1932-1977: Lego's Brick Era (click thru for analysis)
Gendered Marketing, Article, Historical Perspective, Lego Gender, Thinking Brickly, Photo, Gender Gap, David Pickett
Thinking Brickly: The LEGO Gender Gap: A Historical Perspective | fantastic and thorough article by David Pickett, including resources for how to fight gendered marketing
PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE LEGO GENDER GAP The splashy introduction of the new LEGO friends line earlier this year stirred up a lot of controversy. My goal with this set of posts is to provide some historical perspective for the valid concerns raised in this heated debate
PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE LEGO GENDER GAP by David Pickett
LEGO Girl Figs throughout the years by fallentomato, via Flickr
Thinking Brickly: The LEGO Gender Gap: A Historical Perspective
Part I: Historical Perspective on the Lego Gender Gap
Interesting history of the LEGO gender gap
A historic look at the Lego gender gap
Legos gender gap.
Same Baby, Different Color (click thru for analysis)
Babies, Color Cues, Baby Noah, Gendered Baby, Color Click, Pink, Society Polices, Baby Doused, Baby Kits
How Society Polices and Enforces Gender Roles and Norms. THIS is why I don't want my baby doused in pink.
Babies are babies and all look the same at this stage. For marketing, the same baby is used, the only difference is the color. The significance of this is that it demonstrates that gender is very important to adults. These color cues are to make the consumer feel like they are choosing the correct or cutest item.
Safety 1st gendered Baby kits. Note how we're already seeing that it takes 5 more items to groom a girl then it does a boy. The gendered messages come early.
This kind of thing really gets me riled up. I need to make sure I choose more of the pink ones for Owen. Aesthetically I'm not a fan of pink, but I'll embrace it to make a point in this matter. Sheesh. Sam Baby, Different Color (click thru for analysis)
SAME BABY, DIFFERENT COLOR
Gendered Sprinkles (click thru for analysis)
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Gendered Sprinkles. THIS IS OFFICIALLY TOO FAR MY FRIEND. TOO FAR.
Gendered Cereal (click thru for analysis)
Gender Images, Muller Kids, Football, Body Image, Kids Corner, Corner Hearts, Socimages Content, Gendered Kid S
New Muller Kids Corner Hearts and Footballs
Pink and Blue... er, Red at Toys 'R Us (click thru for analysis)
Girls Loose, Toys R Us, Christmasshopping Toysrus, Toysrus Singaporeshopping, Gendered Kid S, Girl Toys
Sun Always Sets at Six - Shopping for Children - News - #ChristmasShopping #toysRus #SingaporeShopping Read about the year we turned our two girls loose in Toys R Us Singapore for one hour, each with a shopping cart they could fill as much as they wanted.
WHAT KIDS LEARN AT TOYS ‘R US
Kids and Their Stuff (click thru for more)
Projects, Little Girls, Color, Kids, Pink Blue, Photo, Blue Things
The caption on this blog post photo is"Whose vagina exploded?" One of my favorite blogs ever, one of my favorite photo captions ever.
The Pink and Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color... girls’ preference for pink and boys’ for blue was universal and widespread, powered by pervasive advertising and media messaging intentionally targeting each gender of children with the respective color.
The Pink & Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color | fascinating study on gender binaries created through colour | thesis work by JeongMee Yoon
Les garçons s’habillent en bleu, les filles en rose, c’est ainsi. JeongMee Yoon démontre l’excessivité de cette norme sexuelle et sociale dans sa série The Pink and Blue Project dont les sujets sont des enfants entourés de leur univers à une couleur dominante.
The Pink & Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color by visual artist JeongMee Yoon.
The Pink and Blue Projects by South Korean visual artist JeongMee Yoon. "Pink was once a color associated with masculinity, considered to be a watered down red and held the power associated with that color. In 1914, The Sunday Sentinel, an American newspaper, advised mothers to ‘use pink for the boy and blue for the girl, if you are a follower of convention.’ The change to pink for girls and blue for boys happened in America and elsewhere only after World War II."
