Being the father of a girl and an egalitarian I’m now more conscious of gender bias in toys and little people clothes.
Today whilst talking to my Mom about Christmas I mentioned how many of The Boy’s toys will simply move to The Girl now, so there wasn’t much I could think of to get her for Christmas.
Mom suggested that I might want to get her “more girly” things.
Of course I immediately said “no” very firmly and made it very clear The Girl would, as far as possible in our culture, be playing with non-gendered toys and wearing non-gendered clothes.
Unfortunately it looks like we’re off to a bad start. Despite having said the exact same sort of things in the past, her mother has already been dressing her in plenty of pinks and purples.