Back in July (I think) it came out that Target was going to rearrange all of their toys and bedding materials into “Boys and Girls” sections. Here is what I had to say about that:
I see no reason for a child to be “persuaded” to choose specific toys or bedding. Growing up, I used to rip the heads off of my Barbies just to see if I could put her back together; and, I often considered He-Man to be my favorite cartoon. I loved to build things with Legos and play with my Easy Bake Oven all at the same time and I turned out just fine, thank you very much! (I’m pretty sure that being 36 and single has nothing to do with any of that). My brother, growing up with 3 sisters, loved to play dolls; I don’t think that made him any less of a boy, I think it made him the AWESOME father that he will be someday. Everyone cries for gender equality as we get older (i.e.: a woman can do anything a man can do), so what’s wrong with gender equality as a child?