Feminist Mama Fail…

This morning Bella said to me, “I am going to be a singer lady, a paleontologist, and a mad scientist. Aren’t I going to be a busy girl? But my daddy (husband) will stay home and take care of my babies.”  So I was all patting myself on the back, right?

This afternoon, Bella says to me… “Why did you say I can’t be a cheerleader?  When I grow up I’m going to be the prettiest cheerleader in the world!”

Gah!  Gag me with a spoon, ffs!

Thanks a whole fucking lot Kim Possible.  Did they have to make her a cheerleader?  I guess so.  The only possible way a girl could be a superhero is if she is also a thin, pretty cheerleader, right?

On that note, don’t miss this post about early sexualization;  the images are really shocking.  I share this authors concern regarding song lyrics.

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3 responses to “Feminist Mama Fail…

  1. Courtney Ostaff

    I guess I’m lucky Gwen doesn’t even know that such thing as cheerleaders even exist, yet. 😉

    Why not just tell her that you want her to do something that helps other people?

  2. Its sad that feminists swing so far the other way. Ever think she could be a badass woman and a cheerleader?

  3. Heather, thanks for your comment; to answer, OF COURSE she could. She is, actually. However cheerleading at this time is almost unanimously the sport of girls cheering for boys, and I can’t get behind that for my daughter. I let her watch KimPossible because she IS a badass woman. That doesn’t mean I have to also like cheerleading.

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