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This Clown Blasts Gender Stereotypes After Mom Won't Let Son Get Butterfly Face Paint

By Mark Pygas

Different kids want to play with different things. Some kids are into dinosaurs, some are really into cars, some are really into sports figures and baseball cards, some are into ponies, some are into cowboys and some are into princesses and medieval fantasy stuff. What's messed up is when parents try to force certain kids to play with certain things because of their gender.

From a young age, boys are often expected to play with guns and trucks, while girls are expected to play with dolls and play ovens. And while these stereotypes are less common than they used to be, they're still enforced every day. Twitter user S. S. Markarian, a children's entertainer from Los Angeles, took to social media on Saturday after a boy's parents refused to let him get butterfly face paint, with an important message on masculinity...