Boy’s pink toe nail polish creates controversy

J. Crew’s creative director and president, Jenna Lyons is happy she has a son who likes the color “pink”. She included her 5-year-old, Becketts in J. Crew’s April catalog with an ad that shows her painting his toenails hot pink. Arizona’s ABC15.com reports from Dr. Kristina Zosuls, who says the reaction by a lot of people is an example of how people tend to combine gender-related interests and traits with sexuality. There are many things that parents, other adults and children do that serve to reinforce a child’s gender identity and gender-stereotyped behaviors. Evidence shows children are given messages that reinforce gender stereotyped behavior.

[via Arizona’s ABC15.com]

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