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AIBU?

to be offended by peppa pig's sexist message?

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ikeaismylocal · 05/02/2014 18:20

Today we watched Peppe pig for the 1st time.

The story line went like this;

Peppa and george were jumping in puddles.
Daddy pig's football shirt got muddy.
Mummy washed the shirt, Peppa put her red dress in with the shrt.
The shirk came out PINK!
Daddy pig came home, Mummy pig said she needed to talk to him, Daddy pig said he didn't have time as he was going out to play football Hmm
Daddy pig saw the pink football shirt, he said that must be one of Mummy's dresses because it was pink.
Peppa said there is nothing wrong with pink.
Daddy said pink wasn't a good colour for a football shirt, daddy pig asked george if pink was a nice colour, george said "yuk"
Daddy pig desides to go and play football in his white work shirt dispite having a perfectly good football shirt that just happened to be pink
No doubt Mummy pig had to deal with washing the mud out of the work shirt.

Aibu to be shocked by this gender sterotyping?

I have a 1 year old ds, he has pink clothes (and blue and yellow and purple and green) he plays with dolls, he has fairy wings, he also has cars and farm animals and balls.

I don't want ds to think that only dresses come in pink and boys should think that pink is yuk.

I live in a country where gender sterotypes not as common as in the UK so my opinion is maybe skewed.

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whomadeyougod · 09/02/2014 14:44

i thought this was a joke thread but now im worried you really mean it .

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Juliaparker25 · 09/02/2014 14:55

The Winter Evenings must just fly by.........

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pumpkinsweetie · 09/02/2014 14:58

I love peppa pig, yabu to see so much, in what is simply a cartoonGrin

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Wizard77 · 04/10/2016 17:47

Gosh, I can only assume that you caught a rogue episode because the vast majority of episodes are overwhelmingly biased towards mummy and the family makes a business of teaming up against the dad. He is constantly contradicted, criticised, ridiculed and generally emasculated. Not an episode goes by without him: being told he's fat, being undermined (having made a decision), making a wrong decision or being labelled "silly daddy". It's truly awful and sends completely the wrong message to our children. We banned my first from watching it for fear she sees it as fine to ridicule her father and rate him a bafoon if he ever gets anything wrong.

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UsernameHistory · 04/10/2016 18:23

he has pink clothes (and blue and yellow and purple and green) he plays with dolls, he has fairy wings, he also has cars and farm animals and balls.

How did I know this was coming?

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RhiWrites · 04/10/2016 18:28

Hi OP, I think you're taking some unfair flack here. If I'd seen the episode is also have interpreted it as sexist but it sounds from what others have said there's some context for it eg pink is the colour of a rival team, Daddy put the washing on initially.

Good that mumsnet is full of experts on the Peppa Pig oeuvre! Grin

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LoftDweller · 04/10/2016 18:29

Does your ds have a tutu though?

I want to be Nanny Plum when I grow up.

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Soubriquet · 04/10/2016 18:31

ZOMBIE THREAD

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PotOfYoghurt · 04/10/2016 18:32

For fuck's sake it's a

*ZOMBIE ZOMBIE ZOMBIE
*
It's Peppa fucking Pig. Why is this being dragged up two years later?!?

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LoftDweller · 04/10/2016 18:33

I totally missed that Soubriquet!

Wizard why would you search for and post on this thread? Confused

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MiaowTheCat · 04/10/2016 18:38

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Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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TiggyD · 04/10/2016 19:22

They'll all be bacon by now.

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