July 11, 2022
Gender roles significantly impact young adolescents and how they will ultimately form relationships. Correcting unrealistic expectations and harmful social norms is vital in correcting power imbalances that can lead to sexual violence. But to do that, we need to know exactly what kids in early adolescents are experiencing and thinking. To develop at least a partial understanding, we are speaking with a small group of kids ages 12-15 at Franklin Middles School in Springfield, IL.