How toys have become alarmingly gender stereotyped since the Seventies

BracyBoy

BracyBoy

2015-07-06 13:54:28

Typically sensationalist article form the Daily Mail, but interesting nonetheless: How toys have become alarmingly gender stereotyped since the Seventies. Personally, I think this is ridiculous: the vast majority of little girls will like pink, fluffy stuff, but its not like they aren't free to choose a Transformer if they want. Thoughts?
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BracyBoy

LochNessa

2015-07-06 13:54:28

It's not so much pink fluffy stuff - a pink fluffy doctor's uniform would be ace. It's the fact that boys' toys are generally so much more ambitious (doctor, scientist, fireman etc.) while girls' toys (princess, nurse, housewife) just aren't.

BracyBoy

SassySilvia

2015-07-06 13:54:28

Plus girls are typically steered towards the fluffy unambitious stuff and away from the transformers by both advertising and parents. Freedom of choice is not always as simple as it sounds...




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