I saw this ad and had to ask the Moms Council, is this a big deal?
The ad is for J. Crew nail polish, and it shows the J. Crew president and her son, laughing on a bed. The son's toenails are painted bright pink. A quote on the website reads: "Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon."
Meagan Braganca doesn't see any problem: Why would anyone be upset over painted nails?
Jill Berry said it reminded her of this news story about transgendered children where a mom and dad are allowing their little boy to dress and act like a girl 24/7 largely because the boy does not see himself as a boy. The parents are caught between a rock and a hard place. Their son is so much happier now, but they know the road ahead will be hard for him.
We're not going to solve any grand questions about nature vs. nurture here, but what do you think? If your son loves pink, why would that a problem? Is it okay at home but not in public?
Is painting a boy's toes pink the same as cross-dressing? Does it really speak to gender identity, or is it just about fun?
And, as this ABC News anchor asked: What if it were a girl playing with GI Joes? Would the Internet chatter be the same?