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NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys (barphalert)
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 7, 2012 3:36 PM ET | Michelle R. Smith

Posted on 12/12/2012 6:58:52 PM PST by Olog-hai

Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to her disappointment that it comes only in girly pink and purple, with girls—and only girls—on the box and in the commercials.

So the eighth-grader from Garfield, N.J., started an online petition asking Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral colors and feature boys on the package.

By Friday, 13-year-old McKenna Pope’s petition had garnered more than 30,000 signatures in a little more than a week.

And celebrity chef Bobby Flay, who owned an Easy-Bake Oven as a boy, is among those weighing in on her side. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: easybakeoven; genderneutral; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia
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1 posted on 12/12/2012 6:58:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t understand the barfalert. So guys shouldn’t cook? I suppose they should just hit something over the head, drag it past the fire and eat it raw?


2 posted on 12/12/2012 7:02:06 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Olog-hai

Horse dung.

What difference does it make what color it is?

Toss the Easy Bake in the trash and teach the kid to cook on a real stove.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 7:03:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: newheart

It’s not a reference to the oven itself, but to the endless search for so-called “gender-neutral” everything. I learned how to cook a full Irish breakfast before I was six years old after all . . .


4 posted on 12/12/2012 7:03:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Venturer

Teach ‘em on an open flame. Nothing like meat cooked in that fashion . . .


5 posted on 12/12/2012 7:05:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I am male. I'm a culinary professional. You have a barf for that?

Petitioning the manufacturer, instead of suing is the right way.

/johnny

6 posted on 12/12/2012 7:05:35 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai

Why doesn’t mommy cook with both of them in their real kitchen? That’s what this mommy does with my four year old son and 14 month old daughter. The bigger the mess the more the fun!


7 posted on 12/12/2012 7:06:13 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Did you happen to notice the words “gender neutral” in the body of the article . . . ?

And I may be no professional, but I learned on the real thing in my youth, both with electric and gas stoves.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 7:07:28 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I learned how to cook a full Irish breakfast before I was six years old after all . . .

Bushmills it not just for breakfast anymore.

9 posted on 12/12/2012 7:09:40 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: razorback-bert

Is this the Irish version of Ke$sha, LOL


10 posted on 12/12/2012 7:11:06 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Olog-hai
It should be gender neutral. Heck, if Hasbro changed the colors and used Bobby Flay as a sales flack, they might sell more of them.

I applaud the sales of AR-15 style firearms in pink, so they appeal to girls, why wouldn't I be happy if Hasbro made an Easy-bake in OD green? I might buy one for the grandsons.

/johnny

11 posted on 12/12/2012 7:12:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai

It appeals to me. I want to stick this kid’s head in one.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 7:13:12 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: razorback-bert
Bushmills it not just for breakfast anymore.

But it does pretty good if you can't get a real Tennessee breakfast.

/johnny

13 posted on 12/12/2012 7:14:12 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai

Only when girls want the Red Ryder bb gun.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 7:14:28 PM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Olog-hai

How are they going to keep making these ovens anyway? Don’t they use an incandescent lightbulb to cook the food?


15 posted on 12/12/2012 7:15:09 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: razorback-bert
Jameson is usually the preferred one for Dubliners, what with it having been the local one originally (before they became a big conglomerate). One of my relatives prefers Paddy, though (Cork brand).

I was able to cook most of this at a young age. Only preferred the bacon and sausage at the time, because that was all my stomach could handle . . .


16 posted on 12/12/2012 7:16:02 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Teach the kid to use a real oven, good lord, people have way to much time on their hands.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 7:16:14 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Olog-hai; All
"NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven
to appeal to boys"


18 posted on 12/12/2012 7:19:24 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: JRandomFreeper
Don’t know about anyone else, but this kind of stuff is what sets my teeth on edge in regards to the phrase “gender neutral” nowadays, since the phrase is deliberately associated with same. If that had been left out of the notion of marketing the Easy-Bake Oven to boys, then I doubt I would have had reacted negatively . . .
19 posted on 12/12/2012 7:20:08 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

We don’t have to cook. We marry the cook, dishwasher, coffeemaker, Roomba.

BBQ and fishing is what we do best.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 7:20:58 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Olog-hai

If you have an old one then I believe that used a 100 watt light bulb for heat. Now banned.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 7:29:38 PM PST by Revel
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To: Venturer
My daughter always wanted one because the neighbor had one. She never got one. So when she had her little girl, she bought one.

In the meantime, her younger son was already baking cakes in the real oven.

Easy bake oven was just plain stupid. My daughter learned. Doubt if her granddaughter will ever get one.

22 posted on 12/12/2012 7:33:40 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai
Of course it should be gender-neutral. That way little boys won't be embarrassed when they open the package, take the oven out to the back yard, fill it with firecrackers, and blow it over the neighbor's fence.

Not that I would ever have done such a thing.

You have no evidence.

Officer.

23 posted on 12/12/2012 7:33:53 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Revel

My son wanted one when he was four to make cookies. He learned a real oven an seven.

He can cook anything, but generally he cooks the meat and the wife cooks the rest.

I thought it was just stainless steel or yellow, some neutral color. Cannot recall now.

He would not have cared. What four year old does?


24 posted on 12/12/2012 7:35:51 PM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: razorback-bert; Olog-hai

Bushmills it not just for breakfast anymore.

