Okay, so we have all been there. You’ve found something your child will really love…BUT it’s in the opposite gender section.
Today I got Rosie some PJ mask pyjamas because I knew full well she would love them, and she did! The added bonus that you didn’t pick wrong😂.
Rosie loves PJ masks and has done for a while. Just as she likes Spider-Man, Scooby do & Paw Patrol. I know, Paw Patrol is not a one gender related programme but her favourite is Chase, and to find an outfit or a toy that’s for ‘girls’ with Chase is bloody difficult. I mean why?! Why do companies do this?
I went shopping, there was lots that I knew Rosie would love for herself. For example some spider man clothes. In the dress up second there was a ‘spider woman’ dress and knowing my daughter- that would not be good enough. She would have to be spider man in his full outfit. What I don’t get, is why these things are associated with genders. Now I’m not at all slating the gender divide. That’s a whole different argument but it’s a bloody kids tv programme!
I hope she won’t ever see the colour divide when shopping, she tells me she likes something? I will get it. For example when we go Tesco shopping, she has the hardest decision picking a My Little Pony blind bag and a Zombling blind bag.
I don’t agree with these things being specifically tailored to girls and boys. It’s a ridiculous concept with leaves some parents not giving their children the things they will like because of it.
Children are so innocent and have no idea about these things. Let them live, let them decide what they like and if that means buying your little princess a hulk doll because she ‘just loves it’ as Rosie says: then do it.
I went to twitter, to post an anonymous poll for people who felt they couldn’t buy their children something they knew they’d love because it was in the opposite gender section of the shop. 23% of the people who answered said they did feel that they couldn’t buy it. Although a larger amount of answered no, there is still people who don’t. In my eyes, this is so sad.
Have you ever stopped yourself from buying something because of the gender title?
Until next time,
*this post is not sponsored, it is not a collaborative post, nor are any of the brands mentioned have I nor am working with. All opinions are my own.*