Tag Archives: gender construction

In response to the article ‘Transgender children know their identity…..’

The article ‘Transgender children know their identity. Bigots in the media don’t’ was published on the 25th May 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/25/transgender-children-gender-identity-bigots-media. This piece was written by a parent of a child believed to have gender dysphoria-a child who was born male … Continue reading

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The ‘treatment’ for non-gender conforming girls/boys is child abuse

In the UK any child not conforming to gender stereotypes may be diagnosed as having gender dysphoria – defined by the NHS as: “a condition in which a person feels there is a mis-match between their biological sex and their … Continue reading

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Little Women v Treasure Island: How Ideals of Boys and Girls are Constructed.

In the nineteenth century Alcott and Stevenson created their respective novels Little Women (1868-9) and Treasure Island (1883). Both convey explicit and implicit ideologies concerning gender construction. In the late 19th century ‘domestic novels’ incorporating emphasis on home, character and … Continue reading

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