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Pink toenails I don’t care

Obligatory post about the recent pink toenails boy ad thing, I guess. I keep seeing it come up, and honestly I’m having trouble caring too much. Neocons are reacting with the expected “OMG boy plus pink nooooo” that makes them look idiotic and non-credible. I mean, are we really supposed to believe that so many people care so much about what one mother put on her son’s toes once? I don’t know if I’m jaded or just overstressed from school because every time I see someone freaking out about it I just go “oh, the nobrains are talking again, I’ll just sneak away quietly”. I just don’t see how that level of true stupidity even needs to be addressed beyond “seriously? check your priorities”.

It also irks me a little that every single non-idiotic article starts out by saying that the child will probably not be transgender. While this is true, it seems to be a bit of a “calm down it’s not that bad maybe” line rather than a “get over it” line. Especially since it’s pretty much ubiquitous. I mean, what if the kid did grow up to be transgedered, would that immediately validate all of the media hype and cis-panic? I know that this is nitpicky, but it get’s old after the fifth article in my search for things I actually care about.

So, can this story die already?

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  1. April 20, 2011 at 09:41

    FWIW, I thought the advertisement was friggin adorable.

    Either way, I feel the same about the toenails issue. Many little boys that had older sisters went through a phase of “try out their stuff.”

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