The Pink
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The Pink

The Tale of the Pokemon Bike

What We Say To Our Children About Gender Stereotypes Matter

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“That’s a boy’s bike. The other kids are going to tease you. Get the Barbie one instead. It’s pink.” My Grandmother insisted, even though I didn’t like pink or Barbies. Their hard plastic bodies were alien and unnatural; I liked soft, plush dolls that I could hug and snuggle with.

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