Sunday, 16 March 2014

Great news from the Independent on Sunday

The Independent on Sunday have announced a new policy of refusing to review children's books which are aimed only at boys, or only at girls:

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/genderspecific-books-demean-all-our-children-so-the-independent-on-sunday-will-no-longer-review-anything-marketed-to-exclude-either-sex-9194694.html

Which is A Good Thing. We don't need any more glittery pink books telling girls they should aspire to be princesses or fashion models; nor trashy, dumbed-down books for boys that ultimately only reinforce the idea that reading is for girls.

Thanks to Let Toys Be Toys for breaking this news.

2 comments:

  1. Absolute rubbish.

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    1. Could you be a bit more specific, or are you just acting like a dickhead?

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