This comment was from PM on the post “It’s Not Easy to Raise Your Child as a Feminist.”
The best thing you can do for your child as far as political ideology goes is to teach him to be a free thinker. Teach him to respect both genders, and address issues of gender as they come up, organically (and they will!). Introduce -isms as thought experiments rather than good or bad ideologies, and let him mull them over for himself. He will decide what kind of -isms he will embrace later, if he chooses to embrace any at all. As others have said, it is particularly problematic to teach a CHILD the oppressed/oppressor dynamic when he is the oppressor. Teach him what oppression is and why it’s wrong and, if you do a good job of it, he will recognize oppressive behavior and avoid it.
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