Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gender Indoctrination Much?

I've been fooling around today on Craigslist toying with the idea of getting a train table for Esther for Christmas. I am SHOCKED by the number of postings that say something to the effect of "Christmas gift for little boy" or "Great gift for your little guy." I want to e-mail every single one of them and say "Oh, I live down the street and can show up anytime with cash in hand, but since I have a little girl I guess she wouldn't like your table."

HEY PEOPLE - GIRLS LIKE TRAINS TOO! AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE? SOMETIMES BOYS PLAY WITH DOLLS!!!

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P.S. Did you find the pun in this post?

7 comments:

Stimey said...

I'm toying with the idea of searching for the pun.

I agree completely with what you say, and I think you should reply to the postings that way. But you might not get the train tables that way.

dc604 said...

is it "toying with the idea of getting a train table for Esther for Christmas" - i.e. - toying with the idea of getting a toy?

now I think I'm smart too!

dc604 said...

or do I not understand what a pun is?

Silvia said...

Samuel's favorite toy ids the kitchen we gave him for his birthday.. And a;most 6 yr old Eduardo asks to play with it too.

Marya said...

I found the same issue when we were looking for a kitchen for David. We finally found one that wasn't pink. I hear yah sister!

The Lowe said...

http://celebritybabies.typepad.com/reviews/2008/11/mickey-mouse-cl.html
Check this out? No way would himself have this girly looking vacuum in the house for his son.

Rachel et Natalie said...

I did get a train set for Rachel and she loves it and she has cars too!
I hate when people put genders on toys as well

 
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