SeoWoo The Pink and Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color | Brain Pickings
"Portraits of Little Girls and Boys with Their Pink and Blue Things South Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon on the project: 'This project explores the trends in cultural preferences and the differences in the tastes of children (and their parents) from diverse cultures, ethnic groups as well as gender socialization and identity. The work also raises other issues, such as the relationship between gender and consumerism, urbanization, the globalization of consumerism and the new capitalism.'
for the kids
Pointlessly Gendered Products (click through for more)
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Pink earplugs~ perfect to wear when using a blender, drying hair, sleeping, mowing yard, etc~ cute safety gear
Don't jeopardize your sleep because someone else is being a rude asshole - Always have earplugs handy for sleep. A must have for I. Pretty sweet, I know :p
FREE Sample Hearos Earplugs While Supplies Last **This Freebie goes LIVE at 11 am est DAILY Limited Supplies–So be ready by 11 am!
It's a music festival... trust, you're going to need them.
Kids and Their Stuff (click thru for more)
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JeongMee Yoon’s “Pink and Blue Project” Photo Series Examines Gendered Color Coding | Bustle
The Pink and Blue Project by Jeongmee Yoon | Trend.Land -> Fashion Blog & Trend Magazine
Extreme Radical Awesome Pictures of Kids ‘n Their, um, Stuff » Sociological Images
Kids and Their Stuff (click thru for more) (For multicultural ed course)
Korean Artist (HOLLA!) Jeongmee Yoon's The Pink and Blue Project
EXTREME RADICAL AWESOME PICTURES OF KIDS ‘N THEIR, UM, STUFF
Kids and Their Gender Typing Stuff (click thru for more)
The Pink & Blue Project : (2005-ongoing) JeongMee Yoon
THE PINK AND BLUE PROJECT BY JEONGMEE YOON
Gendered Kids Stuff: Diva Onesies (click thru for more)
Christina S Baby, Kids Stuff, Boy Brings, Baby Girl, Children Even News, Gendered Kids, Kids Heat, Baby Stuff, Brings Sexist
Gendered Kids Stuff: Diva Onesies (click thru for more) - holy shit do I hate stuff like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gendered Kids Stuff: Diva Onesies (click thru for more)...I need my child to have all of these.
Toy Ads and Learning Gender | Feminist Frequency
Lego Boys, Boys Club, Feministfrequency, Feminist Classroom, Lego Friends
The latest on women as background decoration in video games is haunting. Also trigger warningy. - Feminist Frequency
LEGO & Gender Part 2: The Boys Club | Feminist Frequency http://www.feministfrequency.com/2012/02/lego-gender-part-2-the-boys-club/
The Lego Boy Club - Anita Sarkeesian discusses how LEGO has been intentionally marketing and producing sets and themes almost exclusively for boys over the last few decades.
The LEGO Boys Club - Lego & Gender Part 2, posted in http://progressivemormonmom.com/thanks-society-for-undermining-my-efforts-to-keep-my-son-from-getting-caught-up-with-traditional-gender-roles/
LEGO & Gender Part 2: The Boys Club | Feminist Frequency. A "pin now, read later" pin for me. I was recently SO angered when I tried to buy a present for a 10 year daughter of a friend. I don't know how it is for others, but I don't have the time to run through the whole town to find something that is not horridly gendered. I eventually settled on a little science kit (she is not that bright or interested, but there's still hope) and a gift card for the Itunes store.
Youtube about the FAIL which are the new LEGO "girl" blocks (Part 2).
FeministFrequency - "The LEGO Boys Club - Lego & Gender Part 2"
Image Based Harassment and Visual Misogyny | Feminist Frequency
LEGO & Gender Part 1: Lego Friends | Feminist Frequency
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Want more body positive inspo? Tired of being made to feel like you aren't good enough by the media? Check out these safe spaces that welcome everybody, no matter your size, shape, colour, age, gender or sexual preference etc: www.facebook.com/positivebodyimage89 www.positivebodyimageinspiration.tumblr.com
Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D, on "fitspo" and why it is just as dangerous as thinspo. #stopfitspiration #bodyimage #eatingdisorders
Original Pinneer:"When I first joined Pinterest, I had a fitspo board. This is why I deleted it." I totally agree and have decided to delete mine as well.
