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.
Ever wondered where gender stereotypes come from? Perhaps you didn’t notice them in your storybooks.
Here is Sheila On the Farm.
What is David up to? Apparently, he looks like ‘a real man’.
Meanwhile, Sheila has her dolly in a pram playing the mother.
Larry is off with his tools and his dog.
When was this insidious brainwashing published? 1984.
I don’t think I have to write anything else. The pictures say it all.