I Can't Stand When Toys Are Designated a Gender

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    But...I Wanna Ray Gun!

    Get lost with your Barbie, she's a deluded harpy. I had cars, space guns and easy bake ovens...so nyahhh!
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    Jan 9, 2009

    Allow Children Their Learning and Imagination...

    ...and they will teach you!  As a parent (and grandparent), I just got toys (new and second hand) that my kids wanted.  Sometimes that was a box (they made a club house) or building blocks of all sizes, and old, odd bits of clothing (they dressed up like men and women...
    mysticsovereign mysticsovereign
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2009

    What If I Wanna Be a Fire Fighter

    I’m trying to find a little kitchen set for my kids. I can’t afford anything extravagant and will most likely make something on my own, but it helps to get ideas. So I go to Walmart, Target and Toys R Us and I get “Boys Toys” and “Girls Toys&rdquo...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2008

    My Thoughts...

    I was just thinking about this the other day... It doesn't seem to matter, really. I used to watch a bunch of kids and it never failed: the boys went for the cars and guns while the girls went for the dolls and horses. Even the ones that had parents that gave them both did this...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jan 10, 2009

    Especially Since

    I never liked dolls, dresses, tea sets, or playing "kitchen."  Growing up, I'd rather run with the boys and play outside and show boys that I can run faster than they could.   Let the kids play and do whatever they want to do.  It's not fair to them...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2009
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