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Things that are harder than I thought they would be: Being a feminist and working in a toy store.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bitten back commentary on how I don’t believe in gender-specific colours for kids’ clothing so I can’t really tell you if it’s too girly for your son to wear.
Or that yes, Thomas the Tank Engine is a girl’s toy. I played with it, and I am a girl. Therefore: Girl’s toy.
Or that you shouldn’t stop your son from picking out a pink toy because he likes that colour.
We used to only have two kinds of wrapping paper: green with bikes on it, and lighter green with PEACE and RECYCLE and GO GREEN on it.
I’ve had to rewrap things because it was in the bike paper, but it was for a boy.
Apparently, because some of the bikes are pink, it’s “girl’s paper”.
But — can everyone not like bikes? How is that inherently more girly than GO GREEN paper?
Don’t even get me started on the Lego For Girls debate.
“So are you mad because they gave them boobs?”