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"Elizabeth Sweet, who researches gender and children’s toys at UC Davis, says toy advertisements actually appeared to be the least gendered around 1975. She say...s, "At the height of the women’s movement, these ideas about gender division were being challenged in ways that are no longer as successfully challenged today." Let Toys Be Toys also pointed out how toys have become more gendered (i.e., more pink-ified) since the ’70s. They recently tweeted an image they created (below) that compares a 1976 Argos catalog with the company’s more recent products." - Ms. Magazine
To read the Ms. Magazine's article, "Kids’ Toys: More Gendered Than Ever," visit http://msmagazine.com/…/05/kids-toys-more-gendered-than-ever
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"...it's a little easier these days to find girl-friendly trucks, which when you say that a few times sounds utterly ridiculous. What exactly does that mean, anyway? Do they have better suspension to save you from getting smacked in the face with your boobs? Do they have real-light make-up mirrors so you can be sure not to over-blush your cheeks? Usually, it's just the damn color."