Dr. Brown discussed research coming from Bigeye’s 2021 Gender Study which sheds light on Americans’ sentiment toward gender-neutral parenting.  Bigeye spoke to 2,000 U.S adults to examine the link between the parents’ upbringing and their approach and openness toward gender-neutral parenting.

“A lot of parents want to reduce gender stereotypes in general because they realize they are limiting and damaging, and associated with gender inequality in adulthood,” she says. “Other parents recognize that their kids may have a gender identity that’s not a clear part of the binary and they want to make sure their kids are feeling love and acceptance and inclusion.” At the same time “For boys, there is a really narrow definition of what it means to be a boy in this culture,” says Brown.