No girly things

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.

Seriously.

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.

Little steps…

No girly things

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