The feminist hearts in millions of women and men the world over grew a few sizes with hope the past week. That hope came from a three-year-old Newburgh, New York girl named Riley, who ranted about the gender expectations in toy buying for little girls and little boys over Christmas. Her video went viral.
Disney just announced a new kind of princess to their plethora of ladies in tiaras. In contrast with adult princesses like Jasmine and Cinderella, Princess Sofia the First is a child. Sofia’s key market is little kids ages two to seven, and her movie is set to hit theaters next fall. She will then move into the small screen with her own series on the Disney Channel in spring 2013.
I’m speaking in generalities here, but in so many couples, it seems like the women get taxed with the job of buying gifts, even if it’s for the husband’s family. Again, I know that it isn’t the case for everyone. In my own situation and relationship, it doesn’t work that way at all. We both shop and wrap for the gift recipients. But, in so many situations, why do women get stuck buying and wrapping the gifts?