Gender stereotypes in children's toys
Sep 07, 2015 Gender neutrality in childrens toys and play may be a noble goal, but childplay researcher and psychologist Peter Gray says the focus on genderneutral toys and play overlooks genderThe long history of separate toys for girls and boys shows that marketing by gender has a profound impact on children. That includes lessons about gender. American society has made significant strides towards gender equality over the past century, but childrens toys seem to be moving in the opposite direction, reinforcing traditional roles rather than expanding them. The implications are serious: The way girls gender stereotypes in children's toys
May 31, 2016 Its not just the toy aisles that teach children about gender stereotypes The No Gender December campaign suggests that the gender stereotyping of toys restricts childrens
Now, once classically genderneutral toys are produced in boy and girl versions: Radio Flyer wagons, Tinkertoys, Mega Bloks, FisherPrice stacking rings, and everything in between come in pinkwashed varieties, in hopes that families with children of each sex will buy twice the toys. In the 1970s, according to Sweet, few childrens toys were targeted specifically at boys or girls; nearly 70 percent of toys had no genderspecific labels at all. Many toy ads seemed to deliberately flout gender stereotypesdepicting girls driving toy cars andgender stereotypes in children's toys Children's books or puzzles showing men and women in nonstereotypical and diverse gender roles (stayathome dads, working moms, male nurses, and female police officers, for example). A wide range of toys for your child to choose from, including baby dolls, toy vehicles, action figures, blocks, etc.