Anyway, this is actually a very important topic for me, because I was raised almost without gender bias, I'd say about 75% of my upbringing up my preteen years didn't involve any differences whatsoever between what boys and girls did. I have to say that living in a world where women are expected to be one way, and men are supposed to behave in another way has been difficult for me. However, these are other times, and I am doing the best I can to raise my children free of gender bias.
I would like to quote TheShade in terms of what this means... Kudos to you TheShade!
As a father with a daughter I see first hand where parents fuck up raising girls. We raised without gender bias. We did not label specific toys as being "boys" or "girls" in orientation or clothing either. If she wanted toy guns and monster trucks she got them. If she wanted dolls and princess dress-up she got that. What this did was give her a well rounded group of interests and while her and I dressed up as princesses we also got greasy and dirty working on vehicles in the garage. Her friends who were raised strictly on gender lines are not as outgoing or touting of their self worth.