Do feminists resent that girls will naturally go for the doll?
Given a choice of toys, girls will often go for the doll, or toy furniture. Do you feminists resent this?
Truth is, ALL children under 36 months old, boys and girls, when given free choice of play activities, will choose to play with dolls or toys with kindly faces on them. Unnatural and damaging beliefs related to subjective cultural gender roles, taught especially by fathers and other males, shame most of that natural social nurturing behavior out of boys by the time they are 48 months old. I had an early childhood nursery school for ten years. Educators, feminists, sociologists and mental health professionals are not nearly as concerned about females playing too exclusively with dolls as they are about the damage being done to young boys in the punitive shame and disturbed role impositions occurring when young boys are PREVENTED or discouraged from playing with dolls. Men who played with dolls as young children are less likely to be incarcerated in their lives for rape, murder, commit suicide or abuse children than are men who suffered psychological shaming damage for playing with dolls as children.
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