I thought this was a late April Fool’s rocking up in my Twitter feed. But, no. It appears to be an actual product with an actual website so you can glue shit to your babies’ head so they don’t forget they are girls. Granted, I’ve always been under the impression that babies don’t actually know what “girl” is since they do precisely four things: eat, sleep, shit and cry. But, that’s totally irrelevant. Now, you can ensure that your baby and the world around them know you’ve bought into majorly damaging gendered stereotypes and glue ribbons and bows to your kid’s head. Just so no one destroys their identity by mistaking them for a boy.
Because that would fuck them up for life.
Gluing shit to your kids head, on the other hand, is totally normal.
And this does not fill me this confidence:
Girlie Glue is made with Agave nectar and other all natural Ingredients
It’s safe, 100% Honey-Free and washes away easily with water.
I don’t care that it washes out or that it’s “natural” (and let’s be totally realistic here, all sorts of shit you wouldn’t want near your kid are called natural). You are gluing shit to your babies head.
Actually gluing shit to your babies head.
So people know they are a girl.
I can’t even begin to describe how fucked up that is.
You have a baby. Not a dress-up dolly. It doesn’t matter if your baby is bald and someone in Tesco thinks they are a boy. It’s a baby. You need to cuddle them – not dress them up like freaking Barbie.