TMF: When gender police attack!

Last week the conservative media and blogs blew up with the news of a J Crew ad featuring Creative Director Jenn Lyons painting her son’s toenails pink. While nail polish might not be a toy exactly, I think this qualifies for a Toy Marketing FAIL! post if I ever saw one.

This is just another example of the hysteria storm that floods the cultural consciousness whenever we are confronted with little boys and/or little girls doing something outside the gender norm. Whether it’s the “wrong” Halloween costume or a celebrity’s child who bends the gender rules, the punishment for violating the strict gender code is swift and often cruel.

Honestly, who gives a shit if a little boy’s toenails are painted pink? It’s not permanent! These gender police are just bullies in “concerned” adult’s clothing. And it’s just lame.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s