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Gender typing children's toys

Davis, Calif. IMAGINE walking into the toy department and noticing several distinct aisles. In one, you find toys packaged in dark brown and black, which include the "Inner-City Street Corner" building set and a "Little Rapper" dress-up kit. In the next aisle, the toys are all in shades of brown and include farm-worker-themed play sets and a "Hotel Housekeeper" dress.

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This week in class we talked mainly abut gender stereotyping when dealing with kid's sports, toys and clothing wear. This article explains how over the years we have been trying to have gender equality, but are lacking in the toy... more »This week in class we talked mainly abut gender stereotyping when dealing with kid's sports, toys and clothing wear. This article explains how over the years we have been trying to have gender equality, but are lacking in the toy industry.  Just as in class, we talked about how their is noticeable amount of gender typing in toy stores. Having girls toys colored pink, while the boys are more blue or grey. This topic belongs in the motor development shelf, because the toys we play with as kids have a big influence on some of our developmental skills as we age. 03-27-2016 9:21pm

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Comment by Justin Helmbreck

This is an important article because it portrays one of the biggest stereotypes today. It covers what are considered male or female toys. Why aren't more toys that are unisex , instead of mass producing male and female toys? 03-27-2016 9:21pm

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Comment by nnamdi oguayo

This article is suitable for what we learned this week in class because it discusses gender stereotypes in toys. A question that comes to my mind is, will gender stereotypes for toys ever fade away or will it always be considered weird for boys to play with girls toys such as dolls, and vice versa? 03-27-2016 10:22pm

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Comment by Ryan Macri

There is a noticeable increase in gender typing over the past years.  The colors of toys is definitely one of the biggest aspects of gender typing with toys. 04-03-2016 2:14pm

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