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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Marcus Rashford has always had the tools to become a world-class forward. Now he has added a clinical touch to his searing pace and box of tricks. The 22-year-old already has 13 goals for United this season -- equalling his best-ever return for the club in a single campaign and is the undisputed leader of the team's attack.Just weeks ago Rashford was struggling for goals in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's misfiring team, finding the net just once between the opening day of the season and the match against Liverpool on October 20.But then things clicked for the former United trainee and he has scored regularly for club and country, including three in his past two appearances, against Tottenham and defending champions Manchester City.Close His goals have lifted United to fifth in the table, five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, after an unbeaten run of five Premier League games, with Everton to come at home on December 15. related news EPL: Breaking down the reasons behind … [Read more...] about EPL: Manchester United have fashioned a complete striker in Marcus Rashford
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?