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Even a child can see something is wrong in our toy stores. The gender gap…does more than tell [a little girl] which toys are socially appropriate for her to play with, it separates her from a whole realm of experience - masculinity. As [she] grows older and decides what sort of person she wants to be, she will encounter this gap again and again. While crossing the gender gap is not impossible, it is difficult and doing so risks stigma and ostracism, just ask the boy who dressed up as Daphne or the girl with the Star Wars water bottle. The gender gap is evident in nearly every aspect of our society, but one of the first and most striking examples is toy choice.
David Pickett offers a sweeping historical background on the LEGO gender gap – a must-read. (via explore-blog)

(via explore-blog)