Wednesday, November 14, 2012

She fell off and bumped her head


Yesterday Hannah asked me why there are no little girl monkeys jumping on the bed.

I told her patriarchy and gender stereotypes. 

Then I said, little girl monkeys can totally jump on the bed. Her dad was already trying to incorporate some "she fell off and bumped her head" lines into the song. I'd encourage everybody else to do the same. You know. The next time you are singing "Ten little monkeys jumping on the bed." Which is every night before bed, right? Just me? Well, still.

Also, read this: NYTs New Study Finds Gender Bias in Children’s Books 

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