Cut it out! Stop telling kids what is for girls and what is for boys
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Cut it out! Stop telling kids what is for girls and what is for boys

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      R A

      Washington, DC

Children deserve to be able to grow up in a society that tells them they can do anything and be anything, no matter their gender.

But a month after Target sold t-shirts to raise money for Minnesotans to be able to marry whomever they desire - regardless of gender - I found two pairs of scissors in my local Target labeled "girl" (pink) and "boy" (blue) on the pricing tags. 

I then discovered that Target even breaks down toys into "boys' toys" and "girls' toys" -- where you'll only find pretend ironing boards and baking sets for girls. And you'll only find police, firefighter, and construction worker dress-up for boys. 

It's time for Target to tell children that it's okay for boys to like pink and for girls to like blue. Girls can like Batman, and boys can like to cook. If marriage can be genderless, so can toys and even scissors.

Cut it out, Target. Stop telling children what is okay for them to like, and let kids be kids.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Erik Murphy MESA, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      This is why I rarely shop at Target.

    • Emily Crane DENVER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Because targets adherence to popular gender binary assumptions is ridiculous and is attempting to separate children based on physical appearance when rather gender, though often assigned by society, should not be involved in the choice of scissors to buy (which target is using in an attempt to market two different types but are actually

      Telling children who they should be based on a label in a store and their anatomy.)

    • Sabrina Frang RIVERDALE, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Gender is a cultural construct, not a reality.

      • over 2 years ago

      ridiculous. this needs to be fixed.

    • Kristin Roman CLEARWATER, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      My son likes colors like pink and purple, he likes playhouse doll sets just as much as he likes Darth Vader action figures and Transformers... typically, a child has their gender identification naturally, without specific guiding from parents, even so, they should be able to make decisions on what they like and what they dislike based on their own personal likes and dislikes, not based on gender specific targeted items. You're only fueling a discomfort when you're pointing out that certain items are for girls or boys and therefore telling your child they shouldn't like these things based on their gender. If your daughter loves GI Joes, let her play with them and enjoy them!! If your son loves Dora Dolls, don't make him feel insecure about what he likes!!


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