The Barbie Fallacy

16 Jul

Fish Of Gold

Boys are trained from the time that they’re small that they’re “little men.” Blue, bikes, blocks and shoot-em-up. Boys are strong, good at sports, not squeamish and they definitely shouldn’t cry. If they just “man up” eventually, they’ll grow chest hair and large gleaming testicles.

Girls are trained from the time we’re little girls to be little girls. Pink, princesses, tea parties and dolls. Tall, thin and pretty is where it’s at. It’s good to have an education to fall back on in case you don’t get married and make babies right away.

Unfortunately gender segregation is not shamefully hidden in the past. It is still going on. I just took this screen cap from a major American toy seller’s website.

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Choose one: Boys’ Toys or Girls’ Toys. There is no middle ground. Why can’t it be Cool Toys and Amazing Toys? Toys are rad!

What happens to the little…

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