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Blakely teacher restricts Lego-play to her girl students in the pursuit of gender equity

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posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 06:32 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

And you don't think your children pick up on what their parents do? In a single income home atleast you have one person going out to work and the other sitting home all day doing housework. Children notice this.



Yeah well then wouldnt that mean that according to this theory that childrens choices and preferences are influenced by adults that if they are around their mother throughout most of the day that at least a lot of boys would be playing with more girly toys and make-up and things like that ?

But that doesnt really happen does it so there goes that argument.




posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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originally posted by: everyone
Yeah well then wouldnt that mean that according to this theory that childrens choices and preferences are influenced by adults that if they are around their mother throughout most of the day that at least a lot of boys would be playing with more girly toys and make-up and things like that ?

But that doesnt really happen does it so there goes that argument.


Not at all, because children aren't influenced by only their parents. Their parents are just the adults they see the most, not the only ones they see.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
They ARE making that choice themselves. You just don't like it if they make choices you think are "gender biased" and you attribute those choices to sneaky and subversive social conditioning, not personal preferences that may very well be genetically based. You're just substituting your own social conditioning in place of that which you do not like. To take it to an extreme, you won't be happy until half the babies are born of men and half the Army generals are women. People are different and a 50/50 split among all professions and interests is never going to happen. Get over it.


So you're saying women have a gender bias to be in the kitchen all day?


In any case, the bottom line is that if you want girls to play with legos, give them legos. But DO NOT take Legos away from boys and DO NOT cram legos down girls' throats. That is not your role, not your responsibility, and not part of your remit, not your right. Screw you and your social engineering crap.


Nowhere did I say that the woman was right for denying the toys to boys. The only thing regarding that which I said is that girls will actually play with toys that are traditionally for boys when put in all girl classrooms, and boys will do the same for girl toys when in all boy classrooms.



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: everyone
Yeah well then wouldnt that mean that according to this theory that childrens choices and preferences are influenced by adults that if they are around their mother throughout most of the day that at least a lot of boys would be playing with more girly toys and make-up and things like that ?

But that doesnt really happen does it so there goes that argument.


Not at all, because children aren't influenced by only their parents. Their parents are just the adults they see the most, not the only ones they see.


No it appears to be biological.
m.livescience.com...



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: dragonridr

originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: everyone
Yeah well then wouldnt that mean that according to this theory that childrens choices and preferences are influenced by adults that if they are around their mother throughout most of the day that at least a lot of boys would be playing with more girly toys and make-up and things like that ?

But that doesnt really happen does it so there goes that argument.


Not at all, because children aren't influenced by only their parents. Their parents are just the adults they see the most, not the only ones they see.


No it appears to be biological.
m.livescience.com...



You're going against the progressive narrative! To the re-education gulag with you!!!



posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 02:37 PM
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How is it equality if it's restricted by gender?

Just my observation.

Good grief



posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 05:07 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: everyone
Yeah well then wouldnt that mean that according to this theory that childrens choices and preferences are influenced by adults that if they are around their mother throughout most of the day that at least a lot of boys would be playing with more girly toys and make-up and things like that ?

But that doesnt really happen does it so there goes that argument.


Not at all, because children aren't influenced by only their parents. Their parents are just the adults they see the most, not the only ones they see.



You just argued that a little boy is influenced by the absence of his father and that that somehow tells him what his role is in life. While your whole premise is based on this theory that children are influnced and coerced into specific gender roles since birth.

So when i point out that a father who is gone most of the day that it should be the mothers behaviour that will affect children the most you dont agree. That does not make any sense.

So the absence of a father and something like neighbours who come over every now and then with their man & wife role have somehow more influence on a child then their mother who they are with for 90% of the day?

This is why this whole theory fallls in the water. If you have to twist and contort ideas like these to make it work it s time you had a good look at your own beliefs.

There have been experiments with babies only a few days old and they are shown images. They are shown images that are fluffy and cute that would be typicaly interesting to girls and images with abstract mechanical objects. The girls would consitintly look longer at the fluffy cute pictures and the boys would look longer at the abstract mechanical objects , consistently.

So no the theory that we are taught this and are influenced from the beginning holds no water and certaintly not the abcense of someone, that part even goes against the supposed result of your own idea that you brought up.



posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 06:35 PM
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Absence of a father does impact a child. Children need role models of both genders to look up to and parents often fill that role. A child can still grow up and be a decent productive human being without a father present but they won't have been exposed to that influence in a domestic setting.

As for your scenario with babies, if a baby is just a few days old they have no concept of what's being depicted in the cute pictures or what the mechanical object is. I would suggest that has more to do with shapes than anything. If one doesn't know the function of an object how can they be fascinated with it? If someone that young is attracted to a ball, they're probably also going to be attracted to the wheel of a truck as well as a donut or a muffin, they're all round shapes.



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