The question and subsequent comments got me thinking.....Why is there seemingly more outrage at toys marketed toawrds girls (especially when boys want to play with them too) than there is with toys marketed to boys? I don't seem to recall any instance where a mom was upset with NERF marketing to boys, Legos were always seemingly "universal" until they came out with the "Friends" series for girls, and I don't think I've ever heard of an instance where a parent got upset that superheroes, GI Joe, or the WWF dolls were for "Boys".......yet I know plenty of girls who play with these toys regardless. Why is it more socially acceptable for a girl to play with "boy toys" than it is for boys to play with "girl toys" regadless of COLOR schemes etc. So what if a boy wants to play with a purple easybake oven or a fuschia color "My first sewing machine".
Answer by FreeForAll at 11:03 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by DusterMommy at 10:32 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by FreeForAll at 10:27 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by FreeForAll at 10:42 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:52 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by tessiedawg at 10:44 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:46 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:47 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:58 AM on Dec. 12, 2012
and some parents dont want their sons playing with "girly" toys
It's not even about the parents. Yes there are some, but kids aren't stupid. Gender neutralizing everything doesn't work (see the 70's toy stores). The kids pick up on pink=girl and blue=boy long before they get to school. Looking back at cases like Carl Joseph Walker and Jaheem Herrera, both bullied to the point of suicide for clothes and a backpack not "boyish" enough, it's not as simple as who cares what color something is anymore.
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:24 AM on Dec. 12, 2012