Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Children: Christmas Toy-Shopping Rant vs. Gender Stereotypes

One more Christmas-themed item today (since Christmas is, in key respects, all about how a child can reveal to us mysteries hidden to older and "wiser" heads):

I really like this little girl's Christmas toy-buying rant against the strictures of gender roles and how those roles put children into boxes that quite frequently don't fit the reality of little boys and little girls.  A Huffington Post article published on Christmas eve adds commentary to Riley's video.

The world of the future may be in for a wild ride, as children with these convictions (and the willingness to voice them) come of age.  And wild may well be just what the old world needs to help it become new again, in the coming generation.

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