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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Just because it's blue hat, doesn't mean that it's a boy's hat!

Come on people get with the PC, blue is a gender neutral colour programme!
I came across this exchange of emails from parents in the apparently upmarket Park Slope in New York via the Corner.
Entitled the The Park Slope Hat Spat by the Gawker, it's worth a read if you want to be frightened by decontructing, sociological mumbo-jumbo spouting, sexism spotters. All over a mother who picked up an "adorable" blue hat and thought the owner would like it back and titled her email "boy's hat".

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Blogger -Ann said...

Wow. I especially like the person who took offense that the originl email stated the hat was for an older child, thus marginalising younger children with big heads.

Somebody has too much time on his or her hands.

April 12, 2006 10:15 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the last poster who in mockery claimed that maybe calling something a "hat" was wrong because it might in fact turn out to be a "very soft, porous bowl." Priceless response!!

July 13, 2006 11:13 a.m.  

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