Some interesting discussions of clothing marketed to boys here. Many of the designs criticised as violent and disturbing feature skulls, and I really quite like skulls, so I was finding the examples unpersuasive (although I do agree with the claim). But the post then does a nice job of comparing these with skulls marketed to girls, which are indeed less aggressive-looking. I liked the next post even better, though: The Brat. It’s amazing how much boys’ clothing works on the assumption that boys will misbehave and that this is cute. Via the always-excellent F-Word.