Montclair Kimberley Academy Parents and GuardiansRosetta Eun Ryong LeeSeattle Girls’ SchoolWhat Boys and Girls Are Made of...
About Seattle Girls’ SchoolRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
IntroductionsWarm-Up QuestionsPlease introduce yourself with your name, your child,and your child’s grade. What brought yo...
Agenda• Gender Differences• Gender Bias• Gender Bias and Girls• Gender Bias and Boys• Gender and Sexuality Paradigm• What ...
Disclaimers andOther Food for ThoughtRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Gender DifferencesRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
BrashTroublemakerStrongCompetitivePhysicalSilentCleverMistake-ProneBelligerentIntuitiveWell-BehavedDelicateCooperativeEmot...
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
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Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Girls and Gender BiasWhere Does it Lead?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
The “Good Girl” in ConflictRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
The “Good Girl” in the Workplace and HomeRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
BeautyRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)The “Pretty Girl” on Beauty
Boys and Gender BiasWhere Does it Lead?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
The “Tough Guy” in ConflictRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
The “Tough Guy” in the Workplace and the HomeRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Psychic Dissonance, Health, and ViolenceRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Gender and Sexuality ParadigmRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Process BreakWhat are the positives and negatives of where your child is,as far as you can tell? What are the specific que...
What Can We Do?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
What Can We Do for Girls?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee• Teach the differencebetween self-sacrificing andgood.• Talk about or compl...
What Can We Do for Boys?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee• Teach the differencebetween strong andtough.• Talk about feelings andrelati...
What Can Parents Do for All?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee•Help them develop strong interaction and social skills.• Discuss nontrad...
Rosetta Eun Ryong LeeRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)Teach Media Literacy• Ch...
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)www.kaltura.org/demos/RemixGenderedAds/
Undoing Gender andSexuality BiasRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Questions and CommentsRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Presenter InformationRosetta Eun Ryong Lee6th Faculty andProfessional OutreachSeattle Girls’ School2706 S Jackson StreetSe...
Resources• Joshua M. Aronson, Ph.D., “Improving Achievement &Narrowing the Gap,” Learning and the BrainConference, Cambrid...
Gender Specific Resources• Jennifer Bryan, various trainings and publications ongender and sexuality diversity, From the D...
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MKA Gender and Sexuality Diversity Parents

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Gone are days when boys are made of "snips and snails and puppy dog tails" and girls are made of "sugar and spice and everything nice"... or are they? Children are barraged with messages about gender and heterosexual norms everywhere they go - their homes, their schools, the media, and more. Do you know what hidden lessons they are learning? How do gender and sexuality affect everything from boys struggling in school to girls dropping out of the STEM pipeline, from sexual harassment to anti-gay bullying, from eating disorders to plastic surgery? How do parents, guardians, teachers, and schools provide safe environments for positive self esteem, healthy identity development, and acceptance of differences?

