Geez, Target! Change a few signs in your store and you blow up the whole entire Internet! In the past, we’ve discussed our issues with labeling girls toys vs. boys toys, as opposed to just calling them, oh…you know. BLOCKS. And DOLLS. Well, apparently Target has been listening to our podcast (ha) because when they revealed their plans to remove gender-based signs from Target stores, the bigger surprise was some of the negative response.
Aw, Internet Outrage. You’re so entertaining.
Catch our thoughts on the oddly controversial news, plus more fun chat on this week’s SPAWNED with Kristen and Liz. You’ll feel like you’re hanging out right here around the kitchen table, with us. (Or hiding in the aisles of Target behind the jock straps, giggling like pre-teens.)
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Links from SPAWNED Episode 11:
“First they come for our guns, then our tutus!”
A list of bizarre and crazy holidays we’re laughing about. In other words, your time suck of the week.
In Episode 5, we talked about girls toys vs. boys toys
Target’s post on A Bullseye View to remove gender-based signs from Target stores.
We even experienced minor outrage about our recent feature on Lot801’s gender-neutral clothes for kids
Turns out, this whole pink and blue thing is all about marketing. Read this history of dressing babies in either pink or blue and one of Liz’s favorite books about marketing to girls, Cinderella Ate my Daughter by Peggy Orenstein.
Kristen’s Cool Pick of the Week: A very cool instant camera
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