The End of Discriminatory Gender Divides

ZumaGwen Right wingers went nuts back in April, when retailer J. Crew's catalogue shared a picture of designer Jenna Lyon's painting her son's nails pink.

"Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink," said Lyons at the time, which prompted conservatives like anti-gay psychiatrist Keith Ablow to decry the image as a "dramatic example of the way that our culture is being encouraged to abandon all trappings of gender identity."

I wonder if Ablow and his allies will have the same reaction to shots of Gwen Stefani's toddler-aged son, Zuma, getting his nails done while dressed as Captain America. They probably will.

For the rest of us, though, little Zuma's beauty adventure shows that even "masculine" heroes like Captain America can indulge in their "feminine" side; or, vice versa, even men who like to be pretty can be "masculine".

Either way, the gender divides are disintegrating. If you need more proof, consider an ABC News report from July that details how male children see the color pink as perfectly acceptable, rather than blue, the color traditionally deemed "masculine."

This is, to quote Martha Stewart, a good thing.