ASU director cited in Today’s Parent article on how to raise boys who aren't sexist

By

John Keeney

Richard Fabes, from Arizona State University's T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, was recently cited in the article, “How not to raise a sexist pig”, published by Today’s Parent (Nov. 1, 2017).

With the Harvey Weinstein (among many others) allegations of abuse and violence sweeping our headlines, author Micah Toub, takes a closer look at how to raise our sons to stand up against the Weinsteins of the world.  

“Once you really start to consider all we could be doing to raise kids who will speak out against the culture of silence around gender based violence, it’s a bit overwhelming,” Toub said.

Taub sought the insights of several gender and child development experts, including ASU’s own Fabes.

“The more time that boys and girls spend interacting, the more comfortable they become with each other and the less likely they’ll act in ways that use gender as a basis for discrimination bias, teasing and other problem behavior,” Fabes said.