Gender Neutral Parenting: 5 Ways To Avoid Implicit Sexism

When talking about Gender Neutral Parenting (GNP), a common misconception arises about bias.

That is that bias, in general, is a trait only exhibited by “bad” people. Racists, sexists, homophobes – “those”people are biased. Not us. We’re the good ones.

But what we need to understand is that we are all biased.

Bias and stereotyping is – quite literally – how the human brain works.

In order to store vast amount of information, the brain groups similar things together. Over time, some of this becomes completely subconscious so that even unknowingly, we do things in a biased manner.

Experimental psychologists have tested this theory extensively.

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