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Suggesting that nail polish has anything to do with sexual preference or gender identity indicates a serious lack of knowledge about homosexuality, transgender issues or child development. But even if there were some sort of magical nail polish that could turn a kid gay or transgender, who really cares? The argument at the heart of this homo- and trans-phobic frenzy is the notion that there is something undesirable and wrong about being a gay or transgender child.
Jessica Valenti on the controversy surrounding J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons painting herĀ son’s toenails pink. Read Valenti’s opinion, “Petty in Pink: The uproar over a J.Crew ad reveals deep-seated hatreds.”

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