When Rachel Sharansky Danziger's 3-year-old daughter announced she wanted to dress up as a princess for the Jewish holiday of Purim, her initial response was a big fat NO.
But her daughter was not to be deterred. "I will be a princess," she declared. "I will have a puffy skirt and clicky shoes and a pretty, shiny crown."
Sometimes, Rachel discovered, the extent to which a Purim costume perpetuates gender stereotypes is not the best metric by which to determine its value.