Monday, December 26, 2011

Not All Girls Like Pink Toys

This little girl would like the option of choosing something that is not just pink.

14 comments:

Rita said...

Amen Sister! Girls want superhero toys too!

Too precious! Love how the dad supports her sex equality and open mindedness. Good job dad!

Snakeoiler said...

Posted this on my FaceBook yesterday. As someone with a 17-year-old daughter who has always abhorred pink, this felt like being in a Toys R Us in 1999.

Ray said...

GOOD for her! I was just having the EXACT conversation this weekend with my 5 year old niece...she felt the same way that this little girl did! GOOD parenting ALL around!

Pookie said...

i think little miss riley is brilliant. i just hope that as she grows she doesn't completely shun the 'pink' just b/c she thinks she needs to make a point. pink it ok, as are multi-colored superheros. i hope she never loses that. what a cutie.

Momster said...

Good for her! I never liked pink, either! :)

What is she holding? Is it the Scooby Doo guy, the one wiht the scarf?

classalpha said...

... stupid kid - the 'GIRL' toys themselves aren't pink but the disposable PACKAGING is so parents can differentiate between 'GIRL's toys "Em" 'BOY's toys in the store aisle. No one stops parents from buying oppositely-marketed toys either. BTW who buys toys for small children anymore anyway - kids are getting electronic gadgets now that are "meant for" adults - a "friend" of mine's 5 year old niece got an iPad2 for Christmas - my friend who's twenty-something doesn't even have an iPad...

Interplanet Janet said...

I love this child... and I hate pink. :)

MadLyb said...

This warms my heart. Good job, parents!

FUCKBLOGGER said...

I played with transformers, thundercats and GI Joes when I was a kid (a girl-kid), and I HATED Barbie and dolls and pink and dresses. But, this reeks of mom and dad filling a little head with cynicism and then putting her on display. They are entitled to do this, of course, but it's clear this little girl doesn't think "the companies" are trying to manipulate the six year olds out there. Why don't her parents just buy her some boys toys instead of teaching her to rant about gender-identity? She'll have decades of time later in life to realize the unfairness of gender stereotypes.

Miss X said...

What a cutie! Did anyone else find it ironic that she was wearing a very girly (but blue) shirt?

Mooshki said...

"She'll have decades of time later in life to realize the unfairness of gender stereotypes."

What, so she should wait until she's 30 to realize what a mistake it was not to try to do well at math and science in school, and to value herself for her brain instead of her looks?! They have to get it in her head while they can. It takes a shitload of work to keep girls from being fucked over by peer pressure and pop culture from the moment they hit puberty. Just take a look at the studies...

Reese said...

I agree, Riley. Pink makes me gag. Always has.

mngddess said...

My daughter HATES ribbons. Hates them with a purple passion.

And that little girl - you're looking at a future attorney general. LOL

Fawn Neun said...

I don't remember there being QUITE as much pink crap in the stores when my kids were little. I was able to buy more gender-neutral stuff for my kids in the 90's. They were both boys, but I could buy them cooking toys and other 'girl stuff' without them being bright pink. Now when I shop for little kids, it's all so rigidly colored pink or bright blue. WTH? Even baby clothes. Mine had green and yellow and multicolor. Now when I look for my step-son's babies, it's all either pink or blue. What happened?