The Earth isn't pink. I've never seen pink tools in the hardware store. It just doesn't make sense to make them pink, it only consolidates the notion in a little girl's mind that certain things are for her use, and certain things are off limits.
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24-04-2012 16:05 #31
24-04-2012 16:38 #32Senior Member
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Honestly, my first impression was if they are passionate people, they need to be passionate about something else. For goodness sake, we all have free choice - if we want to buy our daughter a truck, we can! I don't think this is worth carrying on about, who cares? There are things in the world worth fighting for, this is not really one of them imo.
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24-04-2012 16:54 #33
24-04-2012 16:55 #34
I hate them though, and DP has said they look cheap and overpriced (he knows tools - he has lots! lol). If I'm going to be doing handyman work, why do I need the "pretty" ones? Does using tools have to be a sexy, attractive task for women that we require tools that look nice (not IMO, but I'm sure they're supposed to). Why not tools that just get the job done?
I don't see why women need special pink tools... as if we're all paranoid that we need to look sexy and feminine while setting up the bunk beds or something...
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24-04-2012 17:16 #35
Why is the focus always on gender stereotyping of girls? I think boys are more likely to miss out on things because 'boys don't do that' (dancing, playing with dolls etc.).
I've been accused on gender stereotyping my DD because I want to put her into a toddler ballet class. She loves to dance, loves to wear dresses and skirts (tutus as she calls them ). I don't push it on her, that is just how she is! If I put her into a sport class people would applaud, but if I put a boy into dance I'd be getting remarks for sure.
24-04-2012 17:21 #36
I have heard it said that the pink tools are good so the 'man of the house' doesn't use them and break them, misplace them, or take off with them in their car etc... I too hate the idea of stupid pink tools, but any I did buy (not pink) did used to get abused by my now ex partner... my tools are now safe!!
24-04-2012 17:22 #37
24-04-2012 17:33 #38
The other day I was flipping through my vintage Enid Gilchrist pattern magazine trying to decide what to sew for my upcoming bubba. There were NO patterns for 'boys' or 'girls', ALL the patterns were unisex for babies, and most of them were gowns (little dresses). Even in the toddler books, most of the clothes (dresses and skirts excepted) were for either sex, but for boys you add a fly. Stereotyping does start very young these days, it's almost as if we have gone backwards.
24-04-2012 17:35 #39
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