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Norwegian filmmaker Mr. Eia with his cameraman to ask some leading scientists around the world about some basic questions about gender identity. He specifically wanted to challenge the ‘consensus’ in Norway that boys and girls ‘learn’ their gender roles and skills from society, and that physical traits are all relative to cultural surroundings.

In the end, academics and social “scientists” still would not abandon their political believe that boys and girls are the same and have all of the attributes and potential. Even faced with the scientific evidence, they still would not accept the aged old fact: that boys will be boys, and girls will be girls – regardless of culture.

Run time: 38 min
Production: NRK
Released: 2011

 

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