Factual Feminist: Those Who Push For Toy Neutrality Don’t Get Little Girls At All

Little girls’ play is full of conflict and imaginary power struggles, and their fantasies are just as complex, intense, and inventive as boys’—but manifestly different.

If you are thinking of giving your daughter a Hello Kitty tea set or your son a Transformer, you may want to reconsider. There is a growing movement to abolish the pink-blue divide in children’s toys. It began with a few fringe Internet activists, but has gained steam.

Last year Target announced it would remove gender labeling in its toy aisles. This spring the White House hosted a day-long summit on the hazards of boys’ and girls’ toys. Gender-specific play apparently limits a child’s life prospects and may even endanger the nation’s economic future. Could that be right?

  • Alain

    Try as they do they cannot deny and defy nature. Having raised two sons and two daughters I know from personal experience that the choices of toys made by our daughters, yes not by us, were totally different than those made by our sons, again not by us. We were not the exception nor a rare case.

    • Facts are of no interest to progressives.

    • mauser 98

      they hate…themselves ,everybody

  • Editor

    What? You mean 30-40 years of feminist social engineering bullshit has not changed 100,000 years of evolutionary psychology. Unbelievable!

  • The Butterfly

    Soon they’re going to be forcing boys to play with Barbie.

  • GrimmCreeper

    I believe the first gay president of the United States wrote in his “autobiography” that his transvestite nanny used to dress the two of them up while they played with dolls. That may be one of the reasons he opted for such a masculine wife. For thousands of years boys played with their toys and girls played with theirs. That’s just the way it is. How ze figures it endangers the nation’s economic future is something he should explain, in high heels and a mini skirt.

  • Jay Currie

    I have never seen a little girl pick up a stick and shoot the bad guys. Needless to say, each of my three sons did so instinctively.

    These people are simply silly and should be laughed at long and hard.

  • Nermal

    When my daughter was little, I, as an engineer, built her an amazing sandpit with earthmoving toys, to show her she could be anything when she grew up. She loved the sandpit, it was perfect for her My Little Ponies. Never mind, I got to play with the other toys.
    She is now in Accounting. Moral of the story, give our children every opportunity and encouragement and don’t limit their options.