Talking to Kids About Gender

Nov 29, 2012

Children are often teased or bullied for behavior that doesn't fit within gender stereotypes-boys who like to dress up; girls who prefer GI Joes and trucks to Barbies. Some children realize early on that they don't fit within traditional gender norms. Transgender and gender variant youth have a hard time knowing where they belong. We'll talk with Melissa Murray, Executive Director of Outright Vermont, and Kim Jordan, a theater educator, about how children are taught about gender.

Also on the show, we talk with VPR classical's Walter Parker about this season's Messiah Sing-Alongs.