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Russian doctors perform sex change operation on toddler - RIA Novosti

Russian doctors perform sex change operation on toddler - RIA Novosti | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
For those who believe that all babies are clearly either boys or girls. But is surgery the answer?
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This Scoop.it collection is a companion to my blog, Gender Mystique. The blog, began as an extension of my book, Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America (2012). Since then, I have expanded the focus to include gender and consumer culture more generally.

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6 ways students are fighting back against sexist school dress codes

6 ways students are fighting back against sexist school dress codes | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Instead of spending mornings in front of mirrors, stretching fingertips to measure skirt hemlines, high school students are now breaking school dress codes unapologetically. Then they're getting detention.

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How School Dress Codes Shame Girls and Perpetuate Rape Culture

How School Dress Codes Shame Girls and Perpetuate Rape Culture | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
When teachers punish girls for wearing clothes deemed 'too distracting' for boys to handle, it teaches a damaging lesson

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4 Lies About School Dress Codes That Cover Up Their Oppressive Effects

4 Lies About School Dress Codes That Cover Up Their Oppressive Effects | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
School dress codes police, target, and negatively impact students who are girls, of color, poor or working class, and/or gender non-conforming.

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Muttonhead Debuts A Gender Neutral Kids Clothing Line And It's Everything This ... - Bustle

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Mother-to-be attacks Mamas & Papas on Twitter over gendered clothing - Daily Mail

Mother-to-be attacks Mamas & Papas on Twitter over gendered clothing - Daily Mail | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Mum-to-be Dr Jess Potter was outraged by the labelling on newborn clothes from high street babywear store Mamas & Papas, which labels blue clothes for 'boys' and pink clothes for 'girls'.
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Gender-neutral parenting catching on, but not everyone's convinced - NEWS.com.au

Gender-neutral parenting catching on, but not everyone's convinced - NEWS.com.au | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
PARENTS are increasingly raising their children as gender-neutral, refusing to succumb to the stereotypes of pink and blue.
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JAN MOIR on PC bullies who want us to dress girls as boys - Daily Mail

JAN MOIR on PC bullies who want us to dress girls as boys - Daily Mail | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
I like to see boys in blue and blushing pink girlettes. However, contemporary thinking suggests it is wrong, wrong, wrong to saddle babies in gender stereotypes, writes JAN MOIR.
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Written by someone who has no sense of history or perspective.

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The end of boys and girls: These companies are going to change how your kids ... - Malay Mail Online

The end of boys and girls: These companies are going to change how your kids ... - Malay Mail Online | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, July 14 — Ever since Jaya Iyer’s daughter was a toddler, she had been fascinated by Saturn and its icy rings. When Swaha turned three, she had a space-themed birthday party.
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Gender-Bending Style: How Androgynous Men's Fashion Translates Into Mass ... - Huffington Post Canada

Gender-Bending Style: How Androgynous Men's Fashion Translates Into Mass ... - Huffington Post Canada | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Unlike their more established female counterpoints, what you see on the boys’ catwalks won’t be on the rack come next season, even in fast fashion knock-offs. What’s the deal?
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Clothing Companies Are Sending Your Kids Some Really Sad Messages About ... - Huffington Post

Clothing Companies Are Sending Your Kids Some Really Sad Messages About ... - Huffington Post | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Kids' clothing sends a powerful message to little boys and girls -- and parents might not like what it's telling them.

The debate over sexism and rigid gender stereotypes in kids' clothing has bee
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Lacy shirts, floral prints, silky fabrics — for men - The News Journal

Lacy shirts, floral prints, silky fabrics — for men - The News Journal | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“But the designers don’t do prissy. They prefer swagger, cool and just a little bit bad ass.”
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Sex and gender aren't perfectly binary. Why should clothes be? - Quartz

Sex and gender aren't perfectly binary. Why should clothes be? - Quartz | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“Science and history show that fashion's recent embrace of gender-neutral clothing actually makes quite a lot of sense.”
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Students Are Fighting Back Against School Dress Codes With #CropTopDay

Students Are Fighting Back Against School Dress Codes With #CropTopDay | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it

A Canadian high schooler is using the hashtag to take a stance “against the sexualization of women’s bodies.” In response, Halket declared Tuesday — her birthday — crop top day. “So PLEASE wear a crop top, sports bra, bralette, bandeau, or anything similar and stand in solidarity against the sexualization of women’s bodies on my birthday,” she wrote on Facebook. Courtesy of Kyrstyn Kumor And her fellow students responded. Both girls and guys showed up to school proudly wearing crop tops, some with messages of solidarity written on their skin. Courtesy of Alison Denham Courtesy of Bella Karadjian View Entire List › http://joronomo.com/students-are-fighting-back-against-school-dress-codes-with-croptopday/


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Strict Dress Code Causes Riot at Texas High School

Strict Dress Code Causes Riot at Texas High School | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
There’s a riot down in Texas and it’s not about women’s health or racist ranchers; kids are trashing their school to free themselves from oppressive dress codes!
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High Schooler's Letter Nails Exactly What's Wrong With School Dress Codes

High Schooler's Letter Nails Exactly What's Wrong With School Dress Codes | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Strange how the Us, Canada, born with freedom in mind, have turned so intolerant to the individual. Kuddos to this young girl! Here is the transcription of her letter: Dear [Vice Principal] Sturgeon, I have a concern I would like to bring to your attention. In today’s society, a woman’s body is constantly discriminated against and hypersexualized to the point where we can no longer wear the clothing that we feel comfortable in without the accusation and/or assumption that we are being pro

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I disagree with this article. On the contrary, it shows what's wrong with the attitude of most young women today and with a society which refuses to accept its responsibility to raise right-minded kids. The point?

