WATCH: Parents Eager To Reinforce Gender Norms At Halloween

ABC’s What Would You Do? is back to examine how parents react to children that want a Halloween costume of the opposite gender, including a boy who wants to be a princess. Unfortunately, many of the parents are eager to reinforce gender stereotypes, though they struggle to explain why they’re so important. One parent admirably, but misguidedly, wants to protect the kids from bullying. They all tend to agree, however, that kids’ gender variation has to be “nipped in the bud,” reminding how easy it is for parents to reject their kids’ gender identity or perceived sexual orientation. Watch it: