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Parents who dress their daughters in pink are holding back the economy, says minister (UK)
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:14PM GMT 05 Feb 2014 | Christopher Hope

Posted on 02/05/2014 4:32:45 PM PST by Olog-hai

Parents who dress their daughters in pink and force them to play with dolls are holding back the economy, a Government minister has said.

Jenny Willott, the Consumer Affairs minister, said that women were being forced into professions that paid less well because of gender stereotyping when they were young children.

Girls were often guided into low paying occupations like nursing because of the types of toys they were given to play with. This led to an over-representation of women among nurses—and of men among engineers and physicists. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: genderidentity; homosexualagenda; jennywillott; libdems
The LibDem party really has the crazies over there, don’t they. Never mind nursing being a “low-paying occupation”, are you kidding me?—starting pay even in the UK is around $46K. (And how did Willott get to be a minister after all?)
1 posted on 02/05/2014 4:32:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Everyone knows that pink is only for boys who think that they are girls in boys bodies and NFL players. Hrumpf! Hrumpf!


2 posted on 02/05/2014 4:34:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Olog-hai

*sigh* Britain needs Francis Urquhart. Now more than ever.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 4:36:38 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Olog-hai
I'm not quite sure being a nurse is a low-paying profession. I have an aunt who is a nurse and she has a vacation home and is always driving around a new car. She does very well.

Also, pink is not necessarily a feminine color. I never understood where that notion came from.

4 posted on 02/05/2014 4:36:59 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Olog-hai

This person must not be a parent. You don’t “force” girls to play with dolls and dress like princesses - that’s what they want to do.


5 posted on 02/05/2014 4:37:05 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Olog-hai

This is hateful toward color-blind transvestites.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 4:38:14 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Olog-hai

Pretty soon the only politically correct sexual orientation will be lesbian or gay. I used to ask my Socialist sister if she subscribed to the Voluntary Human Extinction Program. She never understood.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 4:39:31 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: colorado tanker

And boys turn everything into gun.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 4:40:17 PM PST by madameguinot
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To: SamAdams76

It isn’t. I already mentioned the Band 5 pay grade for graduate nurses going into the NHS, the range being $35,000–$46,000 (higher in London IIRC).


9 posted on 02/05/2014 4:42:53 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: madameguinot

Yep.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 4:44:39 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

She has two kids. But she’s a hardcore LibDem.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 4:45:26 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Evidently your kids belong to the government in the UK too.
12 posted on 02/05/2014 4:49:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Olog-hai

You know what? I’ll just for kicks grant everything she says. But in the end, our poor economically suppressed daughters will be lovely, faithful, happy women, and our emotionally repressed sons will be virtuous, strong, dutiful men.

I don’t know what the other side will wind up with.


13 posted on 02/05/2014 4:49:47 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Olog-hai
This stupid, leftist-feminist myth about girls being dressed in pink and forcing them to play with dolls which steers them away from traditionally male-dominated professions has been around for forty-fifty years. It is the complete and utter denial of hard-wired, human nature which makes the sexes different.

In the last twenty years or more, there have been a number of books thoroughly disproving this hackneyed fem-Nazi lie. "Brain Sex" by Jessel and Moir, and "Adam's Rib" by Robert Poole are two books on the subject. Sorry fem-Nazis, the sexes are different.

14 posted on 02/05/2014 4:52:31 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Olog-hai
Parents who dress their daughters in pink and force them to play with dolls are holding back the economy, a Government minister has said.

In Great Britain, it looks like they live in Obama World too.

15 posted on 02/05/2014 4:59:45 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, God, I would hate to be her child.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 4:59:51 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Olog-hai

What about parents who dress their daughters in burkahs?


