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Should toys be gender-neutral?

As reported on MSNBC http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50128136/#50128136, Mattel and other toy companies are now turning to more gender-neutral marketing tactics to sell toys to children, so boys are being shown playing with what was historically known as “girls” toys and vice versa. … Continue reading

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“Barbies are for girls and construction sets are for boys. Or are they?”

This New York Times article discusses Mattel’s creation of a Barbie construction house. Its main claim is that men now have a larger role both buying toys and playing with their kids, and children now have a wider range of toys with … Continue reading

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