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?
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.
I finally got around to reading the bumper Target Toy Sale catalogue.
And it’s just as pinkly sickening as you’d expect.