Ok, I admit it that I am not exactly girly. I´m not exactly a tomboy but I still wear pregnancy jeans not because they´re so comfy. I love Star Wars, Heroes, roller coasters and I only wear makeup for weddings.
Although I´m not a raving feminist Lu does wear pink dresses with bows and frilly socks and she owns a stuffed doll (used to be mine!). But I do believe women should be able to make choices about their lifestyle as should men.
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Buying gender neutral toys for a baby is really easy, most of them naturally are. Lu does have an inherited princess type swing and a teddy bear that´s wearing blue pajamas. The thing is I feel when you give little baby girls purses and teapots and little boys balls and toolboxes you are sending a pretty powerful and not so subtle message about what is expected from them as girls and boys, and eventually as men and women.
Sure, I want my daughter to drink tea and carry her stuff in a purse is she chooses to but I also want her to be able to fix her own toilet and kick a soccer ball around on long summer evening. But mostly I want her to choose as a person and not as a stereotyped girl.
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