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Petition to end gender stereotyping in children's clothes

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SWatson219 Thu 20-Oct-16 21:50:30

Hi, are you fed up of having to search in the boys' clothing section if you want to dress your girls in something other than pink and princesses? I think there should be more CHOICE in girls clothes and shoes. Yes, sometimes they want to wear pink but sometimes they want to wear t-shirts with robots or dinosaurs on. Tops, pyjamas, socks up to the age of 6 or 7 years old could easily be unisex with designs listed in both the boys and girls clothing ranges by the retailers. If you agree, please sign and share this petition. Thanks!

www.change.org/p/john-lewis-partnership-end-gender-stereotyping-in-children-s-clothes?recruiter=66819397&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

TooPlain Thu 20-Oct-16 21:58:08

I really cannot get too worked up about this issue. There is absolutely nothing stopping anyone from buying from whatever section they like, but most parents prefer to buy clothes specifically designed for the gender of their child. This is hardly a new phenomenon and I can't see a petition changing hundreds of years of this custom.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 22-Feb-17 15:20:53

While I also deplore gender stereotyping, I don't really think this merits a petition. I used to simply encourage DD to make all her choices regardless of arbitrary labels, as did I. She knew it was silly when the trousers or t-shirt she preferred were in the 'boys' rails (while still liking the odd dress on occasion) and she took the same view on toys, hobbies and now degree choice.

Just use the clothes and shoe shops as a place to encourage independence of thought.grin

ErrolTheDragon Wed 22-Feb-17 15:22:43

Whoops, didnt notice the date blush, I'd been searching for something else and though I was bavk in active convos.

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