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I simply don't understand why we are so preoccupied with gender identity. Boys and girls, men and women, are fundamentally and biologically different. Just why is it that we are so ashamed of that and don't want our children to "over" identify with their gender? And it isn't just girls and women being put upon, when was the last time you saw a parent of a little boy be happy that he wants to play with dolls or likes the color pink? I honestly believe we are putting way too much emphasis on children's early choices that are most likely not a forecast of the future. I loved girly toys as a child, the result? I was an honor student, athlete, and received a college degree in Marine Science, using it to work in a predominantly male field for over 6 years. I also got the chance to be a Stay at Home Mom with my 2 girls, and I don't care what they choose to play with, I only care that they are healthy and happy. Neither girls or boys are better, they are just different, and I don't see anything wrong with celebrating those differences. If you aren't happy with the stereotypes that society forces on genders, don't watch TV or read magazines, that's all I can suggest. Ladies and Gentlemen you are beautiful for what you are, embrace it.