Gender is a social construct, and Western culture starts to impose its values before we are born, even in the way we decorate nurseries for babies. What has been your own experience? Do you generally choose gifts for children based on their gender? What impact might this have on the child? In particular, since children recognize their gender as early as 2 or 3years of age, how does it affect a child who does not self-identify within the malefemale concept of gender?