To not send my daughter to this party?
ohlittlepea · 24/07/2015 17:20
Its a footballers and cheerleaders theme, shes a toddler, it just makes me feel yeuch.
I was thinking of sending her as a footballer, but really not sure if I want her to go at all...its just so not girl power.
But then is she missing out due to her mums weird ideologies?
TheHouseOnBellSt · 24/07/2015 17:25
If you're against cheerleaders full stop then just send her as a footballer. Perfect way to show others how it's done
I'm a feminist but I gave my DD a "Mermaids and Monsters" party when she was 4...we had male mermen and plenty of female monsters plus a couple of hybrids! DD was a Monster Mermaid...she had a "tail" and green face paint with fangs!
Becca83 · 24/07/2015 17:31
I don't really see the problem?! You get male cheerleaders and female footballers, so I wouldn't think it was gender specific. Just send her as a footballer if you're that bothered. I bet there will be loads of little boys and girls in what you would construe as "opposite" costumes.
ohlittlepea · 24/07/2015 17:36
I know cheerleaders do amazing gymnastic feats and are a sports team in themselves, Im sure most of them are hugely empowered people, but I do thinks they have a very sexualised image...for a one year old girl...also the message that boys play sport while girls shake their tushies in appreciation grates on me :) I know that is overgeneralised and unfair but its my honest prejudice.
OnlyLovers · 24/07/2015 17:42
I do thinks they have a very sexualised image...for a one year old girl...also the message that boys play sport while girls shake their tushies in appreciation grates on me
I agree. I'd feel uncomfortable for this exact reason. Actually, I'd feel uncomfortable about this theme for a party for grown-ups, let alone toddlers.
But rather than not letting her go, I think sending her as a member of tee England women's football team would be cool.
ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged · 24/07/2015 18:13
Just send her as a footballer. My DS has been to two parties as princesses. No one batted an eyelid (though if they did they'd have ex-military dh to deal with and would no doubt get a lecture on why it's perfectly find for a preschooler - or anyone else - to love pink)
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