By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
June 27, 2011

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?

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