The idea is to present a more diverse and realistic image of the world kids live in and to avoid representations that reproduce gender stereotypes.They present a stark contrast to classics of children’s literature, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which has recently come under scrutiny for the way it portrays women and, to a lesser extent, men.
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In Stockholm’s Nicolaigarden pre-school, the teachers do not read Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the students.
Rather, its library holds children’s books that show different types of heroes and a diversity of family models (including those with single parents, adoptive children, and same-sex parents).
Titles include One More Giraffe, about two giraffes caring for an abandoned crocodile egg, and Kivi and Monsterdog, whose protagonist, Kivi, is a child of unspecified gender.
This is clear because she is thought to be dead when he first sees her.
At Nicolaigarden, teachers don’t just avoid tales such as that of Snow White.
Halfway through the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, he and his rifle-toting teammates were finished with their events, and the U. Olympic Committee and team officials had ordered them to turn in the keys to their three-story house and head back to the States. He knew from his experience four years earlier in Atlanta, where he'd won silver, that the Olympic Village was just about to erupt into a raucous party, and there was no way he was going to miss it.
So he asked the maid at the emptied-out dwelling if she'd kindly look the other way as he jimmied the lock. Within hours, word of the nearly vacant property had spread.
Other comments suggest such initiatives cause damaging gender confusion.
This is clear from these tweets about Egalia’s work: “Pathetic, but mostly sad. ” and “We are talking about experimenting on an entire generation of kids.
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