So true. Yes there are many overweight people that eat bad and don't work out, but Don't judge a book by it's cover.
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So true. As a naturally skinny person and then being a heavier person the last 4 years I can relate to both.
why believe? #fitness #fitspiration #health #beauty #self #love
Cool daily motivational fitness and health pictures
why would you believe one thing but not the other?
So true. Don't judge a book by it's cover.
So true, best thing I've seen all night!
"I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny - a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons. Let them never be Stupid Girls." – Jo Rowling
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15 tips for raising kids with a Positive body image - I don't agree with every one of these, but I don't want my daughter growing up obsessed with her weight even when she's perfectly healthy.
15 Tips for Raising Kids With a Positive Body image. This is really interesting and important. These are good reminders whether you have boys or girls. #bodyimage #loveyourbody
Tips for raising kids w/ healthy body image. I think this is soooo important! I never EVER say anything about my weight in a bad way in front of my girls...I only hope I am being a good role model for them.
I'm sick of sending messages about getting "skinny" to people. Little girls are the ones that hear this and they end up with eating disorders. Cut the skinny crap. It's about HEALTH. Society is messed up, we need to change that. Advocate for a healthy body--WHATEVER that looks like-- and a healthy body image.
I so don't want to pass down body image issues to my daughter. 15 Tips for Raising Kids With a Positive Body image. this is really interesting
15 Tips for Raising Kids With a Positive Body image. Good tips to know. I always want my daughter to feel good about herself.
I wish more moms thought about the fact that their little girls are watching EVERYTHING they do and want to be JUST like them...15 Tips for Raising Kids With a Positive Body image
15 Tips for Raising Kids With a Positive Body image. This is really interesting and important. These are good reminders whether you have boys or girls.-This really is more common than you'd think. Don't let kids watch you and learn that it's normal to not accept your body and constantly want to change it. Don't show your kid that appearance is important by making how handsome or beautiful she is the first compliment you give.
Don't let her think like this. Parenting quotes on PictureQuotes.com.
TALK TO GIRLS ABOUT THEIR THOUGHTS, NOT THIER LOOKS. Ask little girls about ideas and books, instead of complimenting their looks. "Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything," www.huffingtonpos...
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A CUP OF JO // How to talk to little girls // ask little girls about ideas + books instead of complimenting their looks.
An article about how to talk to little girls...how to raise girls so they don't focus on their appearance. One tip is to ask lil kiddos about their ideas and interests instead of complimenting them on how frickin cute they are. *"How to Talk to Little Girls" by Lisa Bloom (Huffington Post)
GREAT article How to Talk to Little Girls by Lisa Bloom, which encourages adults to ask little girls about ideas and books, instead of complimenting their looks.
Just read this* article about how to talk to little girls...I've thought about this often...how to raise girls so they don't focus on their appearance. One tip is to ask lil kiddos about their ideas and interests instead of complimenting them on how frickin cute they are. I love this and am going to commit to doing this from now on out. *"How to Talk to Little Girls" by Lisa Bloom (Huffington Post)
A CUP OF JO: Ban the word "bossy" Girls don't need to be called bossy, they can be called leaders
Important to remember! A CUP OF JO: Motherhood Mondays: How to talk to little girls
Motherhood Mondays: How to Talk to Little Girls | A Cup of Jo
A CUP OF JO: Motherhood Mondays: How to talk to little girls
Finnish Maternity Box Stats Finnish Babies sleep in these boxes, given to their expectant parents by the state with baby supplies inside, because the state has made a commitment to give every child in Finland, no matter what background they're from, an equal start in life.
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#Recycled #Cardboard #Craft #Kids - Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. This is an awesome thing to do for new parents.
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes (infant mortality) Infant mortality is an actual thing. And as you can see, a lot of it is because moms don't have access to the simplest things.
