Tracey's are the nicest people in the world.... some my think there kinda weird or a tad nuts but when you see past it you'll see Tracey's are the best people to have around.
they sing, they dance and they love.
Tracey's are also very talkative, funny, cuddly, lovable and just all round fantastic people. -Urban Dictionary
Yup, I think that sums it all up, don't you?
I am a Tracey, and I'm an art student at Grand Valley. Basically this will contain whatever I want it to. So far it seems to be a mix of art, feminism, my life, random stuff, and my fandoms.
松井冬子（Fuyuko Matsui）with her drawing of ghost
Fuyuko Matsui is a female Japanese artist, specializing in Nihonga paintings with a ‘grotesque’ or supernatural element. Her art has been widely exhibited in Japan and she has been featured on TV and magazines.
uuuuuuugh I have a problem.
"The hyper-sexualization of little girls and their bodies, as a mother, really bothers me. It plays into the sexualization of their bodies into their teenager years and adult life. It makes them grow up faster than they need to. Let them be little girls, have fun, be able to play in the playground and not worry about going on the monkey bars because someone’s going to see their underwear. Something like this constricts their movements, which affects the way they play."
Jenny Reid, a volunteer firefighter with Langford Fire Rescue, says the costume is not only offensive to women in her field, it’s also damaging to the self-esteem of little girls.
"That costume is awful and it sends the wrong message," she says. "It reinforces that there are still jobs that are off-limits to women. It’s not a representation of the real job. Little girls can do whatever they want. They shouldn’t be restricted. Those types of costumes put so many limitations on them. They don’t build the self-esteem and confidence you need to be a firefighter or police officer." " [x]
I don’t know why there can’t just be one unisex costume for little kids. When I was little and wanted to dress like a dinosaur, I wanted to look like a dinosaur, not wear some frilly little dress with a picture of a T-Rex on it.
It’s like even on Halloween when you’re told that you can be whatever you want, little girls are still given the message that they have to abide by society’s standards of what’s for girls and how girls “should” look. They’re costumes of police officers and firefighters aren’t taken seriously so they subconsciously learn that they won’t be taken seriously in those career fields so why bother. They’re just an ornament for decoration
Studies show that gendered marketing sells more products, because a person who associates a product as being specifically catered to them personally will be more interested in it. It’s disgusting that these sexist double standards exist for small kids, and the adults who make these products and the parents who purchase them are both to blame for it.