I don’t really like to do posts on subjects that can often be emotive, but I really felt like I wanted to post this today.
Gender stereotyping. I hate it and the way certain things are marketed and men/women, boys/girls, based on colours or even patterns.
I hate the fact that we allow colours to determine what is acceptable to dress our children in, and even down to the toys they play with.
Surely all colours are equal? Just another shade on the colour wheel. Maybe it’s just me but I find it ridiculous that we allow ourselves to be dictated to like that.
My son wears pink. Infact, he wears all the colours of the rainbow because shock horror, a colour is just that, a colour. Pink will not make a boy girly and vice versa. To even suggest such a thing is laughable.
I understand if people don’t like certain colours, and so do not dress their children in that colour. I’m the same (personally I am not a fan of pastels) But to avoid a certain colour because it is branded specifically for only a boy or a girl, I just don’t understand this.
Big companies have a huge part to play in this too. With the way they only make kids clothes in certain colours for the two genders and also how toys are marketed.
We went to Toys ‘R Us recently, and everything is seperated into boys and girls toys. Really? What’s the difference? Are girls only supposed to pay with pink glittery dolls, and boys to play with dinosaurs and trucks? Don’t get me wrong, if that’s what your child likes playing with, then great. But what ever happened to children being able to just choose ‘toys’. Toys they like. All too many times I have heard parents say to their children ‘oh no, you can’t have that it’s for boys/girls’. I even heard a lady in a clothes shop tell a young boy that he wasn’t allowed pink socks because ‘boys don’t wear pink’. View Post