Gender and Toys - Ryan Ingalls A39712690 Gender and Toys...

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Ryan Ingalls A39712690 Gender and Toys – CEP 260 When I got to the toy store, I started at the infant toy isle. I was walking through the isle, expecting to find some differences for gender related toys. To my surprise, I found a pretty uniform set of toys that was appealing to both genders. This was easy to find the reason for this, which is simply that at that infant age, kids cannot tell the difference between genders anyway, and a toy is a toy to them. It took me to about the toy for kid’s ages 3-4 until I really started to see some gender separation between toys. It started with the packaging of the toys. You could tell in the color of the package, whether it was supposed to be appealing to boys or girls. In boy packaging, you always see boys on the package, along with very masculine colors, mostly the black and reds. With the girls on the other hand, mostly have girls on the packaging, and have very feminine colors, such as pink and/or purple. I found both from the store and from prior
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course CEP 260 taught by Professor Oka during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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