"Beyond Pink and Blue Walls"

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"Beyond Pink and Blue Walls" by Mind Map: "Beyond Pink and Blue Walls"

1. Marketers Affect How Children Perform in the Classroom

1.1. "Marketers play a large role in codifying stereotypes. At the toy store, there is a girls' aisle and a boys' aisle, and never the twain shall meet." Toys in the "Girls' aisle are all about make-believe and housekeeping," although today "most women work, and they work in all sorts of fields: medicine, science, athletics, the arts." Meanwhile, boys' "toys are all about power and action. Boys are the doers. Girls are the passive bystanders."

2. Career Role Models Reinforce Chosen Careers

2.1. "Growing up,children see mostly men working as police officers, firefighters and truck drivers, and mostly women working as nannies, teachers and nurses. So, in their eyes, the male gender takes on such attributes as 'brave,' 'strong' and 'adventurous,' while the female gender is 'gentle,' 'caring' and 'emotional.'

3. Gender Does not Determine Strengths or Weaknesses

3.1. "Knowing a child's gender tells you almost nothing about what her scores in math or verbal aptitude might be. Conversely, knowing a child's math or verbal score does not help you guess that child's gender." Infants also "exhibit no gender difference in emotional responsiveness. But, over time, children receive powerful messages that tell them that emotions are for girls, that boys should damp their emotions down."

4. No Scientific Evidence That Boys Are Better at Math

4.1. "The Truth About Girls and Boys" (Columbia University Press, 2011) "shows clearly how deeply flawed this thinking is" that boys and girls "have different brains, interests, or learning styles." These "stereotypes that pervade our society ignore two critical points that do have a solid foundation in scientific research."

5. Parents Shape Gender Expectations

5.1. "Nevertheless, research tells us, parents-to-be" start to engage in the kind of thinking that puts children into pink or blue boxes as son as they learn the sex of their expected baby." Parents should remind their daughters "that she is a girl who likes science, math, and rugged sports. Similarly, remind your son that he is a boy who likes helping other children, reading, caring for the pet dog and cooking."

6. Gender Stereotypes

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6.3.1. This is a child idea

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6.5. Connect topics with the arrow tool in the upper left corner of your screen

6.6. Add links, tasks or files to your topics, using the widgets in the sidebar

6.7. Change your map layout by opening the layout options in the upper left corner of your screen

6.8. Advanced

6.8.1. Open the Theme menu from the bottom of your map editor to change your map theme

6.8.2. Create a presentation of your mind map by clicking the presentation icon in the bottom left corner of your screen

6.8.2.1. Simply hold down COMMAND i.e. CTRL and Click & Drag to create a slide for one or multiple topics

6.8.2.2. Set transitions for your slides

6.8.2.3. Click "Start Slideshow" to view your presentation

6.8.3. Open the Sharing Settings from the bottom of your map editor to share the map with a friend or publish it to the web

6.8.3.1. You can share your map with anyone via email

6.8.3.2. You can publish your map and enable anyone with an internet access to find it

6.8.3.3. You can embed your map on a blog or website

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