This is how little boys and girls are made

I was doing some tidying up, pretending I could get rid of books when I found this picture book. I instantly recognised it but did not remember it.

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Ever wondered where gender stereotypes come from? Perhaps you didn’t notice them in your storybooks.

Here is Sheila On the Farm.

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What is David up to? Apparently, he looks like ‘a real man’.

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Meanwhile, Sheila has her dolly in a pram playing the mother.

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Larry is off with his tools and his dog.

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When was this insidious brainwashing published? 1984.

I don’t think I have to write anything else. The pictures say it all.

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