|—||Diana Vreeland (via horreure)|
white people need to stop thinking shit is a matter of opinion.
you are getting proven wrong with statistics, experiences, research and facts. you have people defending their own humanity and existence and you think we’re arguing “opinion vs. opinion”?
I like how sweden just decided one day that gender is fucking bullshit so they got a gender neutral pronoun and stopped separating boy clothes and girl clothes and have pictures of spiderman pushing a baby stroller in a toy magazine why isn’t every country like sweden
you push that stroller sassy spiderman!
you fight those bad guys girlfriend!
you style that hair lil’ dude!
No one sits down and says, “Hey, what a great way to teach sexist and racist norms to a class full of kids!” I’m just saying that, like so many other aspects of culture, male and white in children’s books is considered standard and magically inclusive.
Shifting our norms to prepare kids to live happily in a diverse, pluralistic society requires that we stop accepting defaults and seek out alternative media narratives. Seriously, go take a look at your kid’s media diet from this perspective.
Soraya Chemaly (article on HuffingtonPost)
seriously this article is a great resource on multiple fronts