Gender Socialisation At Home

16 FEBRUARY, 2023

Gender socialization at home

Gender nonconforming children, especially boys, are bullied. They are more likely to be rejected and verbally abused by their parents and more likely to suffer from depression and PTSD. reported more sexual abuse. This may be related to the generally lower value placed on "feminine" behaviours and characteristics. Boys are probably less likely to be gender-insensitive than girls. There Should be more awareness among this people and most of them are actually having knowledge because of Shows of EORTV. “We Too Are Equal” is the show which is very unique..

At home, gender socialisation takes place through things like clothing, how parents praise their boys and girls and how parents use gender specific pronouns. Experimental studies have shown that adults interacting with infants introduced as a girl were more likely to give ‘feminine’ toys to the child, such as dolls and domestic items. If the infant is introduced as a boy, however, they are more likely to introduce ‘masculine’ toys, such as tools and cars, and they encourage more physical activity. Parents support things like exploration, rough-and-tumble play and dressing up differently in boys and girls, despite a lack of evidence that boys and girls are different in any domain typically associated with gender, such as crawling ability.

Parents tend to associate gender nonconformity in children with homosexuality and often discourage gender nonconforming behaviour. Discouragement of nonconformity in children as young as four years includes telling them to change their behaviour, punishing or restricting their nonconforming activities and sending them to counselling. Such children are also at greater risk of physical, psychological and sexual abuse in the home, and of PTSD later in life.

These problems affect sexual and gender minority youth in particular—individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, or another orientation that is not heterosexual, as well as those who identify as transgender, agender, gender fluid, or another category that is not cisgender. Transgender youth are particularly exposed to negativity from their parents.