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Negative gender stereotypes strike early on

By age six, children associate intelligence more with men than with women. As the problem starts at the beginning, the solution must also

By Jessica Abrahams  

Last week, a study was published suggesting that children have absorbed negative gender stereotypes by the age of six. Researchers found that by this time children were already associating intelligence with men more than with women.

The study, which was conducted by researchers from three US universities and written up in the journal Science, involved a series of tests on a group of 400 children. In one test, for example, the children were read a…

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