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Jun 19, 2018

At one time, gender structure was a stable fact of life. Boys were boys and girls were girls. No questions asked. Each sex was raised differently, depending on their gender, and they were expected to live their lives differently, depending on that gender. Now, for the first time, many young people are pushing the boundaries of what is appropriate behavior for females and for males. Some are even asking to be identified without gender at all. One sociologist says the very meaning of gender is up for grabs.

Guest: Barbara Risman, distinguished professor of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

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