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Talking to Kids About Gender

http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/84/2012/11/VTED_1129_2012.mp3

Children are often teased or bullied for behavior that doesn't fit within gender stereotypes-boys who like to dress up; girls who prefer GI Joes and trucks to Barbies. Some children realize early on that they don't fit within traditional gender norms. Transgender and gender variant youth have a hard time knowing where they belong. We'll talk with Melissa Murray, Executive Director of Outright Vermont, and Kim Jordan, a theater educator, about how children are taught about gender.

Also on the show, we talk with VPR classical's Walter Parker about this season's Messiah Sing-Alongs.