Publish at June 02 2020 Updated November 08 2021

Children, the First Victims of Sexism

Various testimonies on their first experience of gender differentiation

Social stereotypes are strongly entrenched. No matter how hard we try to push them away and eliminate them, they remain tenacious. This can be seen already in early childhood. Indeed, the question of gender is one of the first that girls and boys face in their lives. Soon, they witness people, compatriots of their age or adults, categorizing them.

So, Brut gave voice to different children from 4 to 16 years old who tell how they faced sexism. Girls say they have been excluded from football games or physical activities. Boys, on the other hand, tell how they may have instead been ridiculed for not liking sports, wanting to play with dolls, having long hair or even just using pink in an artistic work.

Length: 2min47

Illustration : Adrià Crehuet Cano on Unsplash

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