>Mostly because the damn ad only shows girls using it. Then again, I don’t want those idiots at Hasbro to make money on poorly executed marketing. Ever since my nephew came along, I’ve become more sensitive to sexism, especially amongst toy marketing schemes.
I wouldn’t have a problem with this pink toy washer, if there was a comparable boy-themed one available. Granted, there are a few household type toys that don’t look like they are targeted to a specific gender, such as these two washing machines. I guess it’s the blatant targeting of little girls between the ages of 3 and 5 for a gender role women have fought so hard to overcome that makes me angry.
And no, I don’t have a problem with a Barbie doll…at the moment.
>My daughter would have loved that thing.
She apparently doesn’t care to use one now (at age 21), but she would have loved it as a kid.