Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
This just came up on television. I’m thoroughly impressed. I could hardly believe it. Vive la France! Even if you don’t understand French, watch it anyway. The message is clear.
You’re right it is brilliant and my French is tres terrible.
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Isn’t it just!!!! This is a whole new era. Good things are coming.
I thought it was amazing! 🙂 Loved it!
I was actually frozen for a moment. This is some serious progress we’re getting to witness live 🙂
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Why is this different to me playing with construction toys and science sets? Fifty years ago?
That shops then would have tried to dissuade you!
I think not. I went to buy lots of lego regularly 🙂
I wanted to add another comment to mine above, but I’ve just got a new (French) keyboard (spilled coffee on my laptop) and can’t seem to get the question mark or the quotations to work. . anyway, have switched to my ipad.
Years ago (would have been in the mid-80’s I’m thinking) I was in a department store with all four of our children (our eldest is same as you, Mr. M!) Anyway, whichever one could read at the time noticed the signs at the end of the toy aisles. (It must have one of the first two girls) She indignantly said, “Mummy! There’s no such thing as boys’ toys and girls’ toys!”
. . .sigh. . . at least that’s not happening anymore. But I see that there’s pink lego. . .eyeroll. . .. the only thing our own ever heard was, “All toys are for all kids”
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No one made you wear pink frilly dresses?
Pink gingham. Frilly no. A very nice yellow one. No frills either. Nice blue ones. Have some pics somewhere 😀
Please post that on Insanity’s blog. Puh-lease!
LOL. Her husband would probably sue me after she had a stroke!
And then you could counter sue for a frivolous lawsuit. Do it. Embed the video. For great justice.
P.S. I’m going to email yo shortly. I’ve been putting together the concept of an online social experiment. I need you, Ark and Sirius. Along the lines of your book, but more intense.
You have too much time on your hands 😉
I sell a product called “Time Off” that helps greatly with this problem. It’s a soap that you use to wash the time off your hands, and, once you do, you’ll find yourself busy as a bee doing things like painting the living room, walking the dog, curing cancer, and helping the poor by building, and working in, numerous soup kitchens around the world. I’ll send you some for Christmas, once I find the time. I’ve been quite busy since inventing this product.
Time seems to flow erratically for me, depending entirely on which relationship I’m thinking about.
Anyone who drinks and smokes as much as I do doesn’t last too long (except Churchill and Jaime Ortiz-Patino) so I want to get as much done as possible.
I’ve that same issue with my urine stream. Age is getting to me. 🙂
You do need many marketers for your products. I have not met one with as many products as you have
Yeah. That’s me: Product Boy! I got products for whatever ails ya. 🙂
Soon you will be selling products for those who want to be tall
Wonderful message indeed.
Your Frozen Princess Elsa Doll is in the post tout de suite Mr. M. 😉
I’m the *actual* Frozen Princess Elsa, no doll required 😛
I love your little ditty Princess Elsa, ‘Let it go’, especially those opening lines of yours:
“The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen. A kingdom of isolation, and it looks like I’m the queen.”
My French is incredibly bad, but I got the message and could even understand some of the statements. A really awesome message.
Iron Man doing the vacuuming is my hero now.
Here in the States, someone thought to make Legos pink to market them to girls, and a debate ensued over whether girls required pink/different Legos than boys, and/or whether or not girls really want to play with Legos. The adults were more concerned with the pink Legos than the children.
The boy who plays with dolls isn’t necessarily gay, at 3 years old (do 3 year olds even know gay, straight, bi-cirious, and so on and so forth?) so the adults need to get over themselves.
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That’s just super! Now Super U need to station staff on the toys area to marmelise grandmas buying toy cookers for their grand daughters and toy farms for their grandsons.
Reblogged this on Meeka's Mind and commented:
I think the message of this French advertisement comes through loud and clear – like a mime – but just in case it doesn’t, the kids are talking about the kinds of toys they like or feel they /should/ like. Then they’re allowed loose in a room stuffed with toys and told to play with whatever they feel like playing with.
The result is that girls play with ‘machinery’ type toys and boys play with stereotypically girls toys. And the advert says that Shop U has created a catalogue without bias to make the world a better place.
I don’t know how much of this is manipulated for the cameras, but I love the idea behind it anyway. Enjoy. 😀
Absolutely love this, Pinky. Reblogged with glee.
My two elementary-aged kids (a boy and a girl) play with toys stereotypically belonging to both genders. Not because I made them — I just let them play with what they were interested in (like in the video).
I watched it without any sound at all. still got it. love the little one with the iron man costume and the vacuum. 🙂
The ideal husband!
My French is, unfortunately, not there. I skipped that class. But this was awesome. Loved it
Reblogged this on Fairy JerBear's Queer/Trans News, Views & More From The City Different – Santa Fe, NM and commented:
A French short public service announcement promoting a gender neutral approach to toys and play. It really is quite wonderful!
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