Megan Garber over at The Atlantic is annoyed at the amount of pink on the new Mars Explorer Barbie. Pink helmet, pink trim, pink shoes. This is truly straining at gnats while swallowing camels. Girls currently like pink. Little girls, big girls, old girls, young girls. Not all of them, but a lot. Is this something installed on hard disc, or is it just wanting to be looking fashionable, connected to the main network, or those other girl stereotypes? And is there a separate girl fashionableness that looks down on those Other Girls and therefore goes to Smith? One that is just as automatic and unthinking, but thinks itself better because it is more like Velma than Daphne?
Doesn't matter. Stop judging until you have raised daughters of your own, and stop obsessing over whether girl culture is going in the direction you feel is proper. Those children aren't yours. You don't own them, and you should have no say in their upbringing.
Plenty of room to kick both liberals and conservatives on that score, eh?