Aurora loves Science. She’s especially obsessed with Space Science, recently, and reads all she can about the development of Lunar cars and Space Exploration Vehicles. Her goal (currently; the specialty refocuses often) is to work at NASA to develop these vehicles.
She’s been wanting a new NASA shirt, as her current one is long sleeved and it’s HOT in Texas. The only one in the girls’ section at Target is white and partially see-through, and homegirl isn’t a fan. She’s not concerned with the current style of form fitting t-shirts for girls and, being naturally modest, has no interest in a partially see-through shirt. As we passed the boys’ section of Target the other day, she spotted this one, and so of course we snatched it up. She couldn’t care less that’s it’s a boys’ shirt. When I took the tags off, I noticed this written on the boys’ tag - “The purchase of this product benefits the 501c3 non-profit Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Education Foundation which will enable, inspire and educate the game-changers of the future.” I looked at the girls’ NASA shirt the next time I was at Target - no tag. What in tarnation, @target ? Are our little girls not worthy of being enabled, inspired and educated? They deserve more than our culture’s sexualization of everything female and the expectation that what we want them to be is “pretty”. This girl will be a world changer. That’s no question. She excels at everything she does.
@target I love you, but this needs attention. Our girls deserve the world The galaxy, even. #girlswholovescience #girlpower #worldchanger #spacescientist #spacegirl #NASA #NASAforgirls #mamabear #defendinnocence