Thursday, 3 December 2009

Too Much Spare Time On Your Hands, Ladies..?

An anti-pink pressure group is calling for the Christmas boycott of a high street giant, accusing it of leading young girls up “pink alleys”.
The ‘high street giant’ in question?

The Early Learning Centre. *rolls eyes*
Co-founder Emma Moore, 38, a mother of two girls, said: “Ask yourself what we want girls and boys to learn from an early age. Is it that pink, passive and pretty is for girls and that blue, bold and challenging is for boys?

“Since the early 1990s manufacturers and retailers of children’s products have fabricated restrictive boundaries of what it is to be a girl in today's society.

“As a result body image obsession begins younger and younger and beauty is valued over brains.”
Wow! The last time I saw that much cod-feminist horsecrap was over in CiF. You should get yourself a gig writing for them, ladies…
Ms Moore founded the group with her twin sister Abi, a mother of two boys, after comparing the products available for their children on the high street.
Hmm, I wonder what their day job is..?

And if anyone was wondering if any politician would be stupid enough, or desperate enough, to support these two, look no further than Bridget Prentice, MP, Labour:
Organisers, backed by Lewisham East MP Bridget Prentice, say there is a huge gulf between the types of toys available for boys and girls.
Yes, that’s just the sort of issue that the Parliamentary undersecretary of state for the Ministry of Justice should concern herself with, isn’t it?
Ms Moore said: “Over the last 15 years or so there’s been a neon pink signpost out there we’ve all been happy to follow. It needs to change.

“We want Early Learning Centre to put its money where its mouth is and to really start encouraging our daughters to be active and happy children instead of passive and preening princesses.”
Isn’t that a mothers job? I’m pretty sure we haven’t ceded all child-raising decisions to the Early Learning Centre.

If your daughters are lazy and unhappy, I think it’s down to you, sweetie…
A spokesman for the shopping chain said: “Come down to Early Learning Centre and see for yourself the huge range of toys in an assortment of colours.

“Customers can choose a red kitchen, a blue kitchen, a blue cash register, a yellow dollhouse or a gorgeous farm.”
Waste of time engaging with these loons. Your company statement should have just been ‘*shrug*’…

9 comments:

Dan said...

Why don't they just not buy pink stuff for their kids?

DJ said...

I'll leave the question of being led up girls' pink alleys to Dr Freud and ask three things:

Could anything be more passive and princessey than whining about what other folk do?

Did the fact I guessed they would be hatchet-faced witches long before clicking on the link mean I psychic?

If blue is bold and challenging, how do they explain Everton?

banned said...

DJ "If blue is bold and challenging, how do they explain Everton?" Bloody good point.

If I had two children and took them to ToysRus what should I do if the girl wanders over to the pink pretty things ( with Mum ) while the boy drags me over to the cowboy costumes and ActionMan ?

Presumablt Emma'n'Abi would have me up for re-education.

Oldrightie said...

Presumablt Emma'n'Abi would have me up for re-education.

That's not so far away as we might like, is it?

Henry Crun said...

Abbi and Emma from Pinkstinks...

Now I don't know much, but instilling the idea in young girls that pink stinks, might not be such a good idea for later in life...

Ross said...

"I'll leave the question of being led up girls' pink alleys to Dr Freud and ask three things:"

It does sound like something that would appear in a "Finbarr Saunders and his Double Entendres" strip.

dr cromarty said...

Abbi'n'Emma. They are women, they are strong. Wouldn't catch them whining about something as trivial as the colour of toys. Oh no.

Spastics.

North Northwester said...

"blue, bold and challenging is for boys?"

Not when it's Cameron's powder blue, it isn't.

JuliaM said...

"Why don't they just not buy pink stuff for their kids?"

Because they are modern progressives, and it's not enough if they don't do it; everyone shouldn't do it...

"Could anything be more passive and princessey than whining about what other folk do?"

Good point...

"Now I don't know much, but instilling the idea in young girls that pink stinks, might not be such a good idea for later in life..."

ROFL!

"Not when it's Cameron's powder blue, it isn't."

Sadly, that's true.