UK-based retailer John Lewis recently announced that in an effort to stop reinforcing gender stereotypes, they would refrain from labeling their kid’s clothing by gender. As a result, netizens have been seriously divided on the topic.
John Lewis will transition from separate kid’s clothing sections to one, labeled “Girls & Boys” or “Boys & Girls.” If you take a look at the website, some things — like Star Wars- and T. Rex-emblazoned pajamas — are already simply labeled “Children’s.”
As with all things these days, the internet has a lot to say about it. People went off on Facebook with comments like, “Let boys be boys and girls be girls! Stop this gender neutral madness now! Political correctness doesn’t lead to insanity! Political correctness is insanity!” and “When you come to your senses and have different ranges of clothes for boys and girls. Until then I’m not buying anything from John Lewis again.”
Naturally, Twitter had opinions too — including Piers Morgan, of course.
They weren’t all negative, though. While many people think this move will cause more problems than it will solve, others were happy that John Lewis is trying to do away with gender stereotypes from a young age.
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