Precocious Kid Gets Pissy About How Toys Are Sold

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in Funny

Boys get superhero stuff, girls get pink stuff. Welcome to the world, kid.
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Male 663
Smart girl.
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Male 12,365
[quote]@Anglion-Calling them "crawlers" makes me think of zombies.[/quote]

Me too, but note the speech marks. It would have been closer to my intended meaning to write: more "crawl" than "toddle"

What do you call children who have mastered crawling but haven`t yet got to toddling?
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Male 2,384
wow a little girl figured out the corporate bullpoo
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Male 12,365
[quote]Though most of the arguments I`m reading are pretty ridiculous. It`s safe to say that before modern toys were even made, boys wanted to be great swordsmen, cowboys and indians, in primitive society still beat each other up and had semi-macho confrontations with each other. This you cannot deny.[/quote]

And nobody is denying it, so you`re countering an argument that nobody has made. What`s the point of doing that?

It`s the "nature versus nurture" thing again. It doesn`t matter whether it`s a modern wealthy highly urbanised society or a paleolithic hunter-gatherer tribe. There`s still nurture and there`s still nature. Anyone who asserts that it`s all nature is still wrong and silly.

Just look at how much and how rapidly gendered stuff can and does change. That proves that it isn`t all nature. Might be some nature, might be no nature at all, can`t be all nature.
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Male 12,365
[quote]"That`s* how engrained sexism is."

that`s not sexism. That`s just nature[/quote]

Please provide your evidence proving that it`s solely nature that results in the normal unthinking assumption being that every person is totally defined by their sex.

Assuming, of course, that you actually read my post before replying to it.
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Male 1,832
@Anglion-Calling them "crawlers" makes me think of zombies.
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Male 936
"That`s* how engrained sexism is."

that`s not sexism. That`s just nature
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Male 21
This kid is going to have a hard life. I swear.
Though most of the arguments I`m reading are pretty ridiculous. It`s safe to say that before modern toys were even made, boys wanted to be great swordsmen, cowboys and indians, in primitive society still beat each other up and had semi-macho confrontations with each other. This you cannot deny. Arguing over this irresolvable dispute about gender is like asking "Why do pricks go in mean persons?"
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Male 12,365
Hmmm...maybe not "toddlers" in that last post. More "crawlers" than "toddlers". The point being that you can`t really tell the sex of a dressed child that age, so the unknowing test subjects didn`t know.
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Male 12,365

There have been blind trials of that, in which adult volunteers spent some time with toddlers, watched by hidden observers. The adults were told that it was a study on toddlers, so they had no idea what was really going on. The study was on the adults, to see how they interacted with the kids. The adults were also lied to about the sex of the children, to the extent that they were sometimes introduced to the same child twice and told they were different children, one male and one female. Almost without exception, the adults behaved significantly differently depending on what sex they thought the child was, even when the child was the same child.
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Male 12,365
[quote]You know, I never raised my kids to have only boy or girl stuff

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One day, when my boy was 2, and my girl was 4, we went to a department store. There were stuffed chairs for the kids. My boy ran right up to the Spider-man chair, and my girl to the Dora chair.[/quote]

But you didn`t raise your kids in total isolation, so that`s not evidence of nature rather than nurture. Your own example shows that - how did your kids know who Dora and Spiderman were?

It`s normal for adults to treat male and female people differently *from birth*. Even before birth, when that`s possible. Even if they don`t really know what sex the child is.

When someone has had a kid, the normal first question is "What did she have?" It`s always understood to mean "what is the child`s sex?" and that only makes sense when the normal unthinking assumption is that every person is totally defined by their sex. *That`s* how engrained sexism is.
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Female 211
This kid is on the right track.
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Female 2,674
I like her style. Get that girl a softball mit... she`s gonna need it.
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Female 407
soo cute :)
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Female 394
At her age I had very similar opinions... But I made my point more bluntly. When my parents bought me barbies I baked them and ruined my moms cookie sheets. She got the point though :D
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Female 1,441
She makes a great point! This girl is adorable.
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Male 4,004
"My son is a lefty and i have to pay extra for base ball gloves. That is just how it goes"

That`s stupid. They sell lefty gloves next to the righty ones for the exact same price. I have always written with my left and used scissors with my left, but everything else I am right handed (golf, hockey, etc...) I`ve always found it odd.

I`ve tried to learn to write with my right, but showed no improvement whatsoever after 2 weeks of writing lines (and I felt silly for having notebooks full of aaaaaaaaaaaaa bbbbbbbbbbbbb ccccccccccc dddddddd). And then I tried to learn to be a lefty everything-else, and failed at that too...

