Traditionally, toymakers market their products to either girls or boys. The toy industry presents dolls and dresses as being girls’ toys, while cars and construction tools are for boys. In recent years, advocates have highlighted the presence of harmful gender stereotypes in such marketing tactics. Considering our society’s ongoing discussion of gender identity, should children’s toys continue to be gendered?
Yes, toys should be gendered
Girls and boys are different. By creating gender-specific toys, manufacturers simply cater to their differences.
Gender-specific toys accurately cater to their demographic
Gender-specific toys are harmless because they appeal to natural differences between girls and boys.