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Gender Roles and Baby Clothes

As a father of a girl and a boy I am always fascinated by the nature/nurture question-particularly around what traits might fit typical gender roles and how much we influence it. Being a retired metrosexual myself, I am less inclined to willingly push too much of a bias- however let's be clear I am not raising my kids gender neutral.  Perhaps the most emotive topic is that around clothing/colour. At what age does our bias lead to the pattern of a stereotype? Certainly babies under a year old cannot communicate their preference for pink or for patterns, but does that influence what they like in later years?  I am not going to pretend I am a child pyschologist so I...

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