For almost 40 years, the yearly Dutch children’s TV special “Kinderen voor Kinderen” is known for its progressive songs. Its lyrics cover a wide range of topics, including gender and sexual diversity, cultural diversity and migration, disabilities and body positivity.
You are what you wear, or rather you become what you wear. Despite the wish of certain companies to promote gender neutral clothing for children, differences between boys and girls clothes still persist. The determined ideas that garments communicate about what being male or female means are dangerously limiting for the children and encourage them to follow a path marked by a long history of gender stereotypes.