Eyewitness News on 1 September 2015

I worry about my nephew. A wide-eyed seven-year-old with a smile that could melt glaciers, he is inquisitive, kind, sensitive and mischievous. More and more, I find myself worrying about the world that he and his little sister have inherited, and how they will make sense of their place within it.

From how I notice them saying ‘blue is for boys and pink is for girls’, to adopting cut-and-paste masculinities and femininities, I find myself thinking about how these little bodies become repositories for the ways of thinking, being and acting that are discriminatory, oppressive and pervasive. Because so many of them remain unchecked or go unnoticed.

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