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Parents urged to ‘buy a boy a Barbie’ at Christmas to adopt ‘No Gender December’

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Parents are being urged to buy a boy a Barbie at Christmas as part of ‘No Gender December’.

The strategy is part of a campaign to change attitudes towards gender stereotypes, which is claimed to be an underlying cause behind violence against women.

Chris Lester from the Good Education Group told Nick McCallum it’s all about making sure children get a choice.

‘We’re taking down the barriers that might be there for girls to do something or boys to do something,’ Mr Lester said.

‘It’s a very valid campaign making sure kids get the opportunity to play with whatever toys they like.’

Mr Lester said there is a connection between the toys that boys and girls generally play with and the areas of employment where each is underrepresented.

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