It’s interesting how toys that are identified as made for girls (no matter how fondly most girls remember them) are the subject of scorn forever as we become adults, while toys for boys are fetishized forever and made into 100 million dollar films.
What a weird little way to…
I LIKED the Easy Bake Oven!
Really, it was a lot of fun. Sure, there’s a gender stereotype, but all I remember is when I used it, the boys WERE TOTALLY JEALOUS BUT COULDN’T ADMIT IT.
Which is also messed up. :)
I was jealous. I’ll admit it. Brownies I could make on my own time in my own tiny oven sounds like a party. PLUS IT WAS SO SIMPLE.
They were, and LIGHT BULB TREATS ARE DELICIOUS!
I am reblogging because someone mentioned Barbie movies, etc.
I’m sorry, Barbie proves my argument. Barbie is one of the most successful pop products of ALL TIME. And aside from her appearances in Toy Story, she has appeared in mostly direct-to-video inexpensive little films, a few comics, and almost nothing else, AND all those things were aimed directly at kids.
Because girl things are for girls.
While boys’ action dolls are 100 million dollar films, terrible films, that are full of cursing and other things almost intended to EXCLUDE kids.