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?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…
“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.”
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.Isn’t that a mothers job? I’m pretty sure we haven’t ceded all child-raising decisions to the Early Learning Centre.
“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.”
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.Waste of time engaging with these loons. Your company statement should have just been ‘*shrug*’…
“Customers can choose a red kitchen, a blue kitchen, a blue cash register, a yellow dollhouse or a gorgeous farm.”