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…