"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thank you, toymakers. No, really. Thanks a lot.

Little girls everywhere, upon visiting the beach for the first time:
"But my globe taught me the ocean was pink! No fair. I wanna go home and play Barbies!"


Via Feminist Philosphers, who have been on fire lately when it comes to calling out unnecessarily gendered products.


plumpdumpling said...

Hey, I had a globe just like that! Except mine was blue. I want the pink one. Damn my parents and their gender-neutral toy purchases.

Tracey said...

There's apparently nothing gender-neutral about blue, even if it's representing water. Your parents must have thought you were a boy. (Although, that doesn't explain all the Barbie Cards you had.)