BY Laurel Walsh
on May 01, 2013
The Internet wins again!
After being called out on its #everydaysexism, U.K. pharmacy chain Boots is removing signs from its shelves that categorize toys by gender.
The pressure started when Boots customer @SeanEGray tweeted this sucker out to the world:
That caught the eye of other Boots customers and Internet folks, including @LetToysBeToys, a social media group that campaigns against sexist children’s toy marketing.
Along with your ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 30, 2012
You probably remember the board game “Guess Who?” — you know, the game where you randomly draw a character and then try to guess who your opponent drew? The game where you narrow down your options by asking questions like, “Is your person wearing a hat?” or “Does your person have blue eyes?”
The game with 5 female characters and 19 male characters?
“Is your person a girl?” “…Yes.” BAM ... Read More
BY Intern Lauren
on Jul 02, 2012
In the wake of the European Commission’s fail-tastic attempt to inspire girls to be interested in science comes a new toy with a similar goal in mind—minus the whole glorifying gender stereotypes in an obnoxiously superficial and degrading way kind of thing. Far outnumbered by men in their pursuit of engineering, math, and science degrees, the toy’s developers, Alice, Bettina, and Jennifer decided something’s gotta give. Thus, Roominate ... Read More