To add to your bookmarks, here’s Cordelia Fine in New Scientist running through some more of the scientific evidence that gendered toys are a product of socialisation rather than genetics.
Any explanation of pink preference that is handed to children by the society they live in and only looks at the last hundred years, and calls itself “evolutionary psychology”, is blatantly misunderstanding both words in its title.
Pink cancer marketing globally diverts generous people’s donations away from the organisations doing most of the work towards organisations who are just better at marketing – the filmmakers determined only 15% of monies raised in North America go to research prevention, and 5% to research environmental causes of breast cancer. Does this sound like the best use of donors’ money? And what about all the non-pinkified cancers?
Going on from bluemilk’s post on Masculinity and the fear of losing it and Mena’s comment is allowing our girls to wear nail polish and dress up in pink enabling femininity? Are we giving our daughters the wrong message? From a personal perspective, I would say no because I allow both my son and daughter the opportunity to dress up… Read more →
A sampling of Australian recreational obstetric ultrasound advertising: A Peek of U at Serenity Spa, Wollongong: At our Spa location the Mum to be can enjoy a luxurious pedicure or spend most of the day being pampered, completing the day with a special 4D Bonding Ultrasound experience. […] In our non-clinical environment you can bring the family and relax on… Read more →
Crikey is opening a new blog just for women! Should they paint it:(surveys) Please feel welcome to add your suggestions for banner imagery in your comments. Or mock up your own banner, and share. Share this post? Related posts: Come one! Come all! The 44th Down Under Feminists Carnival heading for Hoyden! Quickhit: Invisible women, invisible politics The Tenth Down… Read more →
I finally got around to reading the bumper Target Toy Sale catalogue.
And it’s just as pinkly sickening as you’d expect.