If you think we’ve progressed at all in terms of gender equity in our society, shopping for baby and toddler clothes may come as a shock. For some reason, many mainstream retailers assume we want to dress our girls in nothing but pink frills and our boys want only dinosaurs, trucks and sports — and if you want to break gender norms, you may find yourself shopping for stuff in the opposite gender section, spending more money than you want, or dressing your kid in nothing but gray, white and yellow. Which is why, during this Women’s History Month, we’re inviting everyone to buy these fierce, witty feminist onesies for every baby girl and boy they know.
Will dressing tiny tots in homages to Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Kamala Harris mean all moms will magically earn equal pay while also getting year of paid family leave? Alas, it will not. But those “I’m Speaking” onesies do still show the world your girl won’t be taught to stay silent while a man talks over her. And putting your little boy in a “Feminist Like Dad” shirt is so much cuter than those onesies that mock babies as “Boob Man.” As those Virginia Slims ads used to say, we’ve come a long way, baby. (Remember when smoking was a feminist thing? LOL.)
Sadly, as we searched for the best of these feminist bodysuits for babes, there weren’t many to be found from name brand clothing companies. Instead, these are mostly the work of individual Etsy makers and small vendors on Amazon. But this too is where you come in, dear parent readers. Buy up the feminist wardrobes for your littles now, and as the weather warms up, parade your equality-minded babes around town. Create the demand for more feminist baby gear, simply by having a cute kid, and maybe, just maybe, Big Baby Brands will follow.
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