If you’ve ever uttered the phrase “boys will be boys” at any point in your life, my latest article “Why Your Kids Need Gender Neutral Toys” is for you. I dug into the research behind whether there’s any merit to the criticism of gendering toys and gendered toy marketing and discovered it’s more complicated than I imagined.
From nature versus nurture to the proliferation of gender stereotypes to views on gender roles, there are so many factors that impact both sides of this debate. Some believe that biology dictates toy and color preferences, while others believe biology is only one factor that contributes to a child’s masculine and feminine characteristics.
Read on to find out more about the two sides of this debate, then let me know in the comments where you fall on the pink and blue line.