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(New York Daily News)   Lego builds $1 billion in profits after creation of blocks designed just for girls   ( divider line
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2013-02-22 07:56:57 AM  
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fark yeah!...Gender stereotypes!

/it's not Wall-E
2013-02-21 09:26:07 PM  
3 votes:

Bonzo_1116: HotIgneous Intruder: 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.

Makes me wonder if you have kids.
I have a boy and a girl, 16 months apart, one is six and the other is nearly five.
Boys and girls are different and the difference is hard-wired.
I've been a stay-home dad all their lives and I never influenced gender specific play.
I also had women's studies classes in college and learned about gender socialization & etc., then I entered the practical classroom of human life. The toys aren't the egg that came before the chicken. Girls were girls before Madison Avenue started marketing to them.

As a girl that got dolls and didn't really care for them, just keep your head on a swivel that maybe your daughter might like to play with the Tonka trucks occasionally.  Sometimes Barbie wants to try her hand at a waste management career.

No one ever expects the blonde WASP with fake tits to be all mobbed up.
2013-02-21 10:17:07 PM  
2 votes:
Feminists: "You're reinforcing gender stereotypes! This is bad!"
LEGO: "What? We can't hear you over the sound of all this money we're making"

Always makes me chuckle.
2013-02-21 10:11:04 PM  
2 votes:

spamdog: 12349876: June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department said

lol, I love this factoid.

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.
Smells like bullshiat to me. This seems like a recent bit of popular wisdom that doesn't have much evidence behind it.

Also, I commented a while back in a thread about Hasbro making a "gender-neutral" EZ-Bake oven. I bet it'll be a complete flop.
God I hate "gender stereotype" kooks.

No way to know for sure....the world wasn't in color until the 1930's.  Go look for the pictures, you'll see.
2013-02-22 12:49:30 AM  
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2013-02-21 10:15:09 PM  
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2013-02-21 08:46:38 PM  
1 vote:
The girl "pet" ones are just too darn cute.  My computer desk now features a Lego cat, squirrel, and turtle and a really impressive pet jungle gym for all 3.

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