WINTER 2015 || HOW TO RECLAIM YOUR FEMINIST SPARKLEJuly 15, 2015
Princess Sparkle * has lost, well, her sparkle. She was, I’m told, the unswayable choice of the grandkid. I wasn’t there at the point ...
Princess Sparkle* has lost, well, her sparkle.
She was, I’m told, the unswayable choice of the grandkid. I wasn’t there at the point of purchase but I did demand to know, when Princess Sparkle was being proudly brandished about by a delighted two-year-old with a penchant for tutus and glitter, whether my partner had gone soft. What kind of feminist were we exactly trying to encourage here, I wanted to know.
Turns out, six months later, Princess Sparkle isn’t all she promised and has been banished to the deep pit that is the toy basket of our visiting grandmunchkins.
Much to my delight, a wooden dump truck, cement mixer and digger I bought for next to nix at the op shop have had a solid airing. Those, along with good, old gender neutral building blocks and a batch of well marbled play dough I made well over a year ago – does that stuff ever go off?
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