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Girls' Toys

The LEGO Gender Divide

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 08.01.2016 | Parents
Supriya Kelkar

Treat boys and girls as equals, because they are. Help more kids create LEGO worlds where a man can be dressed in pink and purple and a woman can be a construction worker. You know, like in real-life.

Super Bowl Promotes Female Entrepreneurs On TV's Biggest Stage

Sandy Marshall | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Sandy Marshall

In a sea of some of the year's best commercials created by some of the world's biggest brands (almost all led by men), GoldieBlox was founded and is run by a female entrepreneur. And the ad was voted in by a popular vote.

This Is What You Get When Toy Companies Think Girls Need Glitter To Love Science

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

How To Tell If A Toy Is For Boys Or Girls In One Easy Step

Posted 12.02.2013 | Parents

It's time to resolve the unending but inexplicable confusion over whether girls and boys can play with the same products. Before you head out to shop ...

Hey, Toys 'R' Us, Stop Thrusting Gender Roles on My Kids!

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

The girls' section was a pink bubble. The themes: fashion, cooking and cleaning. The promotional words on the packages were fun and frivolous. In contrast, the toys meant for boys communicated leadership, command, speed, agility, skill, might and success. I got the message then and there.

Green vs. Pink

Kara Gebhart Uhl | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Kara Gebhart Uhl

A few weeks ago Sophie and my mom were talking about Sophie's scooter, the one big gift she wanted for Christmas. She told my mom how much she liked riding it but added, "I don't know why he got me a green one, though, when I asked for pink."

Is Sweden 'Trying To Banish Gender'?

Posted 04.13.2012 | Parents

Even in 2012, it's a big deal that a young boy dressed up as Spiderman poses with a toy baby carriage in a Swedish catalogue. It's notable that a girl...

Does Barbie Have A 'Secret' To Share?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Though the "Earring Magic" scandal is now long behind him, Barbie's boyfriend just can't seem to escape constant speculation about his true "sexual or...

The 14 WORST Toys For Girls (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Congratulations, it's a girl! Get ready for pink, rhinestones and a plethora of gender-affirming toys. From cleaning trolleys to Bratz babies, we fo...