as a freshman in college, i took a class that introduced me to the study of popular culture.
and while at the time i strongly believed i had a handle on the way media worked-
what it ended up doing was challenging everything i ever thought i knew about
"the way things are," especially when it comes to gender.
i remember being in class, saying,
"but i like barbies and mall madness and romance comedies because that's who i am"
and feeling pretty darn stupid when i learned otherwise.
in an effort to understand why her daughter would only wear pink and play with pink toys,
artist jeongmee yoon started a photo series called the pink & blue project to capture what
seems to be a universal trend of associating blue with boys and pink with girls.
|originally spotted here.|
also, read a marvelous response to raising girls and the whole
pink princess phenomenon on pacing the panic room.