Monday, January 23, 2012
Hiss at Gender Norms Week
Every day of Hiss at Gender Norms Week, I will be posting something hiss-able, something that puts people in their place based on their gender.
I will deal with the issue of gender roles... in babies.
You might think- hey, they're babies. They can't talk, or anything. Or, really, in any way comply to gender norms. Right? Wrong.
But, people? They're babies. They don't really prefer one over the other, okay? And if they did, it wouldn't be consistently boys=blue, girls=pink.
You're trying to spread gender conformity to the babies before they can even talk! Or walk!
And you know what? This is gender norms!
And, for the record? The colors being associated with a certain gender in the first place is a problem. My favorite color is blue. I know a guy whose favorite color is pink. So, bang.
Babies don't have favorite colors. But that doesn't mean you should stick them in a pink onesie just because they're a girl, or in a blue one because they're a boy.