The harmful teachings of genetics have created a vast array of stereotypes, not just by the average person, but these days by educators and even researchers attempting to prove stereotypes and ignoring the many many environmental variables that shape all of our lives. As for gender stereotypes, there are so many that are believed. The false genetic models have created very false teachings that: boys mature later than girls mentally; that girls are multi-taskers more so; that boys are genetically more active; that girls are harder workers in school; that boys tend to play around and not learn; etc.
I feel the genetics model is hurting everyone. It is creating, feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, and lack of care, both for themselves and for others. Such false stereotypes can only exist when the public has been led and brainwashed to believe in genetic differences. "Only" by looking at our individual environments and the effects of our environments can we begin to see ourselves as equals and have hope for improvement. By showing students how their individual environments greatly affect their ability to learn, long-term motivation to learn, and grow mentally and emotionally, students will have much more respect and esteem for themselves and for others. By providing students with tools to approach their lives more delicately and differently to continually change and improve their lives, students will then have a continuous hope of developing in time, many if not all of the qualities they admire in others over time. Students will then have a continuous hope of changing and becoming newer and better persons with each day. This will reduce hopelessness and many harmful escapes created by the terrible teachings of fixed intelligences in school such as dropouts, drug/alcohol abuse, catharsis of violence, and suicide.