Parents who want to raise their children in a gender-nonconforming way have a new stocking stuffer this year: the gender-neutral doll. advertisement advertisement Announced in September, Mattel’s new line of gender-neutral humanoid dolls don’t clearly identify as either a boy or a girl. The dolls come with a variety of wardrobe options and can be dressed in varying lengths of hair and clothing styles. But can a doll—or the growing list of other gender-neutral toys—really change the way we think about gender? Mattel says it’s responding to research that shows “kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms.” Given the results of a recent study reporting that 24% of U.S. adolescents have a nontraditional sexual orientation or gender identity, such as bisexual or nonbinary, the decision makes business sense. As a developmental psychologist who researches gender and sexual socialization, I can tell you that it also makes … [Read more...] about Pink for girls and blue for boys? What toymakers get wrong about gender
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Captain Virat Kohli along with his dynamic opening duo of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have been in imperious form off late as they showed in the T20I series where they tormented the West Indies attack. Now the lethal trio will train their guns once again on the Windies as the two sides square off in a three-match ODI rubber starting on December 15 in Chennai .The no. 2 ranked ODI squad on the ICC rankings will be looking for their 10th straight bilateral ODI series win against their Caribbean counterparts who are way down in the rankings on 9th spot.However, India will be wary of the weather playing spoilsport with rains hitting the MA Chidambaram Stadium in the last 24 hours.Close Where to watch: The match starts 1.30 PM IST. It will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Online viewers can catch the action on Hotstar. related news On the Ball podcast | IND vs WI ODI series preview: India way too strong for West Indies, will pick up a 3-0 … [Read more...] about India vs West Indies 1st ODI preview: Where to watch, team news, possible XI and betting odds
Bharat Bond ETF, the initiative of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) of the government, was launched on December 12.The government had announced plans for debt ETFs in Budget 2019. The ETF has a duration of 3 years maturing in 2023 with a yield return of 6.69 percent and another duration of 7 years maturing in 2030 with a yield return of 7.58 percent. Both will be listed on NSE and BSE.Stressing on the appeal factor of 3-year and 7-year duration, Deepak Jasani Head Retail Research, HDFC Securities said, "Returns of this 3-year variant could be compared to Banking and PSU debt funds that have an average maturity of 2-4 years and a similar portfolio holding. Longer duration variant (10-years) would naturally bear high duration risk and can be considered by informed investors who want to take high duration bets."Close This ETF is managed by Edelweiss Mutual Fund. So the fund is called Edelweiss BHARAT Bond ETF, and the fund will invest in the bonds … [Read more...] about Mutual funds wrap: Bharat Bond ETF NFO open until December 20; Will retail investors bite?
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav here on Saturday met the family of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze by the accused and assured help in the fight for justice. Yadav, who arrived at the victim's village under the Bihar police station area here, said, "Our party will fight for justice to the family of the rape victim.""It is our responsibility that the family gets justice and the guilty get punished. I have told my partymen that in case the family wants any help, we will together work to make it available to them," Yadav said in an informal interaction with mediapersons.Akhilesh asked about the steps taken by the administration and said,"This poor family has lost its brave daughter. She was on her way to seek justice but failed to get it."Close When told that the government immediately rushed her to a Delhi hospital to save her life, Akhilesh said, "The girl was not sent to save her life but to safeguard the government. She was sent to ward off any problems politically. The … [Read more...] about Akhilesh meets family of Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze