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Words Used in Advertising for Toys

My first job when I was 16 was at Toys ‘R Us. The gender segregation was so SO PRONOUNCED. Some of the parents that I saw with their children validated this by telling them “No sweetie, that’s a boy’s toy”, or “No. The boy’s section is over here”. Those moments made me rage the hardest.

    comprimida:

    Words Used in Advertising for Toys

    My first job when I was 16 was at Toys ‘R Us. The gender segregation was so SO PRONOUNCED. Some of the parents that I saw with their children validated this by telling them “No sweetie, that’s a boy’s toy”, or “No. The boy’s section is over here”. Those moments made me rage the hardest.

  2. "The cultural associations of mind with masculinity and body with femininity are well documented within the fields of philosophy and feminism. As a result, any uncritical reproduction of the mind/body distinction ought to be rethought for the implicit gender hierarchy that the distinction has conventionally produced, maintained, and rationalized."

    Judith Butler, Gender Trouble (via suddenlysamuel)

    Yeeeep!

  3. "My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself and do whatever she needs to do."

    Ani DiFranco (via lizzfest)

    This is mine as well. I think too many see “feminism” as a dirty word because they think that it calls for only one way to be a “woman”, and that just isn’t the case. If anything, that’s part of what feminists are fighting against.

About me

[A place to put my thoughts and random finds] -------------------------- 23 years old, feminist, perpetual student, nerd, gamer, animal appreciator, and Canadian