This is super adorable, and also makes me want to say a few things about parents and dolls and kids and such.
I don’t think I will ever have kids, but if I do I am going to try and give them gender neutral toys. Especially building toys and books and things that stimulate their imaginations.
However if my hypothetical probably never to exist little girl wants a doll and wants to dress up like a princess she’s going to get the the pinkest most princessey things I can find her. The same goes if she hates all of my nerdy things and wants to play football instead, I’m going to learn to throw that handegg as best as I can and take her to games.
Because fuck imposing our ideas of personality on our kids. We can show them what we like, but let them choose if they like the same things as us.
Prepare to get your hearts WARMED, y’all.
A NYC library loans out a Kirsten doll, like a book, to kids whose families can’t afford her.
(They also say they loan Kirsten to families “who won’t buy dolls for feminist reasons” to which I say GRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrr….)
They have been doing this for years and the doll has been returned at the end of her lending period, every time.
Photo by Chang W. Lee, full article here.