Victoria Beckham branded anti-Girl Power
VICTORIA BECKHAM has become mired in a row about parenting and gender stereotypes — a pretty ironic turn given her origins as a Spice Girl.
The 1990s all-female fivesome were well-known for their phrase’ ‘Girl Power’, but now Posh has been criticised for posting a cute picture, created by her daughter, that features the old nursery rhyme What Are Little Boys Made Of?
The doting mum posted the picture of girls in various outfits alongside the verse: ‘Boys are made of slugs and snails and puppy dog tails/ Girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice.’
But not all her followers were impressed, with one writing: ‘Ugh. Sugar and spice and all things nice is not girl power, it’s gender stereotyping and cultural rules that are telling girls what they are supposed to be.’
Another wrote: ‘Not a cool poem. This is where conditioning begins.’
Others, however, thought these commenters should lighten up.
‘Calm down,’ wrote a Beckham supporter. ‘The world is still rotating on its axis! What’s next? Are these people going to tell their little girls to stop playing with Barbies and tell their little boys to stop playing with GI Joes?! What is this world coming to?’
Away from the fierce feminist debate, others spotted a future fashion designer in the making.
‘Like mother like daughter… a future designer is coming,’ one wrote.
Author: Anna Thomson