The Gender Perspective

Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 NRDS ID#641625055



For anyone who's ever been enrolled in an undergraduate Psychology course, the famous  "Baby X Experiment" will probably ring a bell.


This is a fictional tale that appeared in Ms. Magazine in 1975 in which the sexual identity of an infant is kept hidden for the first few years of life and the surprising results.


In my gender-neutral inspired youth, my eldest daughter wore denim overalls most everyday of her first year. No worries - she suffered no lasting marks upon her psyche.

The ensuing years brought me jam-packed days and monumental life experiences.



BCG Housewife cake


I haven't changed all that much; merely softened the edges.

While touring a listing recently, the man said "space" and the woman said "pretty." It brought back the whole "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"  1990"s phenomenon.


No matter the cause, there will forever be differences between the sexes.


These days, I, not only, acknowledge but, embrace, the myriad views. I prefer to see them as complimentary rather than opposing.


The fact that men and women have different priorities while searching for the perfect home only serves to provide a complete picture.


In a former career with the government, I spent a couple of years as Diversity Awareness project manager. I have a true appreciation of what everyone can bring to the table.


But now back to Baby X  - with no pre-determined gender role, that child could bake and get dirty climbing trees. Now, that's the world I am happy to live in!


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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Jill Sackler Thanks for sharing " Baby X Experiment"  Will do some research and find out more about this fictional book. Wonder if this experiment was ever done for real.

Jul 14, 2019 01:21 PM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jill, glad to see you back in the rain more often.  Great blog for sure.

Jul 14, 2019 03:05 PM #2
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  By all means, let us know what you learn.

Will Hamm Thanks, Will. It's a place I'm always happy to come back to.

Jul 15, 2019 10:02 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Indeed...there are no "no boy jobs and girl jobs" and that is exactly like we prefer it as well !

Jul 27, 2019 04:28 AM #4
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jill Sackler - I remember studying the "Baby X Experiment" and reading "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. That was a hot book to read back then! As a Project Manager teaching Diversity for the government must have been eye-opening! I'm guessing, everything you wanted to learn about people you found out from your adult students in the class? 

I love traditions, but change is also good and often times better! I liked what you shared about dressing your daughter up in denim overalls! I'll bet you were a great mom and still are!

Sep 04, 2019 02:29 PM #5
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