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Who’s smarter?

  • Posted on Jul 25, 2017

Mothers….We have a problem. 

I was watching Megyn Kelly on Sunday night last week. She did a report on children’s perception of gender bias. Of course, I was interested.  The study was simple.  The researcher would read a simple paragraph…something along the lines of…

“I work with a lot of people and one person is really smart. This person comes up with answers faster and better than other people.” 

Then the researcher would show the child a photograph of a man and a woman and ask them to guess who it was.  Under the age of 6, the girls typically picked the female. This was no surprise.  At 6 and older, the girls picked the man. Pretty much every time.  I was disheartened to watch the episode and I could see that the mothers of these girls were shocked.  I can’t say I have a solution. But we’re doing something wrong. And we need to fix it. 

Google: Megyn Kelly Ask your kids at home. 

Watch it and let us know what you think.

Dr. Badaracco