Tricked you.

Cheryl S. sent a screen shot from JC Penney featuring skeleton pajamas in black for boys and pink for girls. The classic skeleton costume is black because it’s supposed to fade into the night, remember. Putting it in pink ruins the effect entirely, unless your main point is to make sure that everyone knows your toddler is a girl.

Lisa Wade is a professor at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. Find her on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.
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