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Introducing…Princess Firefighter

Friday, June 12th, 2009

After yesterday’s meditation on toddler vehicles, I stumbled on a website hawking retro toddler firetrucks. Sold alongside these tiny $240 emergency vehicles—propelled by pedal power—is a small collection of firefighter garb. As you can see, the options are completely gender-neutral…. Why do little boys get to douse imaginary flames in realistic uniforms, while little girl […]

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Pink Alert: Princess mania getting even weirder!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

According to a new AP report, it’s finally dawning on certain parents that immersing their daughters in Disney’s Princesses crap—wands, tulle skirts, even castle-shaped alarm clocks (for the days when their daughters’ ladies-in-waiting fail to wake her gently)—might trigger a raging sense of entitlement. Feminist sage Barbara Ehrenreich sounded a similar warning in 2007, but […]

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