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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 04:20 AM   1
AngelofTroy
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Cats are for girls, dogs are for boys?


At least when it comes to baby clothes and toys. Has anyone else noticed this?

Micah is obsessed with cats and we're always searching for cat related things for him, but I'm yet to find a single unisex or boyish piece of clothing with a cat on! Lions and tigers, yes.. but no domestic cats. Everything has dogs and puppies on.

Then I see loads of girly pink clothes with cats and kittens on. Even the 'that's not my kitten'book I saw recently was pink although online you seem to be able to get one in an aqua colour. I don't mind him having some pink toys and things but the clothes are really obviously girly. Has anyone found anything less gender biased?



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 04:31 AM   2
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Yes! I too have noticed this!

I love dogs, and I'd love to get my baby girl some cute baby grows with puppies on them, but anything I've seen that has dogs on has been for boys! Yet she has been given loads of pink things with kittens on!

How weird is it?!? I don't know why it would be that way!



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 04:42 AM   3
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Yeah it drives us mad!! We have 2 cats he loves and I don't even like dogs, we've looked for boys clothes with cats on but found nothing



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 04:43 AM   4
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He does have a lamaze mittens the kitten who is orange and not girly at all



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 04:48 AM   5
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I had a blue hello kitty nappy once. That was only cat thing I seen that wasnt pink,. I hate this gender roll stuff for toys and clothes. My boys love cats too.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 04:49 AM   6
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He had this when he was tiny as well



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 04:55 AM   7
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I have been noticing this too. Sophie and Thomas got some new clothes from their great grandma on Sunday, all of the shirts Sophie got were pink with cats! Never seen a dog on girls clothes or a cat on boys stuff.



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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 04:56 AM   8
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Same here. We're dog lovers in this house and I'd love to find her something with dogs on but without fail they're boyish. We have had cats though!



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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 05:08 AM   9
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It is a weird gender association for sure. Dex has a few items of clothing that have cats on them, and they seem to be ASDA/Sainsburys brand clothes. But most of his animal -centric clothes are dogs. Weird.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2013, 05:12 AM   10
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Perhaps the association is derived from the feline qualities of cats which are seen as feminine, as they are more poised and graceful whereas dogs are... well, less graceful lol.



 
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