Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Yes Another Gender Post

So recently this picture has been circling the internet.

These are onesies! Made for babies! 
So I have so far done many posts about gender equality and not genderizing kids, but i feel I need to really put my two cents in here.
I have a daughter now. A beautiful blank slate of chubby thighs and arm rolls. I want her to love herself and always think she is beautiful. 
This is my sweet baby girl. She is beautiful just the way she is.

And yes I realize this onesie was meant as a joke, but why does the one intended for girls have such a negative message when the boys get to wear a super hero cape? It's bad enough that there are thousands of onesies out there for girls that only say things like "Daddy's Little Princess" or "I'm so pretty", or other slightly negative messages for little girls. When Bug was a baby he had onesies that had geeky messages or sea creatures or animals, and of course Sweetbaby inherited them but she also has a ton of the "Sweet and Sparkle", and "My Daddy thinks I am pretty", kind of onesies. We were given them. I have been slowly weeding them out. 
Honestly I am just ranting here and I don't really even know what to say about these messages we are sending our daughters. I guess the bottom line is do we want their self worth in their looks? And if your answer is yes... at least don't do it through negative messages like "I hate my thighs".

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