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Girls with guns, not dolls, in ‘gender neutral' toy shop
heraldsun ^ | 11.24.2012 | staff

Posted on 11/24/2012 4:35:14 PM PST by Morgana

SWEDEN'S largest toy chain "gender neutral" after picturing boys holding baby dolls and banishing girls from the dolls pages of its Christmas catalogue. Digital Pass - $5 weekend papers

"For several years, we have found that the gender debate has grown so strong in the Swedish market that we ... have had to adjust," Jan Nyberg, director of sales at Top Toy, franchise-holder for US toy chain Toys R Us, said.

The country's advertising watchdog reprimanded the company for gender discrimination three years ago following complaints over outdated gender roles in the 2008 Christmas catalogue, which featured boys dressed as superheroes and girls playing princess.

A comparison between this year's Toys R Us catalogues in Sweden and Denmark, where Top Toy is also the franchisee, showed that a boy wielding a toy machine gun in the Danish edition had been replaced by a girl in Sweden.

Elsewhere, a girl was Photoshopped out of the "Hello Kitty" page, a girl holding a baby doll was replaced by a boy, and, in sister chain BR's catalogue, a young girl's pink T-shirt was turned light blue.

Top Toy, Sweden's largest toy retailer by number of stores, said it had received "training and guidance" from the Swedish advertising watchdog, which is a self-regulatory agency.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldsun.com.au ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: barf; homosexualagenda; queerstuff
Only doll I want my son holding is G.I. Joe!
1 posted on 11/24/2012 4:35:19 PM PST by Morgana
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To: wagglebee; Chode; little jeremiah; Salvation; NYer

I want my Barbie Doll ping.


2 posted on 11/24/2012 4:38:20 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana; Zionist Conspirator

What do you think of That Sweden?


3 posted on 11/24/2012 4:40:51 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Morgana
Give a doll to a boy and, left to his own devices, he will point it at someone and say "bang!" This infantile social re-engineering going on, in Sweden espcially, will be totally futile in the long run.

A testimony to the folly of leftwing androgyne metrosexuals.

4 posted on 11/24/2012 4:41:30 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Morgana

More insanity.

Look at how intolerant they are of anything NORMAL


5 posted on 11/24/2012 4:42:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: KC_Lion

SWEET!


6 posted on 11/24/2012 4:45:33 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

A GIRL was holding a toy machine gun? More interestingly, why is it that BOYS were pictured holding a toy machine gun? Isn’t that altogether forbidden?

Boys are not even allowed to point their forefingers “pistol style” and say “bang, bang, you’re dead!” any more.

That makes up a large part of what it is to be ten years old.


7 posted on 11/24/2012 4:45:42 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Morgana

What? No Chuck Norris?


8 posted on 11/24/2012 4:50:05 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Morgana

The Muslims will be laughing as they line them up for beheadings!


9 posted on 11/24/2012 4:52:18 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Morgana

It’s funny how hardwired gender behavior is. My five year old daughter asked me to play with her and her toy dinosaurs. “OK, the dinosaurs are going to have a war” I said.
“No Daddy, the dinosaurs are going to have a wedding” she said.


10 posted on 11/24/2012 5:05:41 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Morgana
nothing wrong with that...

11 posted on 11/24/2012 5:20:02 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana

Only libtards believe that girls playing princess and boys playing with guns and trucks are outdated gender stereotypes. this is how it naturally is for almost all boys and girls.

as i have said before, libtards are perpetually unhappy and unable to be appeased because the root of their liberalness is that they are unhappy with the natural order of things, and they are in rebellion against all things natural.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 5:26:24 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: KC_Lion

ruger 10/22 can get a pink stock for it.


13 posted on 11/24/2012 5:28:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: KC_Lion

Is that Hello Kitty AR for real? My daughter would love one. She is a shooter for real and loves her camo but would love a cool toy like that.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 5:30:13 PM PST by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: Morgana

We got studio pictures when our daughter was one year old and my wife insisted in buying all the shots so it was kind of expensive.

Recently our little girl turned three and my wife insisted on more studio pictures, so I said OK but don’t order all the pictures again. Of course she did.

I emailed a dozen places hoping to make some money back and last week Spiele Max (a big toy store chain) contacted us to hire our daughter for their next catalogue. :)


15 posted on 11/24/2012 5:54:22 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: pennyfarmer; Secret Agent Man
You bet its real!

Sadly I don't know were to get one though, my daughters would love a .22 in My Little Pony.


16 posted on 11/24/2012 6:11:14 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Actually that is the “Goodbye Kitty” edition. (^;


17 posted on 11/24/2012 6:22:00 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: KC_Lion

But can you reassemble it under 15 seconds, soldier?!


18 posted on 11/24/2012 6:48:14 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
"But can you reassemble it under 15 seconds, soldier?!"

Actually it's Airman, But yes I can.

19 posted on 11/24/2012 7:08:08 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Apologies. Just quoting some otherwise long-forgotten movie or something.


20 posted on 11/24/2012 7:36:38 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: KC_Lion
Kalashnikitty rules them all.


21 posted on 11/24/2012 7:40:03 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Ah Shucks, I fit in the Military like its one of dem 'round pegs. You just make your bed real neat and remember to stand up straight.


22 posted on 11/24/2012 8:03:56 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: pennyfarmer

You can paint that AR with Duracoat epoxy paint.
http://www.duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/
Then make waterslide decal with decal paper you can use in an inkjet printer. Place it on the stock and paint over it with a clear coat of Duracoat paint.


23 posted on 11/24/2012 8:36:03 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Morgana

As a little girl, I had more than my share of cap pistols, all of them very realistic. Had dolls and stuffed toys too. Neither one hurt me a bit. But forcing parents and kids on the subject is different!


24 posted on 11/24/2012 9:41:44 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbitll)
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To: Morgana
Local Mississippi girls getting ready for the dove field.Photobucket
25 posted on 11/25/2012 5:31:03 AM PST by Hotmetal (Home from the sandbox.)
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