A conversation I just had with my mother:
|"Toys" section preview - only dolls and art have any pink in them at all, even though nothing is technically gendered|
|"Girls" toys - all pink, all the time, except for the one thing that's white with a rainbow. The rest of the page was just as pink|
|"Boys" toys. No pink to be found. Boys get to have all the other colors, though, including purple.|
On the upside, there are Goldiblox, which are pretty awesome. I plan to buy a bunch of sets for the kiddo when he's old enough to understand how to not chew on them. And if I ever have a daughter, I'll get even more of them for her.
Goldieblox gets it - pink isn't what makes girl's toys frustrating! These girls do all sorts of great things, and they still get to like pink! They still get to be proud of being girls, who like girly things! I love it.
PS - here's the original Goldieblox commercial, featuring a version of The Beastie Boys "Girls," which they've since had to take down from most places. I like it with both songs, but it's nice to have the lyrics, too.