I found this earlier this month and thought it was pretty ridiculous….
“Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy maker to make one that appeals to all kids.
McKenna Pope, 13, of Garfield, N.J., got more than 40,000 signatures on her online petition at Change.org and the support of celebrity chefs including Bobby Flay, who backed her call for Hasbro to make a gender-neutral oven and to include boys in the ads.”
How do you all feel about this? While I think it’s great that they’re encouraging the fact that it’s okay for boys to bake, they’re still making a different Easy-Bake oven just for boys (one that’s black, silver, and blue). I’ve never understood the whole stigmatization of boys playing with things that are pink or purple.