Gender Bias


Why Do We Always Specify the Gender of a Stay-at-Home Parent?

Noting gender, when gender is irrelevant, happens even in the most progressive of milieus. The soundtrack of my current leave of absence has been my beloved CBC, and yet just this week, I heard a newscaster refer to Ontario's Premier Kathleen Wynne and another politician as "the two women." Really? How about "the two politicians," or "the politicians" or even just "the two"?

Is There a Gender Bias in Your Home?

Growing up here in Canada, I was never aware of the gender bias in my house over my brother and I, until much later in life. I felt being female meant earlier curfews, restrictions on social outings and certainly more arguments with my father. So how can we as parents nurture gender roles right from the start?