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Best Buys for Parents Looking for Empowering Kids Clothes

Best Buys for Parents Looking for Empowering Kids Clothes | Scarf Monkey
In this blog I point the way to some genuinely empowering t shirts for kids. If you’re looking for yet another t shirt telling a boy he’s ‘always awesome’, or a girl to ‘always be positive’ just pop down to your local supermarket. If you’re looking for something less gender stereotyped there’s definitely something for you here!

Top Twenty Gender Busting Kids T Shirts: Breaking gender norms

Top Twenty Gender Busting Kids T Shirts: Breaking gender norms | Scarf Monkey
Check out our Top Twenty gender busting kids t shirts! Are you frustrated by the endless sameness and gender mainstreaming on kids t shirts: kittens and princesses for girls, dinosaurs and ‘awesome dude’ t shirts for boys? We’ve found some great alternatives for you. 

Gender Stereotypes: Slogans on Kids Clothes

Gender Stereotypes: Slogans on Kids Clothes | Scarf Monkey
Frustrated by gender biased slogans on kid’s clothes? Here I share common gender stereotypes on our kids’ clothes, and why they are damaging. It’s not all bad news! We can avoid gender stereotypes on our kids’ clothes.

Gender Stereotypes: Animal designs on children’s clothes

Gender Stereotypes: Animal designs on children’s clothes | Scarf Monkey
Have you noticed on children's clothing that boys usually wear predators whilst girls wear prey? What subconscious message does this send to our children?

Gender Stereotypes: Can boys have heroines?

Gender Stereotypes: Can boys have heroines? | Scarf Monkey
I went on a bit of a hunt for Frozen clothes for kids, just as the film was released in the weeks before Christmas.  If I’m honest, it was rather depressing. The female Disney characters on girls’ clothes were all great: Anna and Elsa, light blue, a bit of snow, strong poses.  But it was the boys’ clothes that made me rather sad.

Magical gender stereotypes. Why are fairies for girls?

Magical gender stereotypes. Why are fairies for girls? | Scarf Monkey
When it comes to magical creatures on our children’s clothes, the gender gap is wide, and neither girls or boys are on the winning team in my (not very humble) opinion.