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Children and gender-stereotyping phone-in

Are girls and boys treated differently according to their gender? What's the impact on how they see themselves? Lines open on Monday morning at eight o'clock. Call 03700 100 444.

We want to hear your experiences of the 'drip drip' effect of gender-stereotyping when it comes to bringing up boys or girls. Girls being assigned princessy clothes, and toys that mimic pampering or homemaking, and boys being encouraged to be active, with construction sets and superheroes. Does it matter? What impact does it have on the way children see themselves and on how they grow up?

Jane is joined by parents Ros Ball and James Millar who spent two years documenting the ways that their daughter and son were treated differently, sharing their experience in The Gender Agenda, a collection of examples of gendering they came across.

Lines open on Monday at eight o'clock. Call 03700 100 444.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Anne Peacock.

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Interviewed Guest Rosalyn Ball
Interviewed Guest James Millar
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Anne Peacock

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