A year go, the U.S. retailer announced that it would get rid of signs that label toys for girls and boys. The Disney Store also outlawed gender designations for its Halloween costumes, specifying instead that the get-ups are “for kids.” Amazon, meanwhile, has stopped sorting toys for kids by sex.
We had a long talk. A talk about doing things he wants to do because he likes doing them, and not doing things other people like just to make them happy. A talk about finding the things you love to do and sticking with them no matter what, even if most people consider it “girly.” I tried to stress the fact that there are no boy colors or girl colors, no toys just for girls and boys, but in the end he’s only five. I’m hoping he understood at least half of what I was trying to say.