When I worked at a fast food restaurant, I did a social experiment.
One day, I asked “do you want a girl toy or a boy toy?” No one went against gender roles.
The next day, it was “do you want a doll toy or a car toy?” Boys got dolls. Girls got cars.
Vocabulary is important.
you understand that though this seems to be a good sign it is likely the result of bronies coming to this establishment and ordering happy meals so they could get a mlp toy and then getting offended when it was called a “girl toy” and possibly bullying the employees given the behavior of bronies
obviously the change in itself is good but given the particular toys in question i am not convinced that this came about due to a desire for children’s toys to be non-gendered and that it is instead the result of the bizarre machismo belonging to the cult of the cartoon horse
i wish this change was universal because like gendered toys being ludicrous aside i always hated saying the phrase “boy toy” out loud and would never wish it on another human
in this case it’s totally just bronies tho
actually, this was totally all thanks to a teenage girl!
It’s fun that the cynicism of Tumblr was wrong this time.
(Tho, who cares if bronies were the source? If the result is a positive step in gender equality, who cares? I mean, they go a bit far in their fandom, but a lot of fandoms do. It’s almost like the “gamers” hating on “gamer girls,” tho in this case, it’s hating on guys for liking MLP. Oh wells.)