A Swedish school does its best to keep kids gender neutral as long as possible. From the CBS article:
[School Director Lotta] Rajalin, 52, says the staff also try to help the children discover new ideas when they play.
“A concrete example could be when they’re playing ‘house’ and the role of the mom already is taken and they start to squabble,” she says. “Then we suggest two moms or three moms and so on.”
Egalia’s methods are controversial; some say they amount to mind control. Rajalin says the staff have received threats from racists apparently upset about the preschool’s use of black dolls.
But she says that there’s a long waiting list for admission to Egalia, and that only one couple has pulled a child out of the school.
In the same way we see the Sweds as ultra-modern neo-hippies, do they see us as boorish hillbillies and retrogressive cowboys?
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