Well, seeing as I haven't shown another slice of the brilliance recently, I thought, now's the time!
And with Christmas coming up (shush, it IS coming up!), I thought you might like to see a letter I wrote to Santa when I was a little girl...
It started off as the usual 'I want a doll's house' and quickly spiralled into a debate about sexism. I conclude by asking Santa's opinion.
...I never got a response :(
Here it is:
I understand it's hard to read, so I have translated the crazy for you:
I would like a doll or doll’s house or anything else.
But I do like boys toys too. I do not like seeing the girls always playing with a doll or girl’s things. I think that they should be called ‘everybody’s toys’
But I would like a puppy in my pocket hand held game please and some other things.
Boys might want to take care of babies one day. Why can’t boys play with dolls?
I think they should.
Girls are always pictured with dolls it’s not fair. I do not like seeing boys always pictured with cars or other things like in Pearson’s catalogue. I would like a doll or anything else if I was a boy.
What do you think?
Lots of love
I worry about myself sometimes, I really do...