"Do boys just like dredgers, or because they get a dredger T-shirt as soon as they are born??", asks a mother. Another is happy that her two daughters are now building their own dollhouses: lego has launched a range especially for girls, but including a beauty salon and lipsticks. Not only on playgrounds, but also in science, the debate is raging: to what extent do genes, hormones and education determine the interests and behavior of boys and girls??
Yes, there are differences in the brains of boys and girls, writes u.S. Neuroscientist lise eliot in her book "pink brain, blue brain (pink brain – blue brain). For her work she has analyzed numerous studies. The differences are small, however, and the child’s brain is so malleable that the gender stereotypes are only imprinted by the environment over time.
"In our society, gender is one of the characteristics that form identity. It is irritating for all of us when we have someone in front of us and don’t know whether it is a man or a woman", says the educational scientist prof. Hannelore faulstich-wieland from the university of hamburg. It is important for the children to have an orientation.