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Precocious Kid Gets Pissy About How Toys Are Sold

Hits: 10891 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: Funny | Added by: fancylad
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Mister_C
Male, 18-29, Europe
 664 Posts
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 1:58:29 AM
Smart girl.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Monday, December 26, 2011 7:24:29 PM
@Anglion-Calling them "crawlers" makes me think of zombies.


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?

ledzeppeloyd
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2302 Posts
Monday, December 26, 2011 7:24:27 PM
wow a little girl figured out the corporate bullpoo

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Monday, December 26, 2011 7:22:17 PM
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.


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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Monday, December 26, 2011 7:17:51 PM
"That's* how engrained sexism is."

that's not sexism. That's just nature



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.

diylobotomy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1637 Posts
Monday, December 26, 2011 8:26:56 AM
@Anglion-Calling them "crawlers" makes me think of zombies.

skullgrin
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 895 Posts
Monday, December 26, 2011 7:39:05 AM
"That's* how engrained sexism is."

that's not sexism. That's just nature

pugsley
Male, 18-29, Asia
 20 Posts
Monday, December 26, 2011 7:38:59 AM
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?"

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Monday, December 26, 2011 3:06:09 AM
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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Monday, December 26, 2011 3:03:08 AM

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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Monday, December 26, 2011 3:03:02 AM
You know, I never raised my kids to have only boy or girl stuff

[..]

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.



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.

Snow_Crash
Female, 18-29, Canada
 213 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 10:16:11 PM
This kid is on the right track.

DixxyRarr
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2677 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 8:36:42 PM
I like her style. Get that girl a softball mit... she's gonna need it.

haveheart
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 410 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 6:28:56 PM
soo cute :)

s1cKs0uL
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 393 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 5:08:11 PM
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

LemonTarte
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1451 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 11:31:31 AM
She makes a great point! This girl is adorable.

Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 10:01:54 AM
"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...


Sock1122
Male, 18-29, Europe
 274 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 9:43:39 AM
smart kid

jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3240 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 9:35:41 AM
@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!

jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3240 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 9:32:57 AM
She is so awesome!!!

junkaroo
Male, 30-39, Australia
 232 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 9:03:05 AM
You go girl. Awesome lesbian of the future.

LillianDulci
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 8:13:26 AM
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

rebetikas
Male, 30-39, Australia
 216 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 6:27:12 AM
Cute now, very annoying later in life....yap yap yap.

ilurk
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 220 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 6:10:14 AM
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.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4188 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 4:44:40 AM
she makes total sense

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