Why Toys Are Gendered And Why They Maybe Shouldn’t Be

Cordelia Fine, author of 'Delusions Of Gender', on how toys are created for boys and girls is driven by economic reasons, not social or developmental ones.

by Fatherly
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There’s not a lot of hard science that proves children prefer toys based on gender, so why are toy stores organized based on broad assumptions on what boys and girls want? Cordelia Fine, author of Delusions Of Gender, says there are social and economic forces at play that overwhelm a more rational examination that might force us to reconsider what we think we know about kids and gender. Even if you disagree, she makes a pretty compelling case.

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