 

The 'young lady' who presumably wrote the letter quoted here not only completely has a distorted understanding of the impulses that human beings (especially males) are born with, she insists that it's her right to take advantage of them.

 

She implys that exposing various parts of her body is somehow healthy and/or harmless. My response would be, 'So why aren't guys allowed or encouraged to dress like hookers or (at best) amoral Hollywood stars like the liberal media encourage our women to dress now?'

 

Clearly there's a double standard here but the answer isn't to lower morals. The answer is to raise morals. Lemme share an observation:

 

I lived in the UAE (specifically in Ras al Khaimah) for a year. I didn't socialize much because there actually wasn't shit to do in that town. But..I went the the shopping malls frequently.

 

And lemme tell you...Arab women, although they had to dress very, conservatively (including those black 'tents' they wear), frequently looked very regal, feminine, and sexy.... even when you couldn't see much but their face and hands.

 

Yes, it's true that some of them might have been real 'blimps' underneath their tents but still...what was visible was plenty to get guys aroused and I don't think there's anything un-natural about that.

 

I think there's a lot of things wrong with the Muslim religion but their ideas about how women should dress are basically sound (just a little extreme) I agree with them that women should dress like tramps in public. That used to be the idea in the US too...back in the 40's and 50's and everybody still managed to have plenty of fun.

 

Point....there should be strict dress-codes on young women in school. They should NOT be walking around like $10 'slam-bam-thank-you-ma'am' hookers. They are NOT in school to learn how to look like Victorias Secret models. They are NOT in school to learn how to fuck.

 

If they want to do that stuff off-campus... more power to'em. Then it becomes their parent's problem. Let'em go out and get banged-up and pregnant if they want too.... and lose their childhood... and live with it for the rest of their life.

 

But they are NOT yet, at that age, fully enfranchised adults. They are OUR responsibility to get through their childhood. They don't KNOW the difference between right and wrong and smart and stupid. They don't fully understand what it means to make bad decisions and suffer the consequences.

 

If they don't like being on a short leash while ALL they are is kids....that's too fucking bad. Their chain needs to be yanked until they 'get it'. And nobody in adult society has any business protecting or condoning their right to act stupid. 

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‘The right to be handsome': As the conversation around gender identity evolves, so does the fashion

Diane Sawyer's interview last month with Olympic champion Bruce Jenner, who came out as a transgender woman, reignited a national conversation about the ...
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3 Designers on How They Define Genderless Fashion - New York Magazine

3 Designers on How They Define Genderless Fashion - New York Magazine | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Their labels were part of a unisex fashion showcase at Pitti Immagine in Florence.
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How did dressing your baby become a political act? - New Statesman

How did dressing your baby become a political act? - New Statesman | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Dress your baby in pink and people will see a temperamental prima donna. Dress him or her in blue and they will see a boisterous little chap with a fine set of lungs.
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Fashion Blogger Belle Glass Tackles Fashion, Race, And Gender Politics In ... - Bustle

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If you haven't heard of fashion blogger Belle Glass before, it's time you look her up, because she's about to shake things up in a big way.
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The End of Boys and Girls: These Companies Are Going to Change How Your ... - Bloomberg

The End of Boys and Girls: These Companies Are Going to Change How Your ... - Bloomberg | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Frustrated parents are launching apparel startups to upend gender norms
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Your Children's Toys Are Perpetuating Gender Discrimination, And Woozy Moo's ... - Forbes

Your Children's Toys Are Perpetuating Gender Discrimination, And Woozy Moo's ... - Forbes | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Woozy Moo is taking a stand on gender equality by fostering playtime that doesn't discriminate.
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NYFW Men's Launches, Reinforces Gender Binary - Styleite

NYFW Men's Launches, Reinforces Gender Binary - Styleite | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Change cannot happen unless we actively resist what’s considered easy and normal in order to pave a more progressive lane for the future.
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Increase Sales by Removing Gender-specific Elements | Practical Ecommerce - Practical Ecommerce

Increase Sales by Removing Gender-specific Elements | Practical Ecommerce - Practical Ecommerce | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“Many major brands successfully market gender-specific products. Most of these items rely on trigger words and colors to make them stand out. For example, BIC ...”
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A call to action: Guide girls to dress with dignity - The Philadelphia Tribune

A call to action: Guide girls to dress with dignity - The Philadelphia Tribune | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Every so often, I write a column that gets me in trouble. Some would think I should have learned this lesson from my column of several years ago, “Where have all the good girls gone?” Boy, did I open up a can of worms!
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The Navy's new female uniforms draw fire at the Academy: 'Why are women ... - Washington Times

“Washington Times The Navy's new female uniforms draw fire at the Academy: 'Why are women ... Washington Times One change is to do away with distinct men and women's uniforms by making unisex clothing modeled after the men's style.”
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