"Learning to Behave Naturally" is a tapestry of early gendered memories. Participants – local and foreign university students, faculty and family at a language arts university in western Japan – were told in advance only that the project was childhood-related.

Key Words/phrases:
gender, language, childhood, socialization, parenting, bullying, color coding, sex education


Chapter 8: Crying (00:00 - 3:00)
Chapter 9: Failure (3:00 - 14:00)

Chapters 1-3: Clothes, Playing, Violence vimeo.com/3880890
Chapters 4-7: Mothers and Fathers, Bodies, Friends, Work
vimeo.com/3881130

A Review:
elevatedifference.com/review/learning-behave-naturally

Related Links:

Sleeping Babies:
SUCH a (sad) lesson in gender: matome.naver.jp/odai/2134141177569551101

No 'her' or 'him'; preschool fights gender bias
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110626/ap_on_re_eu/eu_fea_sweden_gender_neutral_tots

"Princess Boy"
Mother and Son
today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/#40887103
(9 min. video clip)
KEY VOCABULARY
everyday play
to redirect
my issue (not someone else's)
not contagious
self-publish
(a major publisher) stepped up
fantastic
dressing up
journaling
hold in a secret
a place of acceptance
stereotypes
children taking their lives
embrace the uniqueness
clothing/attire
self-confidence
battle you want to fight
family meeting

With Father
youtube.com/watch?v=s1disw-kWZw
(3 min. video clip)
VOCABULARY
public display
workin' it
frozen face
go into 'solve mode'
macho military brotha'
I'm happy with it
did the doctor thing
got the clean bill of 'happy healthy'
be who you are
be accepted for who we are
listen to our children

With Whole Family
ktla.com/videobeta/b1b947af-4031-4440-8004-b9d10f109cdb/News/KTLA-My-Princess-Boy
(5 min. video clip)
not a typical boy
family has embraced the boy's uniqueness
steer him away
not-so-proud-mommy-moments
didn't stick
he was strong, resolute
a place of sanctuary
I appreciate him for what he does
tomboy
a phase
acceptance
accept me for who I am
just let him be happy
let him build his own self-confidence
an inspiration
contimues on this path
change direction
fathers are pivital
acceptance is key

With a Psychologist:
youtube.com/watch?v=tGdx8yPybGI
(10 min. TV clip)

My Princess Boy Homepage
myprincessboy.com/index.asp

JCREW
moms.today.com/_news/2011/04/12/6458726-jcrew-ad-stirs-up-controversy-with-pink-nail-polish

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