Pink or blue? Barbie or Lego? Nurse or firefighter?
Children are bombarded with gender stereotypes on a daily basis. But what impact do these messages have on our thoughts, decisions and behaviours? And how will they shape our futures – from what we choose to study, through to our career choices and salary expectations? In this Perspectives, leading neuroscientist Gina Rippon joins early childhood expert Ruby Oates of the University of Derby to discuss whether gender stereotypes are damaging or if the current push for gender neutral parenting has gone too far.
In association with the British Academy