ReapTheChaos: "The sets have been criticized by some consumer U.S. groups as reinforcing gender stereotypes."That's because gender differences exists in real life you morons. If girls want to play with the star wars or pirates lego sets, then by all means they can, nothings stopping them. But the bottom line is, girls like girly things. My youngest is a girl, even with 3 older brothers to influence her play habits she preferred playing with Barbie dolls and other girly toys. That's simply how life works.
Dr. Goldshnoz: was the previous rainbow of colors too masculine?
Peki: Your little girl is being influenced by a lot more than just you and her 3 older brothers. If she wants it, great, but don't assume that someone hasn't given her some sort of instruction on what girls are supposed to play with. Social discipline can be a very sneaky critter.
spamdog: Is there any other historical evidence that pink used to be for boys, and blue for boys, besides this one apparent magazine article from 1918? Seriously, find me one other source for this.
HotIgneous Intruder: I've been a stay-home dad all their lives and I never influenced gender specific play.
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