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When Sisters and Brothers Shared Clothes

“What was once a matter of practicality—you dress your baby in white dresses and diapers; white cotton can be bleached—became a matter of ‘Oh my God, if I dress my baby in the wrong thing, they’ll grow up perverted,’ ”

In a recent Smithsonian.com article, “When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?” Jeanne Maglaty delves into the baby obsession of gender identification through clothing.  We know the rule right?  Girls wear pink, boys wear blue and it is only fair to the world to dress your child appropriately so there are no awkward introductions or osmosis of baby gender confusion.

To read more about clothing discrimination and its effects on childhood development, visit SoToSpeakJournal.org

 

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This entry was posted on December 30, 2012 by in 1st Appeared on So to Speak blog.

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