21 August 17
We’re happy to let boys be boys. In fact, we’re happy to let them be explorers, scientists and sportsmen. And we’ll buy them T-shirts which proclaim it and pick out a pair of kick-around shoes to enable it.
But it’s different for girls. Apparently girls should be girlie. The unavoidable division starts from the very moment they emerge into the world, even though they scream with the same voice. Boys are put in blue and laced up in trainers. Girls are gussied up in pink with ballet shoes.
But hang on. This is the 21st Century.