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In thinking that your love of tacky pinkness and princess nonsense...

(78 Posts)
wahwah Thu 25-Jun-09 21:26:59

...means that I can't buy my daughter a pair of shoes without having rows of pink, floral and glittery nastiness paraded before me and that's YOUR fault for buying it and buying into all that sexist stereotyping.

chaosisawayoflife Thu 25-Jun-09 21:28:39

Who are you addressing this to?

abermum Thu 25-Jun-09 21:29:42

oh sod off, some of us like pink- go to start-rite they have decidedly non pink dull shoes for all ages. smile

charitygirl Thu 25-Jun-09 21:29:50

LOL - yes, AND your love of camouflage, khaki and dreary beige for boys means there's nothing brightly coloured for my DS now that he's over 6 months!

troutpout Thu 25-Jun-09 21:30:02

yanbu

All you pink glittery princess fluffy shite lovers out there

Desist

GodzillasBumcheek Thu 25-Jun-09 21:32:18

get lost moron

you only posted that to get people shouting troll so you can laugh at them

i know that for a fact because no sane person would blindly address a post to all MNers irrespective of whether they had ever bought their dd pink shoes - or even if they have a daughter hmm

As i said...moron.

Yurtgirl Thu 25-Jun-09 21:32:30

So start a company selling girls stuff in other colours, rather than ordering other people about hmm

Lilyloo Thu 25-Jun-09 21:34:55

I don't like it personally but my dd does hmm

GodzillasBumcheek Thu 25-Jun-09 21:35:05

ok i may have to slightly retract the moron bit as you have posted reasonable things previously (and i did expect this level of daftness to come from someone trying to rankle).

SpawnChorus Thu 25-Jun-09 21:36:59

Shop at StartRite. I find plenty of lovely red or navy shoes there.

PacificDogwood Thu 25-Jun-09 21:41:43

OP, I am with you all the way grin!!

I do NOT hate pink, but do hate the lack of choice and sex stereotyping: pinkypink for girlygirls and khakycamouflage for all the machominimen out there, aaaargh!

Yes, desist! Stop buying into the marketing, stop it now!! MNers on the barrikades to fight the multinationals!!! Down with globalisation!!!!

<<PD gets carried away with foam coming from her mouth and eyes rolling>>

LadyAga Thu 25-Jun-09 21:43:08

Next, Marks & Spencer and Monsoon have some beautiful none pink frou frou lines.

That's assuming you can afford to shop there.

wahwah Thu 25-Jun-09 21:46:36

Thank you Bum Cheek. I addressed my post to 'YOU' on the basis that if you were one of THEM, you would know who you were.

This might be a little over the top, but having tried to buy my daughter her first pair of shoes and wanting a pair with bumper (have you tried to polish the scuffs out of lovely smooth Start Rite ones?) I could not find a pair in her size that were not vomit inducing.

GreenMonkies Thu 25-Jun-09 21:46:57

I hate the lack of choice too.

Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink, it's so boring, really, it is!

wahwah Thu 25-Jun-09 21:47:48

LadyAga, thank you for your concern for us little people. That is very sweet of you.

modrin Thu 25-Jun-09 21:48:05

my son had on a lovely Pink shirt with stripes from Marks and Spencers Autograph yesterday which i bought in a charity shop for £2 so its not all about princesses and suchlike oh and i happen to like pink sparkliness so neh

wahwah Thu 25-Jun-09 21:49:09

Perhaps my comment was a little ungracious, Lady Gaga -I thought you were taking the piss. Perhaps you weren't. Sorry if not.

LovelyTinOfSpam Thu 25-Jun-09 21:49:20

Easy. Buy boys shoes. That's what we do.

Problem solved.

SoupDragon Thu 25-Jun-09 21:49:39

Unicorn vomit.

GodzillasBumcheek Thu 25-Jun-09 21:50:32

Pink is ok in small doses

It's Dora and Peppa and HSM i can't stand

There are never enough threads directly complaining about branded crap

SolidGoldBrass Thu 25-Jun-09 21:51:18

I loathe the gender-labelling on everything these days, too, but don't feel it's as much the fault of individual dumb parents as much as the corporations who, basically, see it as more profitable to divide stuff rigidly because then people have to BUY TWICE AS MUCH!. Though there is also a more sinister agenda on behalf of some organisations to insist on upholding gender divisions as to do otherwise might <eek! Sorry, manly ROOOOAAARRR>, you know, threaten patriarchy a lickle bit...

Hulababy Thu 25-Jun-09 21:53:09

IME it is really easy to fnd shoes and clothes for girls that are not pink, floral and glittery. Loads of shops do them!

However, doesn't mean your DD will always want them!

LadyAga Thu 25-Jun-09 21:53:43

I was having a cheeky pop as I thought your OP came across quite rude.... but I see that you didn't mean it to, so please ignore.

wahwah Thu 25-Jun-09 21:54:03

Spam, you know that's what we're going to do, but weirdly I feel a little perverse for doing so. It's not as if she doesn't wear her brother's clothes all the time too...

Branded goods. Now you're really talking. Complete and utter vileness. My Dh feels differently and sneaks the odd Marvel t shirt in, but I am generally against.

Ewe Thu 25-Jun-09 21:54:13

FGS it's just a colour.

Takes more than a pink pair of shoes to reinforce sexist attitudes. Why don't you worry/campaign about the huge pay gap between men and women, lack of female executives/politicians/army officers? Surely gender stereotyping has more issues surrounding it than SHOES.

Be confident in your own ability to educate and inform your child, you WILL be a bigger influence than a pair of bloody glittery shoes.

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