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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 19:36 PM   11
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What i reaaaaaly hate is not so much the clothes or hair but the toys!! My niece was showing me her Lego friends the other day.... for the age range it is not nearly as hard as the boys!! Come on Lego, girls can do it too??? I certainly will NEVER be buying my daughter the rubbish.
Yeah, we've been sticking to regular Lego. I haven't actually looked close enough to know that the Lego Friends is easier. It doesn't surprise me though.



 
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Old Nov 13th, 2017, 00:48 AM   12
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Luckily I live in a really cool area. Don't come across that kind of ignorance too often. But when I do, I try to remain calm, and point out how this is all about money. Literally. Toys never used to be separated into "for boys" or "for girls". Then manufacturers decided they could make more money if they segregated things so parents felt they had to buy different toys for their sons and daughters, rather than having them share.

AND, it used to be pink for boys. Blue for girls!

It's so ridiculous. Drives me crazy. I go to order a Wonder Woman book for my son and in it's description it will say something like: " great book for young girls". Like my son can't enjoy WW? Ugh. And I make a point to buy such books for him because I want him surrounded by strong female characters (not just male). So he grows up respecting girls/women as fellow human beings.

And to those making rude comments about boys having long hair and such, I'd ask them if they'd ever opened up a history book. The tights and powdered wigs look was especially "manly".



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Old Nov 16th, 2017, 12:30 PM   13
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What i reaaaaaly hate is not so much the clothes or hair but the toys!! My niece was showing me her Lego friends the other day.... for the age range it is not nearly as hard as the boys!! Come on Lego, girls can do it too??? I certainly will NEVER be buying my daughter the rubbish.
Yeah, we've been sticking to regular Lego. I haven't actually looked close enough to know that the Lego Friends is easier. It doesn't surprise me though.
I buy and sell Lego for a living, to.me ALL Lego sets are about the same difficulty unless it is a complex technical set.

The Lego friends parts are popular with the men!



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2017, 23:44 PM   14
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People are stupid sometimes. Or ignorant. Whatever the case may be, itís their problems and their insecurities.
Exactly this! I have one of each and let them wear , play with whatever they want.



 
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Old Nov 26th, 2017, 06:02 AM   15
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I have two teen daughters and three younger boys (5 and 1 year old twins), and I definitely find that the boys are under more pressure to conform than the girls were.

I don't make a big deal of gender (we have a mix of Lego and Lego Friends), and they've all played with a mix of toys. It angers me that toys are marketed "boy" and "girl" in the first place. My boys inherited their sisters' dolls AND their soldiers.

When my oldest son started pre-school first he started to make "that's for girls" comments, and that drove his older sisters nuts. Now that a few years have passed he loves dinosaurs and the colour pink.

When my oldest daughter was 3, I picked her up from pre-school to find her sitting at a table all alone. She was the only girl in the class (small school -- 5 boys and her), and they had the boys at one table making Batman masks and her all alone making a princess mask. I've never been angrier in my life.

She's in college now, the only girl in her Animation and Game Design class. She specialises in drawing superheroes.



 
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