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Don’t hand out guidelines for childhood

May 20, 2013

Last year, a video posted on Youtube went viral with a little girl named Riley who seems to see through the absurdity of trying to fit children into gender boxes.The spunky little girl stands in the middle of a toy store as she turns to the camera. Frustration is written in the adorable little creases on her face and she sort of even stamps her foot as she exclaims, “Wh...

Toys are crucial to development

Allison Browne

May 20, 2013

A boy does not know he is supposed to play with toy cars and like the color blue. A girl does not know she is supposed to like the color pink and play with toy dolls. The only reason they start believing this is because we tell them they are supposed to. Children are not black and white in their perceptions. They only see genders as opposites because we present it very sim...

There are more important things to worry about

Robert Whaley

May 20, 2013

Girls playing with Nerf guns and boys playing with Barbies, what a wonderful world. Advertisements that show these crossed gender norms seem like a good thing, they tear down the constraints of gender, equality for all. But everybody needs to focus on ripping down these ideas of man and woman and work on us all as people. Gender divides are a big problem for America, after all it took 14...

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