Pink and blue R Us

Monthly Archives: October 2009

Pink and blue R Us

October 12, 2009

I just came across an article on The F-Word, a UK feminist blog, referring to a case in Sweden where some schoolchildren brought  a complaint against Toys R Us 2008 Christmas Catalogue to the Reklamombudsmannen because of what they saw as the store’s rigid and limit gender stereotyping – pink with the passive stuff  for girls (princess stuff, household chore … more »

Save the Windsor!

October 10, 2009

Developers are moving in on the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne, wanting to convert it to another huge soulless hotel, leaving only the facade, which will be dwarfed by a huge tower.  We’re going to end up with no old buildings at all in Melbourne, losing so much of what gives the city its character.  Then no one will want to … more »