Only boys like blue: Mum calls out department store for gendered kids pjs

It's a debate that rages on - gender stereotyping.

Why is pink just for girls and toy trains for little boys?

One mum took to Instagram to rant about this topic - because of a pair of pyjamas she bought for her daughter, Sunny. 

A New York traffic reporter, Jamie Stelter, took to the social media platform to post a picture of a pair of blue pyjamas covered in cars. 

The problem? She had to get them in the boys department of GAP, as the girls section didn't have any similar options. 


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She captioned it, ''MOM RANT. I just bought these super cute traffic PJs for Sunny from the little boys department of Gap but WHY WHY WHY are they not also in the girls department?! cause they’re blue? cause they have cars on them? cause only little boys can like blue and cars. I am so over everything for girls being pink and unicorns and saying “i’m awesome” and everything for boys being fun prints in bold colours.''

She continued, ''This is (sadly) not new and (sadly) not just the Gap but what are we telling girls - mine who is not even 2 years old yet - that this is what they should *and shouldn’t* wear?! why are there even separate boys and girls departments at this young age?! Please tell me i’m not alone in my mom rage.''

Her followers were divided in their opinions.

One said, ''I KNOW!!!! As if our girls don’t like dinosaurs and robots!!''

While another wrote, ''With you on the flip side of this!! I’ve got a little boy who loves the colour pink, Ana from Frozen, dancing and other “girly” things. I’d love to be able to get him some clothes that reflect his likes from “his” section of the store!''


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Others didn't see the big deal.

One said, ''Why don’t you go to the other side of the store and buy the damn car pjs? It’s not that serious is it? #itsjustpajamas.''

Jamie then posted that GAP had messaged her apologising for not stocking the pyjamas in the girls department and said that they had plans to update their sections.

Jamie said on Instagram Stories, ''We did it! Gap now lists all their PJs in both the girls and boys departments!!!" 

What do you think - is it not that big of a deal to buy clothes in a mix of departments or should both have a mixture of car-patterned and princess-patterned clothes? 




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