In general, my only issue with pink toys is that the toy in question is normally VOMITED in an eye-assaulting pink. And this is from someone who likes pink and has 2 girls and a boy!! In general, we’ve tried to veer on the ‘neutral’ territory but, naturally, our oldest daughter is the princess obsessed, baby-loving, girly-girl type. Our youngest daughter is similar to her brother in that she loves playing with cars and trains. She uses the doll strollers to race around the house as fast as possible. Kids.
“I visited mega stores like Target and Walmart, where there are many girls wearing pink and boys wearing blue with their parents in front of pink toys and bluish items,” she wrote.
I kind of have the opposite problem of the OP. I have two nieces who I care for daily and it is hard for me to give them non girly toys because I live them! I don’t like pink, but I love dolls and my little ponies and basically the toys I loved as a kid. Mostly dolls for me! But I do realize that I want my nieces to be more well rounded! They have blocks and cars and non pink kitchen toys and potato heads. But they also have a ton of dolls and ponies. Because I had a large collection myself that they get to play with. But I never tell them things are only for girls or boys. I definitely encourage them to choose other colors besides pink all the time. They like the Barbie and princess dolls, but they have never liked baby dolls. We are going to try out Legos and see how they do.
"The Pink and Blue Projects were initiated by my five-year-old daughter, who loves the color pink so much that she wanted to wear only pink clothes and play with only pink toys and objects," says Yoon. At the time, Yoon was in graduate school at the School of the Visual Arts in New York, and she started noticing monochromatic kids' products everywhere.