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YES.

I have twin 4-year-old daughters, and thus far we've managed, but holy crap has it taken a lot of effort. It's totally worth it, but man. Oof.

Good luck, sir.

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterorbix42

I've often worried about this if we ever have a daughter. I want to raise my son without the stereotypes and if we do have a daughter in the future, I'd like to do the same for her as well.

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRachelle

YES

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPenelope

Love this comic! (Female engineer here)

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I approve this message. :-)

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBill C

I think I'll just stick to having my children watching Mulan: "you can be girly if you want. You can be a tomboy if you want. You can be both or even neither,because regardless who you are and how you dress you have the potential to change the world".

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

That's gonna be a huge challenge Mr. Lunarbaboon!

I have two daughters. Soon your world will be a lot more pink and fluffy.
But never give up on the challgenge. It's fun! Pink lego is still lego. :)

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Belvedere

Fight the good fight, Space Monkey Man!

This is a nice book to help combat the princess horde, especially if she likes the outdoors.
http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Who-Looked-Under-Rocks/dp/1584690119

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJohn S.

Good job for planning on protecting your future daughter from the "princess culture".

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNiceGuy

It'll be a girl? Congrats! I share your exact pain. Found out last month that I'll have a daughter in a few months and my wife has already started buying ribbons, dresses and all things "girly". Teaching her the ways of geekdom and gender equality will be challenging. Good luck baboon. ;-)

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto

Excellent!

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarina dS

What about Elsa, Mulan, Tiana, Esmeralda, etc? (Esmeralda was one of my idols growing up, strong, beautiful, and could kick the other heros ass in a fight lol)

May 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAhmetia

I know who Malala is, as well as Temple Grandin - but can anyone tell me about the other names?

May 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Try not to worry so much. With love and support, perhaps she too will one day show her butt to the class.

May 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterelm

As a female engineer, I'll say don't worry about the princesses. I loved them when I was little (still do now, really), but it didn't stop me from loving math and science, too.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

This is what my brother and sister-in-law are going through with my niece. They have asked friends and family to keep the "girly" gifts to a minimum for as long as possible. When the kid starts asking, that's different. But for now, she's getting exposed to as much as possible!

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSionyx

Should also add Gráinne Ní Mháille (aka Grace O'Malley) Celtic Pirate Queen. Best of both worlds. :-)
If you are going to be a princess at least kick butt at it.

May 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBill C

I grew up with the princesses (the Grimm ones and the Disneyfied ones) and I turned out to be a scientist. Don't stress too much :) It's ok for girls to like makeup and princesses, doesn't mean they're not smart or independent.

May 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVanaathiel

Want a good example of a princess? Try Twilight Sparkle from "MLP: Friendship is Magic." She's a princess (now) but she's smart, curious, an enthusiastic student, loves adventure, has great friends, is struggling to learn how to be a princess and a leader, and understands that such a job comes with tons of responsibilities that don't just include fancy dresses and elaborate balls.

Seriously, you want a show that breaks gender stereotypes? Ironically it's the latest generation of My Little Pony. ^_^

May 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDrakin

This is such a refreshing outlook as opposed to dad's "protecting" their girls from boys, by empowering her with knowledge and encouraging her to be great. Your daughter is lucky to have you (:

July 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnupa

Cannot stop laughing, I was not expecting princess zombies!! #feelyourpain my daughter wears monster pjs and we wrestle, get dirty, and enjoy some pants-free weekends.

August 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHanabot

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