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October 3, 2014 / Randall

The missing youth: how rigid gender roles in children’s media leave many kids out of the picture

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Perhaps if I had seen examples of young gender non-conforming characters like me in some of my favorite movies or books growing up, I wouldn’t have felt so “other” and had such a hard time for so long. And perhaps if my bullies would have seen better examples of inclusive and accepting characters in their favorite stories, they wouldn’t have treated me like I was so different.

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