You Can’t be a Princess
As infuriating as this video is, the worst part of it is that no one came to the little boy’s rescue. It’s more socially acceptable to dress up like a boy than it is a girl. A girl who wants to be Spidey is strong, but a boy who wants to be a princess is… what? Weak? Gay? The kid was a good actor, too, explaining he didn’t want any of the “boy” options because they fight. He wants to be pretty, sure, but also caring and loving. Not a damn thing wrong with that.
I’ve got a post coming up where I take a look at the kids costume section at the local Target and notice some depressing trends in marketing towards boys and girls. Stay tuned!