Catherine Redfern // 16 December 2006
As Christmas approaches, the children’s toy industry goes into overdrive. Rosalyn Ball looks at how girls and boys toys are still unbelievably segregated along strict gender lines.
It’s not only children’s gifts that are a problem at Christmas. As Emma Hadfield explains, the options presented as ‘gifts for him’ and ‘gifts for her’ are laughably old-fashioned, enforcing traditional roles for women and men. Can’t we have gift ideas aimed at individuals with different interests rather two-dimensional stereotypes?