17 posted on 02/05/2014 5:01:05 PM PST by Tax-chick (Have a nose.)
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To: colorado tanker

I have three very young granddaughters, all four and under. While I’m trying to get them interested in sports, they love to play with dolls, doll houses, and other girl-oriented toys. If I don’t get out the toy doll house and toy oven, they get real perturbed.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 5:01:42 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Mark17
"Great Britain"

Judging by the comments slamming the idiot writer, it seems most Brits think it's a load of codswallop just like we do.

19 posted on 02/05/2014 5:04:23 PM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

They may very well play sports when they are older. I saw plenty of girly girls who also loved their soccer, or whatever.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 5:06:23 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Olog-hai

Ha! We have a 5 year old boy, a 2 year old girl, and a 5 month old girl. On laundry day my husband jokes about loads of dark, loads of light, loads of white, and loads of pink.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 5:16:06 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: colorado tanker

The Marxist thinks that “male” and “female” are fake constructs. That it is forced by culture. They do not believe in Design by God (Natural law) and believe in Dialectical Materialism-—that material forces determine all actions and thoughts. (That is why they have to control all ideas and thoughts of your children-—to prevent normal Natural instincts to emerge—because Freedom is a Natural Right for human flourishing.

The truth is that there is Design and differences in male and female. There is science to back this up——Marxism is irrational and wants males and females to be interchangeable to kill off ALL NATURAL instincts of Biology-—the nurture of females and the protective nature of males needs to be eliminated for “happy” slaves for the State and the obliteration of the Natural Family—basis of Marxism.

They need to destroy Natural Laws by training children that boys and girls are exactly the same-—and they can’t do it if people refuse to treat them as the ‘same”.

By showing differences-—like putting pink on girls and blue on boys, so adults don’t actually call little boys “girls” and visa versa-—to instill this “Knowledge” about identity in children, prevents Marxists from convincing little children that boys and girls are exactly alike.

When one year old girls are called “little boys” all the time—it can warp their perceptions of self. That doesn’t happen when the culture has a system to prevent this confusing of sex in children-—which is why we do it. It is to give children KNOWLEDGE about their fundamental identity which is male or female. Marxists want to dehumanize people and reduce them to “the same”—with NO UNIQUE qualities—eliminating sex as an identity.

Without Marxist ideology, children will learn the Truth about their sexual identity which is designed for reproduction. Marxists want to control reproduction and destroy maternal instincts in girls so the State can control them and tax them in the ‘system”-—and then their children with be shaped by the State. Males are programed to remain puerile and irresponsible and addicts to instant gratification. It destroys marriage and relationships and ultimately the Natural Family.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 5:28:44 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Olog-hai

Another misguided, dopey feminist.

You can often observe little boys and girls in a room full of toys; Nearly 100% of the time the boys gravitate to trucks, trains, building blocks, and soldiers, etc.; while girls gravitate to dolls, storybooks and coloring books, and jump ropes, etc..

To fail to understand this is to deny our humanity. This is the stuff that keeps the planet populated. It is really quite simple, actually.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 5:31:10 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: goodwithagun
On laundry day my husband jokes about loads of dark, loads of light, loads of white, and loads of pink.

Yes, I can identify with that. The liberals, on the other hand, are trying to sell us loads of something else, and it has a very unpleasant oder.

24 posted on 02/05/2014 5:34:48 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Olog-hai

Check out the comments at the link. 99% of the Brits responding think this twit is off her rocker. There’s hope for them yet.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 5:37:06 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SamAdams76
pink is not necessarily a feminine color.

Well, I won't lie. I once had a pink dress shirt that I loved. I looked damn good in it, too, but that was when I was a teenager. I highly doubt I could get away with wearing a pink shirt today.

26 posted on 02/05/2014 5:38:51 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: colorado tanker
This person must not be a parent. You don’t “force” girls to play with dolls and dress like princesses - that’s what they want to do.

Amen. My girl would have cried her eyes out if we'd given her the same kinds of toys her brothers got for Christmas. She likes what she likes, and is comfortable in her own skin. Just like her mama.

