{DISCUSS: Boys will be boys} A Peter Alexander controversy.

 

This Peter Alexander Sleepwear Pj shirt has been pulled from shelves for being offensive. Where do you sit? Are you offended?

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MY VIEW:

I think boys will be boys.

‘Boys’ does not have a definitive description in our home. Much like the term ‘Girls’. 

At the crux of it, biology makes boys and girls different. It is undeniable, there is an intrinsic difference due to chromosomes. You can’t argue that.

To me, the term ‘boys will be boys’ isn’t limiting boys to one behaviour or attitude. A boy (by biology) will act as a boy. He may play with trucks, dirt and enjoy fart jokes OR he may like making clothes or listening to Kylie Minogue music or kissing other boys. Boys will be boys, without an encapsulating definition of it. Girls will also be girls in which ever way they choose to define it.

Isn’t that the true beauty, knowing that boys will be boys and girls will be girls but no one tells boys or girls how to act.

If we are seeking gender equality then shouldn’t we just accept that boys and girls get to choose how to be boys and girls? By pulling this shirt from the shelves I believe the company is simply enforcing the idea that you are limited by your gender. If boys can’t be boys, what can they be?

The only downfall for me with this shirt, is the fact that Peter Alexander usually makes WAY cuter pjs rather than bland grey with black text.

Where do you sit?

Are you offended at ‘boys will be boys’?

{The Nest Easter} Give the gift of no chocolate

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EVERYONE knows that Easter can be over-kill on the chocolate front!

So, because we are nice and stuff, we have put together some brilliant non-chocolate ideas for you this Easter (but, you know, don’t get crazy and forget to have at least some choc!)

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1. This gorgeous Country Road Bunny Tote just screams happiness on Easter morning ($39.95)

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2. Ladedah Kids will make any little birdy smile with this cute as a button Rabbit Mask and Tail Set ($40)peter alexander

3. If you princess needs a little comfort heading into the cooler months then these Peter Alexander Stripe Bunny PJs are for you ($49.95)

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4. Down That Little Lane have these whimsical ‘Mr Bunny’ cushions available that will lighten up any room ($49)pippins girl

5. There are simply just not enough words to describe our love of this WordsETC Pippins’ Girl Art Print ($29)cotton on

6. For the little man in your life, look no further than the Cotton On Tribal Fox PJs ($29.95)

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7. The “Mr Hopkins” Cot Duvet Cover from Burrow and Be is fantastic and timeless ($95)

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8. For the perfect cuddles on Easter morning then look no further than the warmness of the Bashful Bunny from Lark ($21.95) You can be guaranteed this will be loved for a lot of Easters to come.

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9. We are dying over this Chinguliscreations (available on EtSY) ridiculously gorgeous Crochet Bunny Set to dress your tiniest bunny this Easter ($52.33)bunny onesie

10. Any little bunny is going to be warm and adorable in this Seed Heritage Bunny Onesie ($49.95)adairs

11. How stinkin’ adorable is this Adairs Animal Face Bunny? This is sure to to be a hit in any household ($29.95)

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12. For the big bunny in your life why not show your real love and grab them something special, personalised and made with love from JASITUP Hand stamped? We are in love with this bar necklace ($POA)

Happy Easter Nesters xo

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