Excerpts from my shopping trip this weekend to pick up toys for my girl from the Angel Tree at work:
*ponders coloring books* If I buy the Princess coloring book am I perpetuating the gender stereotype? But her card lists that she wants dress-up clothes! *buys a mix of coloring books*
*ponders tricycles*...Why are there no gender neutral cycles? I don't want to buy her a very specifically 'boy' bicycle in case she's a *pink* kind of girl, but...but... *buys the Dora the Explorer trike* At least she's an explorer and multicultural!
*ponders dress up clothes*...Maybe she doesn't want to dress up as a faerie! Or a Victorian lady! Or a bride in a big white dress! Maybe she wants to be a policewoman or a firewoman or an astronaut! Or a physicist! Anyone ever think of that? *buys the cowgirl outfit*
And this is just internet exposure!