In one brief facebook exchange the Nature versus Nurture debate is settled.
Typical of these silly people, I fail to understand why be so negative, especially on twitter, but I suppose being SJW is compulsory on twitter.
And those children will grow up to be just whingeing SJWs like their parents.
Our youngest granddaughter is also very much into pink, disney princesses and so forth.
That is inside the house.
Outside she drives a mini quadbike, an electric car and small motorbke.
My son is a petrol head and has let her have her head, well supervised.
She also climbs trees, swims like a fish and is into any adventure that may be organised, especially if it is on the water.
And yes she had had a few minor injuries, she has a short cry then gets on with her adventurous life.
And she is only just turned 5.
A girlie princess inside, a tomboy outside and no fear of the unknown.
When she gets a bit older, an Optimist and Sunburst dinghy await her, being restored and refurbished by a very proud grandfather, who does not waste his time twittering.
The world will be her oyster, no fear of my granddaughter becoming a SJW.
Sounds like she is having a great time – and has adults around her that allow her to be herself, have lots of different experiences and find out for herself what she likes to do. Very lucky girl.
Girl prefer pink… And mother is sad.
I say mother is something else.
Why sad, would ahe be happy if she chose black, and full ninja suit?
Or maybe the burka suit.
Actually, one of my daughters chose black for a dress when she was about 4. (That was back in the day when mothers sewed.) It’s still her favourite colour.
Reality kicks in! There are studies with Rhesus Monkeys showing gender toy preferences align with stereotypical male/female toys. Presumably, the rhesus monkeys are responding to cultural stereotypes :D
Little girls LIKE pink. I am reminded of a one whose parents were keen long distance endurance riders. They had lots of horses and lots of no-frills leather gear for riding them and they were keen that daughter should join them when old enough. 5yo daughter was keen too, but ONLY if her pony had pink gear, and the clothes to match. In all other respects she was a farmers daughter.
Just to let you know, during the 19th Century- Pink was exclusively a boys colour- it was considered to be way too strong for girls.
What’s the bet that in 100 years time, pink will be a boys colour again. Fashions tend to go in circles.
“There is no reason why you should take my word for this. Back in the days when ladies had a home journal (in 1918) the Ladies’ Home Journal wrote: “There has been a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger colour is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.”
The Sunday Sentinel in 1914 told American mothers: “If you like the colour note on the little one’s garments, use pink for the boy and blue for the girl, if you are a follower of convention.” Some sources suggest it wasn’t until the 1940s that the modern gender associations of girly pink became universally accepted. Pink is, therefore, perhaps not biologically girly. Boys who were raised in pink frilly dresses went down mines and fought in the second world war. Clothing conventions change over time.”
I was envious of a primary school friends who a fluffy pink angora jumper, I so yearned for one. Mother dressed me in the practical colours. The girl was bigger than me so ultimately she handed it down to me. I was thrilled briefly, the fluff got everywhere, up your nose etc., as an adult I prefer the more practical colours, the beiges, off whites, the black, blues etc.,
So, what are you saying here?
Commonsense and practicality prevailed, pink and fluffy might be fine when little (my mother let me choose to wear it) but as I aged I saw the sense behind my mother’s idea of what was sensible for a child. The pink and fluffy lasted for a very short time. The same has happened for my nieces, they wore “girly” pink which didn’t suit them, now they are extremely well dressed young women (in my opinion) but you could not change their choice of pink when they were young and allowed to choose for themselves.
A victory for free will, may those children grow up to be free thinkers, despite the malign efforts of those working against them.
well, you push nature out the door and it flies back in at the window.
These ‘parents’ should be prosecuted! Their attitudes are appalling.
These parents are just hypocrites. They are want to “not” push their kids one way or the other but when the child chooses a direction for themselves they are saddened. The hypocrisy is strong in these so called mothers
It’s purely social conformity. Kids are like sponges and will pick up social cues from the world around them.
They must have been so disappointed when they didn’t have hermaphrodites and actually had to deal with genetically real boys and girls.
What exactly does Chris Keating mean by “one of each”? If gender, how many genders does Chris recognise? I have no idea how many children Chris has.
And how dare Shannon Proudfoot pigeonhole her child with patriarchal words like “daughter”! He/she/it may prefer pink, but that’s no reason to assign gender roles to him/her/it.
So by trying to force gender neutrality on their children these “parents” are effectively doing what they’re supposedly against. The easiest way to find a hypocrite is to look for an SJW.
SJWs meet human nature. Welcome to reality.
The true sadness is for the children of such manipulative, selfish parents who fail to understand their moulding of the child ending when their child sucked that first lung full.
Once the cord is cut the bond that replaces it has to be built from that point on from the parents actions more than the child’s.
Who was it said “suffer little children”?
Twitter: virtue signal centre.
I’m guessing they have a rainbow toilet as well. No doubt they are also in the 42% of bludgers spoken about in another of today’s posts.
We must thank Milo Yianiapolous for pointing out that the transgender debate has also settled the nature v nuture debate as well.
What do the fathers of these children have to say?
Maybe they are not allowed to by their wives.
Probably don’t have fathers.
These people are sick!
When I want a spanner I ask my daughter to pass me one. But I don’t dress my son up in a pink frock and make him play doll dress up and shopping cart.
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