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Male 274
smart kid
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Male 3,369
@demonveteran: Anal retentive much? Not everyone has to fit into your narrow little box. It makes me smile to think how much your head was exploding watching this vid. merry Christmas!
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Male 3,369
She is so awesome!!!
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Male 234
You go girl. Awesome lesbian of the future.
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Female 2,674
Omg she`s so cute :3 I have a friend who gets her kids toys for "both genders" like a play kitchen for her son and toy cars/trucks for her daughter (of course both kids can play with any of the toys they want, though the daughter isn`t old enough to play with the toy kitchen yet). She lets her kids (well her son, since her daughter`s too young) go as whatever they want for Halloween, which means her son went as a Disney princess this past Halloween. When I was a kid I liked dolls and play kitchens and things like that, but I also borrowed my brother`s toys all the time (like his power rangers and cars). I don`t see the issue with not forcing your kids into cultural norms and letting them play with whatever they want. Smart kid :o
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Male 213
Cute now, very annoying later in life....yap yap yap.
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Female 220
I agree with you Samsguanch, I even had a barbie doll in my son`s play room, left over from a family who stayed with us. I let him play with it as he wished. One day I watched him play and turns out he was making his buzz lightyear fight it and blow it up. I was like omg what a boy. When we go to the store the only thing he wants it cars, trains ect.. And his uncle ended up hiding the barbie doll lol.
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Male 7,774
she makes total sense
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Male 792
You know, I never raised my kids to have only boy or girl stuff (I have one of each). I remained entirely open with letting them play with the toys they wanted to. When they were infants, and incapable of voicing what they liked and disliked, I would try my best to keep things as gender-neutral as possible (blocks, stuffed animals, etc), and stay as far away from branding as I could.
One day, when my boy was 2, and my girl was 4, we went to a department store. There were stuffed chairs for the kids. My boy ran right up to the Spider-man chair, and my girl to the Dora chair.
And, even to this day, I don`t seek out girl-specific toys, or boy-specific toys...I get what they want to play with. My girl wants My Little Pony and dolls, and my boy wants superhero action figures.
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Male 25,416
Well she has a valid arguement :)
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Male 621
@5Cats: Why assume that the child was "brainwashed" by the parents? Do you really think children never have original ideas?

Honestly, I think it`s more like society tries to brainwash girls into liking the "pink stuff" and boys into not liking the "pink stuff". This kid is surprisingly insightful.
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Male 72
only has a 2 star rating? you people are morons! what a great vid
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Male 39,955

YEAH for boys who want princesses!!!
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Male 1,196
she sounds just like my Perspective on Gender Diversity professor.
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Male 2,419
why does her shirt have legs on it?
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Male 1,064
ah, she`ll be conditioned soon enough
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Male 40,772
Thanks @mandingo! And for the record, I frequently tell my kids at work (I`m a daycare worker) that pink is NOT a "girl colour". It`s just that lots of girls like pink. They also like BLUE right?
Plus I work with many kids whose parents are from India. There, Pink isn`t a "girl colour" at all!

As you say, the companys market to what the people want. More profit that way, eh?

And I`ve long been an advocate of left-handed people`s rights! Why make scissors that are NOT ambidexterous? It doesn`t cost a penny extra!
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Female 430
She is wearing an odd shirt.
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Male 192
@ 5Cats 101% agreement. And just for the record, there is no one holding a gun to the girls making them buy "pink stuff" or vice verca Grow up and buy whatever you want. it just happens that majority of the girls like "pink stuff" while the majority of boys dont. Companys market to the majority. I am a left handed person and you dont see me bitch about all the right handed stuff for sale. My son is a lefty and i have to pay extra for base ball gloves. That is just how it goes
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Female 1,803
Growing up, I mostly wanted toys that were considered "boy stuff". I got a race car set, softball mitt, roller skates, microscope, rocket-building kits and a chemistry set. But, I also got Barbies, an Easy Bake Oven, sewing machine and other "girl stuff". Guess my parents just paid attention and encouraged me to explore whatever I wanted. And no, I didn`t end up a lesbian by wanting boy toys. I ended up a straight chick with an engineering degree who doesn`t need a man to take care of her and will never be stuck in a bad relationship.
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Male 15,832
Gay. Not that there`s anything wrong with that...
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Male 40,772
Yet another child brainwashed by idiot parents in a vain quest for internet fame...
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Male 238
Future Feminist Studies major at a small liberal arts college somewhere in the Midwest.
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Male 20,917
Link: Precocious Kid Gets Pissy About How Toys Are Sold [Rate Link] - Boys get superhero stuff, girls get pink stuff. Welcome to the world, kid.
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