Amy C.M. sent in these photographs of chocolate bunnies she found for sale at Walmart. First, notice that the bunnies are gendered. “Diva Da’ Bunny” is a movie star (Bling! Bling!) and Dude Da’ Bunny likes to jam to his ipod, play video games, and ogle girl bunnies. Notice also how the dude bunny, with his giant gold medallion and hip hop clothes, is charactered as urban or “street,” maybe even Black.
Do kids these days need to be bribed with gendered and racialized caricatures to get them to eat chocolate!? Somehow I doubt it.
From a previous Easter, see this professional wrestling-themed milk chocolate eggs.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.