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September 07, 2007


Her Grace

Great post!

I'd love to hear what you thought about this:



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Hi Authors-
I would love to see this blog be more active -- so much to say on this topic, yet I check back regularly and am crushed! Any chance you might bump it up to a weekly or bi-weekly post?


The inculcation of attitudes and stereotypes on gender, race, religion, class and political ideas in the toys, games and children's fiction, is laying the ground and doing the damage long before the teen and adult media get to work.

This explains why demeaning stereotypes and aggressiveness in boys persist in the face of the evidence that they are false, and even though the main carers in childhood are women.

These tactics are clearly exposed in these careful and detailed studies and the references to the work of Margaret Mead in pointing out that these sterotypical attitudes are false and misleading.

The 2xvolume book that is now out of print are on-line with highlights and there are quotations. One chapter and Conclusion of his later book can also be read or downloaded.



How very sad that a topic as tragic as teen suicide had to be divided among gender lines, and even then not too accurately, in order to create some hype.

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