The above picture is doing the rounds on Twitter. I assume people who like it think it shows empowering girls or that it’s a feminist statement. As far as I’m concerned it’s nothing of the sort!
Let’s look at the logo first. “Forget princess”? Why? What message does this give a girl who does want to dress up as a princess? Is this the equivalent of the dumb blond jokes? Is this saying to little girls that if you want to dress up as a princess then you are somehow inferior to someone who wants to be an astrophysicist? Is it so hard to imagine a little girl who loves dressing up as Cinderella AND wants to be an astrophysicist? Does it have to be one or the other? Would it not have been better to just have “I want to be an astrophysicist” as the slogan?
Secondly, does being…
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