Or the one in which Marnie, her uptight best friend, wore a bright little cocktail dress to a Bushwick loft party. Or the one where Jessa wore a long see-through eyelet dress over hot pink underwear to her gig as a nanny. Dunham said. Key to this ethos, Ms. Characters also wear some clothes repeatedly.
Site Information Navigation
I was recently in a department store buying my daughter some new clothes. I shrugged. My wife and I are fairly practical and sensible, and we think our daughter should have comfortable clothing that is conducive to running and playing. What makes a striped shirt appropriate for little boys but not little girls? Why are even things like pacifiers and baby onesies so incredibly gendered? These are children who are outdoors every day, in cold or rainy weather, playing in sand and on the grass, rolling down hills, collecting leaves in the forest, and riding bikes. I often wonder whether these girls in their dresses are warm enough outside and if they feel able to participate in everything that the non-dress-wearers are doing. Will they be hampered by those dresses and by ideas about what girls can or should do? As though an infant notices or cares! To me, clothes are clothes.
But the gap is even wider than I thought. Stores keep them in different sections, after all! When I finally became a parent myself, I was determined to give my own child more freedom and more options. I prepared myself to offer him boy clothing, girl clothing, as well as more neutral clothing, and let him decide what was best for him over time. I also prepared myself to deal with the inevitable push-back my family would receive in our gender stratified society. This was the first thing I noticed that really threw me for a loop. When my kid was a newborn wearing hand-me-downs from a variety of friends and family members, the clothing was heavily gendered, but it was the same stuff underneath.
The kids groaned as he handed out the battered paperbacks. Having found the book dated when I read it in my own grade ten English class years earlier, I sympathized with their reactions. Hinton is a woman? I felt like a similar thing was happening when I saw a trailer for the new clothing line Ellen Degeneres designed for Gap Kids. It is a social movement meant to empower young girls to be their own heroes. To be clear, I loved this video the first time I watched it.