Caren wrote a blog post for the University of Birmingham’s GLARE project.
‘Pink is a girls’ colour and blue is a boys’ colour’, my daughter told me on the way home from nursery one day around the age of 4. I was not only taken aback by what she said but also horrified at the way she asserted this statement as a matter of irrefutable fact. At this juncture we as adults have a choice – to either ignore and accept or to challenge and discuss….
GLARE (Exploring Gender in Children’s Literature from a Cognitive Corpus Stylistic Perspective) is a project funded by the European Commission within Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.