Toys for Girls

Watching this video reminds me of when I used to nanny for two girls when I was in college.  Every afternoon we would watch some cartoons after school.  The commercials were so ridiculously gendered.  The girls would play with Easy Bake Ovens, dolls, and etc… The boys were sold ACTION toys, water guns, and sports.  After a basketball commercial in which boys were shooting hoops, I asked the girls why there were never any girls in the sports and action commercials.  They simply responded that it’s just not common for girls to like those types of things.  They both loved playing outside and running around just as much as any boy would, yet when watching TV they thought nothing of the way in which girls were depicted.  I hope that more of these types of toys hit the market and that girls can be excited about the way in which they are represented in the media…

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