Dyson begged for Cinderella. [His] worried mum made the purchase and made sure his private school was aware of his costume choice.
In solidarity, three “stereotypically macho men” who work at the school dressed up as ballerinas
There were parts however that had me going “huh?”
Online radio blogger Lashaun Turner, the 46-year-old California mother of three grown children (including two boys), was taken aback by Kilodavis tracing Dyson’s fashion sense to age 2. “I mean it’s just crazy. Your 2-year-old is picking out pink colors and wanting to wear pink dresses and so therefore you start buying him dresses? I mean a 2-year-old has not a clue as to whether they’re boy, girl, fruit, vegetable or a rock.”
If a two year old doesn’t have any clue as to whether they are a boy or a girl then what the hell does it matter what colour or clothes they wear? As long as they are comfortable and warm in winter and not going to get sunburnt in summer does it really matter?
Warning: there is some fail in comments, although the first three I read were cool about it all. The fourth claimed to have studied gender at Uni and to therefore be in a position to state that letting small children dress up as they please could lead to gender confusion later in life. Yeah. All I can say to that is that this tomboy was pretty damn sure about who she was when the hormones hit in puberty. But then I had the full weight of societal expectations backing me up, so no wonder it was easy for me.