27 posted on 02/05/2014 5:40:57 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Mark17
In Great Britain, it looks like they live in Obama World too.

Read the comments from Brits at the link. The vast majority of them are as fed up with the left-liberal agenda as we are.

28 posted on 02/05/2014 5:42:58 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Olog-hai

When I was a kid, I along with all of my male friends played cowboys. Not one of us became a cowboy or entered the cattle industry.


29 posted on 02/05/2014 5:48:08 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Olog-hai

“She has two kids. But she’s a hardcore LibDem.”

What is a ‘hardcore Lib-Dem’? Is that like a ‘fanatical moderate’ or someone who is a ‘diehard apathetic’?


30 posted on 02/05/2014 6:02:08 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Windflier
Read the comments from Brits at the link. The vast majority of them are as fed up with the left-liberal agenda as we are.

Sure, but there are enough left wingers around to annoy us, and I am REALLY annoyed with left wingers.

31 posted on 02/05/2014 6:10:06 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

The Liberal Democrats are further left than Labour. So that ought to be a clue.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 6:10:32 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Mark17
there are enough left wingers around to annoy us, and I am REALLY annoyed with left wingers.

It's my belief that parasitic people will always be a part of any human society. Doesn't matter what we currently call them - we'll never be completely rid of them, but we can make their lives unbearable if we just fight back.

33 posted on 02/05/2014 6:56:03 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: driftless2
.. they get real perturbed.

And THAT is a 'talent' with which they're ALL endowed at birth .. lol !

34 posted on 02/05/2014 7:01:41 PM PST by tomkat
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To: madameguinot

A gun or a truck. And they learn the sound effects very young, for both.


35 posted on 02/05/2014 7:03:04 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Olog-hai

Finally someone figured out why the former great Britain went from a world leading country to a Third World EU country .... yep. dressing your daughters in pink did it!


36 posted on 02/05/2014 7:20:22 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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To: Windflier
Doesn't matter what we currently call them - we'll never be completely rid of them, but we can make their lives unbearable if we just fight back.

Yep, let's fight back. Politics is, after all, war by other means. I am doubly frustrated, due to the fact, that I spent a great part of my adult life, resisting communism, when the rats are bringing it here, without a shot being fired, and I did not vote for it.

37 posted on 02/05/2014 7:31:16 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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I’m glad to hear that you’ve still got fight left in you, friend. Far too many on our side have already struck their colors, and are encouraging the rest of us to do likewise.

Well, I refuse to ever give up or give in to the Commies, or the surrender monkeys on the right.


38 posted on 02/05/2014 7:41:13 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Mark17

Lol! Post of the day!

My son had little response to my daughter when she was born. He had the same reaction when baby sister number two arrived. Our newly minted middle child wanted to nurse her stuffed animals! Boys and girls are different.


39 posted on 02/05/2014 8:25:22 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Windflier
Well, I refuse to ever give up or give in to the Commies, or the surrender monkeys on the right.

Yep. What was it that basketball coach said? I think it was Jimmie Valvano, don't give up, don't ever give up, until we assume room temperature. Then we fight in a different plane.

40 posted on 02/05/2014 8:32:27 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17
What was it that basketball coach said? I think it was Jimmie Valvano, don't give up, don't ever give up, until we assume room temperature. Then we fight in a different plane.

I love that! That's the sort of person who people will follow. Be nice if every conservative had that sort of resolve. I think enough do, that we'll lick these Commie bastards.

41 posted on 02/05/2014 9:47:04 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SamAdams76
Its a relatively new phenomenae, this gender typing of colors. It dates from the mid 1920's - and originally it was pink for boys and blue for girls. Then all of a sudden, in the mid 1940's, probably at the instigation of some idiot fashion guru, the two swapped, and it became blue for boys and pink for girls. So just after the end of the war.

Nowadays blue is not neccesarily for boys, but pink remains very much for girls.

42 posted on 02/06/2014 12:43:59 PM PST by Vanders9
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