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  • Holy shit good job earth

    Who honestly gives a shit. Please don't tell me people are offended because girls toys are separated from boys toys. Why are people so soft these days? It just makes it easier for people to shop so seriously world grow a pair of balls and return to how you once were.

  • Yes, for easy shopping.

    The fact is, most children want gender specific toys. By segregating the toys, the toy stores make shopping quicker and easier for their customers. There is no reason you can't shop for either gender in either section, but keeping the toys organized by gender is simply easier and makes more sense.

  • Children's Toys Should not be Gender Specific

    It may be challenging to believe, but children's toys can cause lots of harm to children and society, these seeming innocent plastic figures can create gender stereotypes and harm kids development. While many people think it's wrong to get rid of gender-specific toys, like psychotherapist Tom Kersting who was concerned that the lack of boy-girl labeling would lead kids to “question what their gender is.” The gender-confusion thing, first of all, is not something parents need to worry about. “That doesn’t hold up to the science,” said Developmental psychologist Christia Brown, who teaches at the University of Kentucky and is the author of Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue. “We know kids know their gender really early — they know it by about two years old.” As for the toys, the decision to remove gender labeling is in all likelihood a very good idea, in that it’s in line with what most the research suggests, she said.
    Studies prove that there is no connection between toys and gender, all toys dolls, trucks, stuffed animals, etc. are all gender neutral. The only thing that associates these toys to a particular gender is labels. So if girls aren't scientifically drawn to the color pink or dolls, and boys aren't drawn to trucks and action figures, Why do they play with them? The answer is actually rather simple. All people feel they must fit social norms, it's human nature, no one wants to stand out and embarrass themselves. At such a young age children shouldn't be exposed to this kind of insecurity, they shouldn't play with toys they don't enjoy to avoid attention or the judgment of adults and their peers. If children's toys were gender neutral then this problem wouldn't exist. Then a girl could play with Hotwheels and a boy could play with a barbie doll without being judged or bullied. That's another problem actually, bullying. When people don't fit social norms they are likely to be picked on. These labels on toys create false social norms, they create gender stereotypes that simply don't exist, and when people don't fit these fake gender stereotypes it could cause children to question themselves and others. There is nothing wrong of course with questioning your gender or sexuality, it is a normal phase and can lead you to a happier life, but children shouldn't worry about this time, especially because of toys. After reading all this it would be shocking that you haven't changed your mind on this topic, I understand that it these gender specific toys making shopping easier, but that should be a small issue in comparison to the comfort of your children, gender stereotypes, and bullying.

  • Segregation of toys contributes to the harmful stereotypes being enforced throughout life

    Let kids be kids. There is no reason to instill silly gender rolls on toys. If boys want to play with dolls or girls with trucks - what harm is there? Segregation of toys simply perpetuates the ideas that boys can only like "boy things" and girls can only like "girl things"

  • Segregation of toys contributes to the harmful stereotypes being enforced throughout life

    Let kids be kids. There is no reason to instill silly gender rolls on toys. If boys want to play with dolls or girls with trucks - what harm is there? Segregation of toys simply perpetuates the ideas that boys can only like "boy things" and girls can only like "girl things"

  • No no no

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  • They should NOT be segregated!

    For the reasons that others above have mentioned. When I was a little girl, I loved monster trucks and Batman as much as I loved stuffed animals and baby dolls. Toys should be segregated by function/type (i.E. Dolls/action figures, stuffed animals, vehicles, dress-up/role-play, ect.) rather than simply "boy" and "girl" toys.

  • No I do not think so.

    Gender segregation in toy stores plays a hand at increasing bullying. It does this by reinforcing stereotypes that play on children's insecurities for wanting something that is not something that falls under your gender's category. Growing up is tough enough without encouraging girls and boys toys to be kept apart and furthering their understanding of one another.

  • Gender shouldn't matter.

    I think starting with Generation Y and Z, we're going to find that the notions and ideas of gender that are imposed on us currently are going to be mostly demolished. It's about time we can live in a world where boys and girls can be interested in whatever they want to be interested in without being stigmatized for it not fitting the mold they were "born" to fit.

  • This is nuts

    What if a little girl likes a toddler basketball hoop, should she not be exposed to it because it's a "boy item"? This is insane and something I wasn't aware anybody actually considered a problem. I really don't see what the benefit of putting this into place would be, and I'm kind of afraid to hear it from anybody that thinks there is one.

  • Toy departments do not need segregation.

    There is simply no good reason to segregate toy departments. It will not improve efficiency or the ability for a shopper to find toys. It won't help sell any more toys and above it all, segregated toy departments will alienate children that suffer from gender dysmorphic disorder among other things. There is simply no need.


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