"A greater emphasis on science in our schools would be a boon across the board. The current trend towards de-emphasizing science (not just for girls but overall) can only hurt our future and the future of the children who are supposed to be getting…"
"There would be heavy resistance. "But I used to play with Easy-Bake ovens as a child, and I pretended to be a bride when I was little! I want my child to have the same experience!"
Parents are supposed to expose their children to the…"
"Very true, Emekan. I was just using the toys as a single example of how society 'nudges' people in certain directions. Naturally, there's much more to it that just what toys kids play with. The toys themselves are just a manifestation…"
"Oppression isn't a form of natural order, it is socialised status; the restoration of women's status to equal to that of men is, for this reason, a right.
Only the application of feminism is a philosophical and political position."
"Even if there was a huge American upheaval and the toys geared towards girls changed, they would still be socialised by their mums and other people who haven't evolved out of the traditional gender role nonsense. If you look at not just toys…"
"They absolutely do, Reggie. Even today, look at the toys commonly advertised for kids. Toys aimed at boys tend to be things like workbenches, trucks, 'spy' gear, military, etc. Ones marketed towards girls are Barbies, ponies, dollhouses,…"
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