Pink or blue? Any color would do

I am in the process of arranging a birthday party for my son to which both boys and girls are invited. We managed to find a gender neutral venue and theme, but it has been difficult to find objects for goodie bags that are not gender-specific (even pencils and erasers have clearly segregated themes-princesses for girls and cars/ superheroes for boys!) I feel like we take this gender divide a bit too far, although in recent years, prominent retailers have stopping labeling toys as belonging to girls or boys.


Looks like we all have culturally divided
Girls and boys in two groups, we’ve somehow decided
Pink is for girls, boys’ color is blue
Everything that they need is color coded too
Not only are there different games and toys
Even pencils, pens and books differ between girls and boys
In these times when in equal education we believe
This difference in upbringing we fail to perceive
Dolls and make-up for girls, cars for boys
Division is created by segregation of toys
Princess books for girls, for boys superheroes
No gender-neutral home decor, to add to my woes
Why such differences when both have to know
The same three “R”s, the same life skills as they grow
The gender divide in the market is so wide
Gender-neutral objects for my child are difficult to provide

If it were up to me I would eradicate
All gender based segregation, let the innate
Understanding of the world for a child be bias-free
Perhaps more well-adjusted adults we would see…

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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