At the moment, she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. I'm glad her teacher is a good role model, and one I'm happy for her to choose to emulate, though secretly I'm hoping her dreams don't stop at teaching, right now she could go far further. That said, her previous ambitions have been to be a princess and a mummy. Both noble, I'm sure you'll agree, but really quite gender specific. Why not an astronaut, an explorer, a vet, a bus driver? PirateGirl wants to be a doctor, inspired in part at least by Doc McStuffins. A career to be proud of, no matter what's inside your pants. Doc McStuffins being a show I particularly like for it's challenging of traditional gender roles, without making a big "thing" of it. People just do what they do.
Much as I'm tempted, I'm not going to break Squeaky's pink phase, or at least not until she's ready to move on to other things. But can I at least limit its impact? Do girls have to have special pink versions of everyday items, just because they're girls? Really?
I want my daughter to celebrate being female, to be proud of it, not to feel that concessions have to be made to compensate for her lack of testicles. After all, as Beyonce asks, "Who runs the world? Girls"