December 7, 2012

Give a Boy a Doll, He'll Rip Its Head Off

Christina Sommers, The Atlantic

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Is it discriminatory and degrading for toy catalogs to show girls playing with tea sets and boys with Nerf guns? A Swedish regulatory group says yes. The Reklamombudsmannen (RO) has reprimanded Top-Toy, a licensee of Toys"R"Us and one of the largest toy companies in Northern Europe, for its "outdated" advertisements and has pressured it to mend its "narrow-minded" ways.

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TAGGED: Toys, Gender Studies, Sweden, Gender Differences