Fuck Yeah Fan Art: AT-ST shooting at…something.
Actually I suspect you can skip the first 8 if you just do the last one.
Thoughts on having a daughter…
When we discovered that I was pregnant with Eva, like most parents, Johnny and I used to daydream about whether or not we would have a son or daughter. As the months went on were often asked the stock-standard question — “Is it a girl or boy?” And as soon as we found out that we were having a girl, I had no hesitation in telling anyone who asked; however, in hindsight I almost wish we hadn’t. I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but it just meant we were given a slue of pink and ‘girly’ things before Eva was even born!
Whether it be their name, clothes, toys or television, I now see gender training everywhere. Girls are dressed in “pretty” clothes, boys in more practical clothes. You often go to the store and there are two options for toys and clothes: pink or blue. And as much as we have tried to buy ‘gender neutral’ toys, the toys we have in Eva’s room are so different from the toys we often see in boys’ rooms.
Some of the points made in Lisa Bloom’s article, How to Talk to Little Girls, have been stuck in the back of my head. I think it’s about striking a balance. I believe that one’s gender forms an important part of your identity; however, I don’t believe that it should define who you are as a person.
Despite the fact that Eva has four tutus and a number of ‘girly’ dresses, I don’t want to push her —even inadvertently— into being a ‘girly’ girl. I can only hope the train set, dinosaur figurines and rocket ship that Eva has will negate this. I am not saying that I am going to discourage Eva from playing with certain toys, and I’m definitely not going to stop buying “pretty” dresses, but recently I’ve been more aware of my actions and expectations.
We will love Eva if she is the frilliest glamour girl at high tea, or if she is the toughest bitch on the hockey field. But we don’t want the toys, movies or clothes to push her one way or the other. We want her to —as mush as possible— make the choices for herself. I want her to have as many options and opportunities, and I can only hope that her gender will never limit her.
2013 can’t get here soon enough
I liked this panel, so I colored it!
Enserio Que si xD