36-Year Study: Children’s Preference for Gender Specific Toys Is Innate

Jan 10, 2018 by

by Raven Clabough, New American:

Despite the best efforts of the social justice warriors, science continues to disprove the theory that gender is a social construct rather than an innate quality determined by biology.

PsyPost reports a meta-data study by John Barry of University College London’s Institute for Women’s Health, published in the journal Infant and Child Development, finds that children prefer toys “typed to their gender.”

The study, which examined studies from multiple countries over the course of 36 years with a sample size of 1,600 children, almost evenly divided between boys and girls, showed that “boys played with male-typed toys more than girls did, and girls played with female-typed toys more than boys did.”

The abstract for the study asserts that toy preferences are both “innate” and influenced by “social forces,” adding that “the consistency in finding sex differences in children’s preferences for toys typed to their own gender indicates the strength of this phenomenon and the likelihood that it has a biological origin.”

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