You have certainly got the measure of me. I already 'like' that FB page and I have both Steve Bidulph books. (Although the Raising Girls one is written by someone else but foreworded by him if I remember rightly). The Steve Bidulph book about raising boys was brilliant and we still refer to bits of it. DH is always particularly keen to look out for more positive male role models around the place and it spurs him on to keep helping run a youth club when he is shattered at the end of the week.
I'll keep digging around through my internet history to try and track down what I was thinking of. I think it was about the very early years when very subtly girls are moved towards pink and 'traditional' girls toys so that by the time they are 3 and really like pink so that is why we buy it, it is obviously down to conditioning already.
I haven't been militant and banned pink, but with 7 grandchildren and only 1 girl, it is fascinating and infuriating to see the differences in how they are treated.
I keep wanting to turn round and say 'I don't have a clever son and a beautiful daughter' but obviously I do. In fact I happen to have the 3 most beautiful, clever and wonderful children in the world ever
(No bias was used in the typing of this post!)
DD is saving up for a chemistry set. DS was given some money (not by us) to celebrate him getting into his new school. That irked me too - he got his place by the fortune of where we live, and seeing how hard it is for some on here I feel we have had it easy. Can you tell I am a grumpy woman at the moment? Anyway, I might give DD an equivalent amount so that she can buy her set and excitedly tell Granny about it and hope that one day we will get the message through.