Hasbro: We Will Make Gender-Neutral Easy Bake Oven

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  1. Prof.
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    Happy thread time!!!

    I love progress. :D

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  2. Josh125, Dec 18, 2012
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    I imagine every generation has a way to challenge gender roles. This one has the gender neutral easy bake oven. Any bets on how long it Hasbro to realize a decline in sales and switch it back?
     
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    Ok, now come up with a name for the boy's edition.
     
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    So do I.

    Congratulations Hasbro.

    I hope they find a receptive market and sell many ovens to new customers.
     
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    Arn't those ovens fire hazards?
     
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    If they were, it's hard to imagine they'd be able to sell them.
     
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    Could be worse. Meanwhile, in Sweden...

    "training and guidance" sounds really creepy.
     
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    That'd probably sell more boy's ovens than anything. DANGER COOKIES!
     
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    After watching "Breaking Bad" all I thought was kids making a Meth Lab in the bedrooms.:eek:
     
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    for like 50 years.
     
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    If my parents got me an easy bake instead of a Nintendo I would have hated them. :eek:
     
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    Aren't these the toys that will be useless in a few years when no one can buy old fashioned light bulbs anymore? Freakin' Obama.
     
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    Ha! I completely forgot about that! I'm sure there will be certain exceptions.
     
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    Damn that Muslim-Kenyan for signing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. :rolleyes:
     
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    What next gender neutral barbie action figures?
     
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    Man, I was SO jealous when I was a kid and my sister got to make cake all the time. :D
     
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    My bad. I forget if you don't put a smiley guy rolling his eyes, people don't get sarcasm.
     
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    Good idea IMO. I know more men that like to cook than women, this is actually a potentially popular toy for boys, and it was a bad idea for Hasbro to try to force baking on girls and exclude boys.
     
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    What I always find amusing about this is that up until the early to mid twentieth century pink was actually a masculine color. This leads to the bigger point that our perceptions of what is feminine and what is masculine is mostly just cultural.
     
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    I'm afraid that joke is obsolete since, as of 2011, Easy Bake Ovens now use a dedicated heating element rather than a light bulb.
     
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    That link is just so silly. In Hasbro's case they're trying something to see if they sell more toys. If sales go up, they did the right thing.
     
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    very true, it's just current marketing

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wearing-Pink.html?c=y&page=1
     
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    As a California state employee, I've received numerous rounds of "training and guidance" when it comes to not discriminating against people because of their gender, sexual preference, age, religion and other personal issues.

    I can assure you, there's nothing creepy about learning to think beyond pat stereotypes.
     

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