Are children’s toys driving gender stereotypes?
“It’s disappointing to walk into a toy shop and be confronted with a wall of pink or a wall of blue. We think it limits children’s choice and their ability to conceive themselves as they grow and develop,” says Thea Hughes from Play Unlimited, a campaign aimed at ending gender specific toys. With Christmas rapidly approaching, are we only driving gender stereotypes when buying trucks for boys and dolls for girls? Reporter Isobelle Waller speaks with Play Unlimited and Vicki Harding, director of toy shop Flying Penguin.