ASU director cited in New York Times article about gender

By

John Keeney
professor's portraitRichard Fabes

The recent article, “How to Raise a Feminist Son”, published in the New York Times on June 1, 2017, takes a closer look at the stereotypes that still exist when it comes to raising boys and girls. The author, Claire Cain Miller, explains how "we’re more likely to tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be, but we don’t do the same for our sons."

For the article, Miller asked neuroscientists, economists, psychologists and others about the latest research and data we have about gender. Among those experts was Arizona State University's Richard Fabes, from the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

Fabes said: "The more obvious it is that gender is being used to categorize groups or activities, the more likely it is that gender stereotypes and bias are reinforced.”