting.  Click here to view all the items in this series. We’ve done a LOT of episodes specifically for white parents by now: White privilege in parenting: What it is and what to do about it White privilege in schools Talking…

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050: How to raise emotionally healthy boys

By Jen Lumanlan | Nov 5, 2017

“Be a man.”  “Boys don’t cry.”  “Don’t be a sissy.” Boys hear these things all the time – from parents, from teachers, from friends and peers.  What does it do to their emotional lives when they crave close relationships but society tells them to keep emotional distance from others? Join my guest Alan Turkus and…

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