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Gender Stereotypes

Clothes maketh the (wo)man?

Here are pictures of Riley in pink looking and being Riley.  And there are pictures of Riley not in pink looking and being Riley.  They’re clothes, not a description of her preferences and personality.  Their function is not dependent on her gender! We’re getting to the stage where things outside of our little family unit...
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(not) Labelling gender challenge

So I challenge you to replace the words girl and boy in your vocabulary for a day with kid, or child or a gender neutral equivalent.  For extra bonus points, listen for it in others and either a) rephrase in your head or b) have a discussion on the impact it may have. (And why...
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Do you have the boy toy?

I uttered ‘arsehole’ under my breath today at McDonalds… (yep – the usual ban on most of McDonald’s fare is lifted on McHappy Day – if you purchase a Big Mac that is – although next year I think I’ll just donate or buy the socks.. How people eat that white confectionery bread and sugar...
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Wanted: common sense

So using my blog as therapy again…. Yay for school uniform policy changes in Vic but seriously cannot believe this topic is still controversial. Surely common sense dictates: here are all the items of clothing that make up our uniform, choose the bits you want to wear irrespective of gender. And let’s be honest, allowing...
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Self worth and gender stereotypes…

Sigh… this is a rant that has building up for a long time. And I don’t apologise for it. I am so so so sick of gender stereo types. I have no clue how a child in this day and age is meant to grow up with secure feelings of self worth. Why do we...
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