As a kid, did you ever refrain from getting a toy because it was intended for the other gender?
What is your opinion on marketing toys specifically for one gender?
For example, I’ve never liked the way the EasyBake Oven is so geared towards one gender. The box is pink and sparkly, it shows girls on the cover using it; it’s clear that Hasbro intends it to be for girls.
The EasyBake Oven was one of my most favorite toys as a kid. Yes, it was pink and all that, but I liked it a lot and had a lot of fun with it. It seems to me that it would be just as easy to make it less pink and show a girl and boy on the front using it together or something; my sister and I used it together sometimes. When I got a little older, I became embarrassed of having a “girls’ toy” and got rid of it.
I just think that a lot of toys are better being gender-neutral.