Gender policing

There is no wrong way to be a gender.

Gender policing is a normative approach to gender that involves coercion and socialization of individuals into conforming to the gender binary. This includes pressuring people to adopt certain roles, appearance, mannerisms, tone of voice, hobbies, emotional expression, and so on.

Children are especially vulnerable to such tactics as they trust adults and do not tend to question prescriptive gender.

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