I’m often writing about the divide between boys’ and girls’ toys – I once wrote about the absence of strong female Lego characters, and most recently, about how girls’ science and tech toys are being dumbed down, or prettified.
I know many moms are divided about girls’ toys – some don’t mind that how they are marketed or packaged, while others like me are a little irritated.
A recent post in Huffington Post showed the differences in toys between then (the 80s) and now, and while one would expect change and advancement, today’s products are screaming femininity, prettiness, glitter and pink. I don’t think anyone is saying that girls and boys aren’t different, but the different marketing, products and packaging are worlds apart.
Have a look:
Strawberry Shortcake (Then)
Rainbow Brite (Then)