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. Why does Finland do EVERYTHING right and we are so backwards here?!
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes (infant mortality) Another reason Finland is winning.
#Recycled #Cardboard #Craft #Kids - Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes.
Hmmm. Interesting. I like
finland baby boxes
And all of those sizes are thin, apparently, and look pretty much the same.
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Levi's: they seem to be all the same model size, but if you look really, really close, you can see they are very slightly different in shape...
Levi Jeans ad. Hotness comes in all shapes and sizes....as long as its one of these three shapes or sizes.
The line of customized shape-fitting denims boasts in a print ad, "hotness comes in all shapes and sizes." But underneath that message of empowerment, are three models with very similar, slender body types. Aside from slight differences in backside protrusions, none of the models reflect the size 14 shape of the average American woman
Ummm...which one is supposed to be the curvy one???? I am all about getting fit and healthy, but when Levis launches a campaign that says all shapes and sizes this is not exactly what someone has in mind...
Levi's ad..... Hotness comes in ALL shapes and sizes. What? skinny, skinny and skinny? What the fuck. They're all SKINNY
Aside from slight differences in backside protrusions, none of the models reflect the size 14 shape of the average American woman.
Levi's embraces diversity... as long as "diversity" means "tall skinny girls in heels with marginally differently shaped hips and butts." I can't decide whether this is comical or heartbreaking. In the text it states that the point of this is that they make different jean fits based on "shape and proportion, not just size," but earlier they state twice that size is also a criteria of their fit. And I see no variation of size there. >:(
The Best Funny Pics Compilation Somehow, I don’t think they even...
THIS IS SUCH CRAP!!! Read the article! Screw you Levi's!
Comparing corporate "love your body" campaigns. Click through for more! "Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you. When you know that, your self esteem does improve, no surgery or botox or cosmetics required."
Comparing corporate "love your body" campaigns. Click through for more.
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dont listen to this SHIT... Did you know Dove is a product of Uniliver who also create LYNX/AXE? so this body positive women friendly is horse shit...
Interesting. Even "real beauty" is distorted. “There’s a difference between the coaches, counselors and organizations that actually work to promote self-esteem and the corporate interests who have conflated self esteem and beauty as a way to sell products. Gussying up the beauty myth under the guise of promoting self-esteem is just the latest marketing trick.” - Golda Poretsky, HHC
These "real beauty / love your body" campaigns are still trying to sell you a product. Of course they're not really diverse or progressive.
Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you.
Spot the difference... Victoria's Secret Love My Body campaign vs Dove's Real Beauty campaign (via Golda Poretsky at Body Love Wellness)
These "real beauty / love your body" campaigns are still trying to sell you a product -- in the case of Dove, a product owned by the same mega-corporation that owns AXE, maker of some of the most sexist ads in America. And because they are designed to sell, there is no incentive to make these "campaigns" truly diverse or progressive.
Interesting....Comparing corporate "love your body" campaigns. Click through for more! "Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you. When you know that, your self esteem does improve, no surgery or botox or cosmetics required."
#eatingdisorders #bodyimage #beauty #media
This is why your feet hurt.
Shoes, Fashion, Style, Highheels, Xray, High Heels, Beauty, X Ray
X-Ray of foot in high heeled shoe I guess it's a good thing I'm married to a man my height - wearing this kind of shoe appears to not be such a great idea!
Xray of a foot in a high heel shoe. LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL.......................no wonder these suckers hurt so much!glad i don't wear them!!
No optical illusion here. It sure does put a new perspective on high heels and what's going on in the foot in the shoe in the fashion of high heels. No wonder that hurts.
X-Ray of foot in high heeled shoe... My reaction: Look at that open joint space. Beautiful. Lol. #xrayprobs
X-Ray of foot in high heeled shoe... Beauty is pain! I hope guys appreciate the struggle! Lol
X-Ray of foot in high heeled shoe - things we do for beauty....
#fashion #shoe #xray #highheels #love #style
Don’t assume she wants to play house, she might want to build one. If my daughter or son ever want a doll house, they will build it with me.