NEW STATESMAN, Glosswitch usually nails it: 'We are happy to allow girls to indulge in equality
make-believe every now and then (check out these pink NERF guns!), just
as long as boys are not being unmanned by insufficiently boisterous play
(indeed, it has reached a stage where some parents might even question
whether a boy who likes Disney princesses, Hello Kitty and My Little
Pony can be a boy at all). It is as though girls, preparing for a life
of flexible multi-tasking, must bend to different roles, whereas boys
must remain static and fixed. Gender liberation itself is run along
strictly gendered lines.'
"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was." - Molly Ivins 1944-2007
THIS IS ME...
... I blog from BURLINGTON, VERMONT. I'm a hustler about civic engagement & social action and I'll make publicity against a world that degrades and shames whatever way I can. Joy!