Sunday, June 28, 2009

More Gender Profiling; This Time, In Children's Books

Speaking of forced gender roles (and we'll hear a little bit more about that on tomorrow night's show), I feel obliged to re-post the following from a blogger who'd discovered this book in a library. Apparently it was a satirical book created by Whitney Darrow, Jr. and published in the 1970's. My guess, however, is that it would not be all too satirical in the hands of a 4 or 5 year old kid.

Have a look.


  1. Not only does it reinforce gender roles, it also reinforces heterosexuality as the norm. "I'm glad you're a girl... I'm glad you're a boy... We need each other." - If that's not heteronormative I don't know what is!

  2. yay! my internet find has fueled a blog post!