" ... It turns out that how the media explains gender differences can itself influence the extent to which people endorse gender stereotypes."
Dr. Tania Lombrozo is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkely, as well as a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Her focus has been on human curiosity and its consequences, making gender identity a key topic of interest for her. In her opinion, external influences have a significant impact on how human beings view gender fluidity. For example, politically conservative sources are more likely to explain transgender in terms of biology rather than looking to its sociocultural significance.
So, how gender identity is explained can make a big difference on both children and adults in terms of their level of acceptance.
"As with every other aspect of human psychology, it’s likely that both nature and nurture contribute to actual and perceived differences across genders. But it turns out that how the media explains gender differences can itself influence the extent to which people endorse gender stereotypes." Tania Lombrozo Ph.D.