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  1. 1. Montclair Kimberley Academy Parents and GuardiansRosetta Eun Ryong LeeSeattle Girls’ SchoolWhat Boys and Girls Are Made of:Supporting Healthy Gender and Sexual Identities of ChildrenRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  2. 2. About Seattle Girls’ SchoolRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  3. 3. IntroductionsWarm-Up QuestionsPlease introduce yourself with your name, your child,and your child’s grade. What brought you to today’ssession? What would you like to get out of oursession today?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  4. 4. Agenda• Gender Differences• Gender Bias• Gender Bias and Girls• Gender Bias and Boys• Gender and Sexuality Paradigm• What Can We Do?• Discussions• ResourcesRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  5. 5. Disclaimers andOther Food for ThoughtRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  6. 6. Gender DifferencesRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  7. 7. BrashTroublemakerStrongCompetitivePhysicalSilentCleverMistake-ProneBelligerentIntuitiveWell-BehavedDelicateCooperativeEmotionalVerbalPrettyPerfectNiceGender BiasRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  8. 8. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  9. 9. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  10. 10. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  11. 11. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  12. 12. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  13. 13. Girls and Gender BiasWhere Does it Lead?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  14. 14. The “Good Girl” in ConflictRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  15. 15. The “Good Girl” in the Workplace and HomeRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  16. 16. BeautyRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)The “Pretty Girl” on Beauty
  17. 17. Boys and Gender BiasWhere Does it Lead?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  18. 18. The “Tough Guy” in ConflictRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  19. 19. The “Tough Guy” in the Workplace and the HomeRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  20. 20. Psychic Dissonance, Health, and ViolenceRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  21. 21. Gender and Sexuality ParadigmRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  22. 22. Process BreakWhat are the positives and negatives of where your child is,as far as you can tell? What are the specific questions orconcerns that come up for your child?My child is MOSTLY:-internalizing and conforming to gendernorms and stereotypes-feeling pressured to conform to genderstereotypes-little affected by gender stereotypes-actively non-conforming to genderstereotypesPlease gather in affinity groups.Meet, chat, clarify.Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  23. 23. What Can We Do?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  24. 24. What Can We Do for Girls?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee• Teach the differencebetween self-sacrificing andgood.• Talk about or complimentsomething besides her looks.• Value the quality of herrelationships, not thequantity.• Give her access to diversewomen mentors.• Role-Play difficultconversations with her.Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  25. 25. What Can We Do for Boys?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee• Teach the differencebetween strong andtough.• Talk about feelings andrelationships.• Make it okay to bevulnerable.• Give him access todiverse male mentors.• Help them understandsocietal homophobia.Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  26. 26. What Can Parents Do for All?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee•Help them develop strong interaction and social skills.• Discuss nontraditional family and relationship models.• Show them diverse role models of all GSD identities.• Encourage and help them to make informed choices.•Teach about gender and sexuality diversity.•Give them healthy outlets for their feelings.•Respect and nurture their true selves.•Teach “norm”, “normal”, and “good”.•Share your stories.•Model the way.•Stay Involved.Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  27. 27. Rosetta Eun Ryong LeeRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)Teach Media Literacy• Choose media FOR youth whenever possible.• Engage in media WITH youth.• Teach them your values.• Guide how they spend their money.• Get to know their friends and the media they engage in.• Talk to other parents/guardians about media literacy.
  28. 28. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)www.kaltura.org/demos/RemixGenderedAds/
  29. 29. Undoing Gender andSexuality BiasRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  30. 30. Questions and CommentsRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  31. 31. Presenter InformationRosetta Eun Ryong Lee6th Faculty andProfessional OutreachSeattle Girls’ School2706 S Jackson StreetSeattle WA 98144(206) 805-6562rlee@seattlegirlsschool.orghttp://tiny.cc/rosettaleeRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  32. 32. Resources• Joshua M. Aronson, Ph.D., “Improving Achievement &Narrowing the Gap,” Learning and the BrainConference, Cambridge, MA, November 2003• Allan G. Johnson, Privilege, Power, and Difference.• Miss Representation, documentary film on media andwomen• United Nations Population Fund Statistics on GenderEquality as of 2005http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2005/presskit/factsheets/facts_gender.htm• Learning to be critically literate of mass mediahttp://www.medialit.org/• Media Guide for Parents and Educatorshttp://www.commonsensemedia.org/Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  33. 33. Gender Specific Resources• Jennifer Bryan, various trainings and publications ongender and sexuality diversity, From the Dress Up Cornerto the Senior Prom• JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confidentand Courageous Daughters, How Girls Thrive• Jackson Katz, Tough Guise, Wrestling with Manhood,The Macho Paradox• John Medina, Talaris Research Institute, various studieson early gender differences in competition and play• Mary Pipher, Ph.D., Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selvesof Adolescent Girls• Rachel Simmons, Odd Girl Out, Odd Girl Speaks Out,Curse of the Good Girl• Michael Thompson, Raising Cain, Speaking of Boys, It’sa Boy!Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)

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