Gender stereotype pet peeves

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Melissa posted this 30 August 2019

I have two boys and I swear everytime my eldest (just turned 3) does something wild and someone says, "boys will be boys" (including my husband) I want to throat punch them! My kid doesn't get a pass to be wild and crazy because he's a boy (he may be wild and crazy because he's 3!) but it makes me cringe to hear that. What are your pet peeves that people say or do related to your kids' genders?

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Grace posted this 30 August 2019

I have boys who love to play with trucks, dirt, etc but I know plenty of girls the same age that also like all "boy" things dirt, dinosaurs, action figures.... If I had a girl I'm sure she would play with all of that stuff, too and be just as "rough and tumble" - I think it's defintely nuture vs nature [for the most part.]

Naomi posted this 31 August 2019

Yeah my daughter loves some princess stuff and loves dinosaurs. I feel like that whole gender thing should go away because kids just play with whatever they find interesting. My daughter's fave color ever is blue (even though I love buying her pink things).

Allison posted this 04 September 2019

We have been using "boy colored" items with our daughter since she was born. She has always had pink AND blue/orange/grey/black stuff. So when out in public, people call her a boy and ask how old HE is, just because she isn't wearing a bow or pink. Annoying, but whatever. If I really cared I guess I would put her in all pink every day, right?

nancy posted this 09 September 2019

I hate that all baby boy things are blue. I dislike blue as a baby color. I got oodles and gobs of baby blue things as gifts which I appreciate and am so thankful for but I just cringe at the color. My sister in law has 2 girls under three and EVERYTHING is pink and it drives me crazy. I do some photography and went to take "fall color pictures" of her girls and low and behold they were pink head to toe....in a fall photo shoot.

Megan posted this 16 September 2019

My boys specifically requested at least one pink notebook for school HAHA they think it's cool. My youngest just bought a pink and purple nerf gun from the thrift store. He liked the features and that it folds up, he didn't care what color it is! They are typical rough and tumble boys but I don't force boy "stuff" on them. Their dad does enough of that

Kelly posted this 18 September 2019

I am in total agreement, boys will be boys is not a accuse.  I think we need to raise all kids to just be good humans. 

Annie posted this 18 September 2019

I hate the whole pink and blue thing! I mean why does pink equal girl and blue equal boy? It drives me nuts. 

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Annie posted this 18 September 2019

Sorry more to say - I also hate when toys are labeled for boys or girls (in their description online, on packaging, or in stores). Toys should always be unisex. I even see it for stupid things like pacifiers - the package will actually say "boy" or "girl"!

Corrine posted this 18 September 2019

It drives me crazy when people say that my little boy is physically advanced because of his gender and will likely be slow with words because typically girls are mentally smarter.

Sarah posted this 18 September 2019

Men always have the easy way out, even as babies, huh?! Kidding, but girls are definitely expected to act more put together from the getgo. (I am a boy mom).

Brittani posted this 18 September 2019

I was just getting ready to say the same thing. Like why can't my boy wear pink when he comes? One o my daughers likes blue, so what?!

I hate the whole pink and blue thing! I mean why does pink equal girl and blue equal boy? It drives me nuts. 

Charlene posted this 19 September 2019

I hate when people assume my daughter likes certain toys and act surprised when she's into things like trucks and building things. 

Megan posted this 25 September 2019

I overheard a man saying their wife, the soon to be grandma, wanted to help paint the nursery for their first grandchild. And he said well you have to wait until you find out if it's a boy or a girl before you can pick a color. EYE ROLL. No you don't. Pick a color you love and paint the nursery!!

Lilliana posted this 25 September 2019

Pink for girls and camo for boys! Both look great on either gender!