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I looked at 100 best-selling picture books: female protagonists were largely invisible

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Sarah Mokrzycki, The Conversation, June 3, 2019 6.08am AEST In April 2019, I examined the 100 bestselling picture books at Australian book retailer Dymocks: an almost 50/50 mix of modern and classic stories (the majority being published in the past five years). I discovered that despite the promising evolution of the rebel girl trend, the numbers tell us that picture books as a whole remain...

Rules about sex: getting them right – upcoming training day

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SHINE SA, September 2018 This stand-alone workshop introduces participants to a wide range of education resources that may be borrowed from SHINE SA and provides permanent access to an electronic resource on CD that can be applied immediately in the workplace. The CD based resource has been produced to assist workers and carers to assess knowledge and teach rules about touch and sexual behaviour...

Rosie in the Classroom: Lesson plans for teachers

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Rosie, a national harm prevention initiative by the Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls. Rosie in the Classroom is an educational program based on the original Rosie Videos, created to assist teachers in talking about difficult but important topics. Topics like sexting or respect in relationships should be incorporated into the curriculum so that all teenagers are aware of their rights and can...

How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genes

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The Conversation, August 18, 2017 3.22pm AEST What if thousands of years of gendered environments actually reduced the need to develop genetic mechanisms to ensure gender differences? This is the idea we suggest in our new paper. Advances in evolutionary biology recognise that offspring don’t just inherit genes. They also reliably inherit all kinds of resources: a particular ecology, a nest...

Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19

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The Guardian, Tuesday 16 May 2017 14.01 AEST Pregnancy complications are the leading cause of death globally among females aged 15-19, with self-harm in second place, a global study has found. More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health roaOrganization (WHO) report said – the majority from preventable causes including mental health issues, poor nutrition...

At what age are children aware of gender differences?

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The Age, APRIL 6 2017 – 1:48PM The Victorian government has announced it plans to teach its Respectful Relationship program to preschoolers as a way to target and prevent sexist behaviour among children aged three and four years old. The justification for extending this program into preschool settings, according to the document released by the state government, is that “as young...

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