Gender Stereotypes play a big role in growing up and self acceptance, so what happens when a group of kids are asked about what it is to ‘be a man’ or ‘man up’.

They immediately jumped on the idea of masculinity and strength, ‘wearing the pants’ and being sporty.

But when the question shifted to what hobbies they enjoy and what they think should be acceptable, the response was hugely contrasting. 

Arts and crafts were a popular past time, while some admit to playing with both ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ toys… because, well, they are TOYS after all. 

The experiment aims to bring more attention to gender stereotypes and promoting acceptance from an early age that the way the media often depicts men is not always a hard and fast rule. 

What have you been teaching the children around you as they grow up? 

It’s a breath of fresh air to think that the next generation are increasingly open to individuality and forging their own path… and we have a responsibility to let them. 


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