Swedish Preschool Provides Genderless Environment
The Egalia preschool in the Swedish city of Stockholm is attempting to defy gender stereotyping by keeping all gender-specific references--including the pronouns "his" and "hers--out of the classroom. According to an article from KIAH news, children are referred to as "friends," rather than by gender-specific pronouns. Construction toys are placed next to toy kitchens to discouraged gendered play, and classroom books feature homosexual couples, single parents, and adopted children. From KIAH:
Do you think preschools are where gender stereotypes start? Would you send your child to a school like Egalia?