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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
'The problem is that none of the tops aimed at boys or aimed at being unisex included the actual lead female characters Anna or Elsa.  Not one. There were lots of Olaf the snowman on boys’ clothes ... but none of Anna, none of Elsa.  We are teaching gender stereotypes and reinforcing gender stereotypes when we don’t expect boys clothes to include female lead characters. 

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.