The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in partnership with a group that wants boyhood to be seen as ‘fluid’ and aims to destroy the phrase ‘boys will be boys’.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s organisation Archewell and podcast Archetypes now have a partnership with the Global Boyhood Initiative, a group which ‘promotes gender equity by fostering positive masculinity in boys and men’.
A report written by the group, named ‘The State of UK Boys’, suggested that families can be gender ‘factories’ by ‘enacting gender roles and identities’ and that parents can ‘gender’ their children before they are even born.
It reads: ‘Parents may begin gendering their children even before birth based on the identification of external genitalia in scans, including through elaborate ‘gender reveal’ parties and a stream of purchases along gender lines.
‘While the family is a place of nurturing and support for many children, it can also be where gender and sexuality are regulated and policed.’
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