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I hope everyone had a merry, happy insert holiday here.

This is making the rounds, but I had to share it. I adore this little girl and applaud her parents.

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Date: 2011-12-27 05:46 pm (UTC)
thothmes: Sam holding an aimed revolver, Saying "make my day", Legend you go girl (You Go Girl!)
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Oh, I really, really wish I could get the Whirlwind to think this way. She plays hockey with boys and really loves boy/unisex toys when they have come home to our house (in as much as she likes toys at all, not being a very toy-centric kid) but take her to a toy store, and she totally gets sucked in by the princess aisle, and refuses to look elsewhere. Why? Because these are the things for girls! You would never know that I've tried to teach the "Disney is just trying to part you/your parents from your/their money with their princess industry, ditto Mattel corp. and Barbie" since infancy. The tidal suck is just too strong for her to resist.

Personally I think that she does it because she feels that she needs to maintain her feminine bona fides because she plays hockey with boys and most of her friends are boys too. Nothing wrong with being girly, I just hate to see anyone give in to marketing pressure like that. I kind of feel the same way about people who must have the latest version of the latest Apple product on the day of release too.

Edited for spelling. Isle =/= aisle. If only it were that simple, then we could simply refuse to row her to the princess isle, and she would never get contaminated!
Edited Date: 2011-12-27 05:49 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2011-12-28 12:10 am (UTC)
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True, but then Whirlwind could be like me and turn Barbie into Star Wars characters and play them (and then have REAL AUs when you combine them with the Star Wars characters I also had). Heh.

You can like pink and princesses AND like superheroes! (Personally, I've never cared for pink, but as for the rest, GIRL POWER!


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