________________

I think you have to have a handful of oatmeal with it to qualify as breakfast.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 7:39:09 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Sacajaweau

My wife teach’s all of our Grandkids to cook cookies in a real oven.

The secret is in the batter, rolling it out, and cutting the cookies, The oven is superfluous.


26 posted on 12/12/2012 7:42:06 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai
So the eighth-grader from Garfield, N.J., started an online petition asking Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral colors

What are "gender-neutral" colors?

27 posted on 12/12/2012 7:42:57 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

In the context of the article, colors that are not “girly pink and purple” or presumed otherwise “girly” (their description).


28 posted on 12/12/2012 7:44:31 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It’s one way I suppose, a little hard to bake that way though.


29 posted on 12/12/2012 7:44:31 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

It appealed to my youngest son. He wanted me to buy one for my oldest granddaughter (4 years younger than youngest son) so she would cook things for him to et :-)

seriously - mean and women should be able to cook a good home-made meal. Taught all my boys how to cook - it’s a basic survival skill


30 posted on 12/12/2012 7:53:24 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Your breakfast looks pretty good - except for those black things on the front of the plate.

What is that?


31 posted on 12/12/2012 7:57:39 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Olog-hai

It will appeal to boys just fine if they can cook bugs and spiders to death in it. :)


32 posted on 12/12/2012 8:00:31 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Olog-hai

Other than the “gender-neutral” phrase, the article has a fair amount of merit. The advantage of the toy oven is that you don’t have to have an adult around to use it. Yes, cooking with the real thing is fun, and you do get a much wider range of dishes, but you *have* to have an adult around when the child chef is only 4 or 5. I learned on an ancient Glenwood gas stove, where the oven was lit by dropping a lit match into a hole where the burners were and turning on the gas, and the cooktop burners had to be lit with a welding striker; Mom or Dad was always around to handle that when I was small.

Yes, electric or modern gas cooking is a lot safer now, but you still can’t let a 4-year-old run one unsupervised, and that’s where the EZ-Bake comes in. The kid can “cook” on their own for fun, doing the basic things, and still do more complex stuff with a grown-up’s help.


34 posted on 12/12/2012 8:01:56 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Olog-hai

When I was a kid my little sister got an easy bake oven. I think my brothers and I cooked up half the stuff. I can still remember the taste of that stuff.

They were fun and it’s a good toy.

Sure, have little kids try and cook stuff over a real stove or oven and scar them up for life...


35 posted on 12/12/2012 8:06:09 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: Olog-hai

He sort of makes a point. It used to be that toys were mini adult things and were made to look like it. Why shouldn’t toy stoves come in stove colors?


36 posted on 12/12/2012 8:06:32 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Olog-hai

You have to teach the boy how to cure Duracoat somehow. Easy bake oven just might work.


37 posted on 12/12/2012 8:08:09 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: Venturer
You're absolutely right. Baking is organization....reading directions, measuring, mixing, timing....It's really quite an adventure for young ones.

AND THERE'S A REWARD AT THE END !!!

38 posted on 12/12/2012 8:20:18 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

Buy the kid a real cast iron dutch oven so he can learn to cook like a man!
He can make stew, roasts, soups, biscuits, and he can turn the lid upside down on the fire and use the inside to cook bacon and eggs!


39 posted on 12/12/2012 8:22:28 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: Venturer
Like this?

40 posted on 12/12/2012 8:27:55 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Olog-hai

The freaks think they’ll “domesticate” young males; instead they are just guaranteeing that they won’t even cohabitate anymore (they won’t need to).

Marriage is basically off the table already.


41 posted on 12/12/2012 8:33:28 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t really see the problem with this. Many boys grow up to be bakers and chefs. Look at the popularity of a show like Cake Boss. Boys like treats like cakes, brownies, and cookies as much as girls do. There’s nothing wrong with making an Easy Bake oven in a color like blue or red for boys. Some of the cookware supplies could come in fun shapes like cars and dinosaurs.


42 posted on 12/12/2012 8:53:24 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Olog-hai

Power to the peevish!!!


43 posted on 12/12/2012 8:54:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Pinkbell

I think we should leave those decisions to the company not a stupid politically motivated online petition.

They can start their own company and do it


44 posted on 12/12/2012 8:55:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: KosmicKitty
Your breakfast looks pretty good - except for those black things on the front of the plate. What is that?

What came out of the Easy Bake oven. ;)

45 posted on 12/12/2012 8:56:38 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Venturer
Toss the Easy Bake in the trash and teach the kid to cook on a real stove.

Beat me to it. I had mine using a real kitchen knife at 3, was flipping crepes at 5 and was able to put out entire the Thanksgiving spread at 12 the year I was too sick to get out of bed.

46 posted on 12/12/2012 9:01:29 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Olog-hai

What’s a ‘barphalert’?

I’m just messin’ with you. :)


47 posted on 12/12/2012 9:02:54 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: boop

I think so. I saw one at Walmart the other day.

I didn’t have an Easy-Bake oven but I had a Lite-Brite. That was fun.


48 posted on 12/12/2012 9:05:05 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: musicman

LOL!!


49 posted on 12/12/2012 9:06:17 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I actually drank two beers the other day! I didn’t think I could do it.


50 posted on 12/12/2012 9:07:28 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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