Paul Dini is the creator and writer behind the Cartoon Network show Tower Prep, which was cancelled in 2011 after one season. Now Dini has revealed that he's fairly certain it got cut was because he wasn't doing enough to make the show appealing to boys.
I hope you're ready to be blown away, because everything about this video has got it all: a hearty rejection of princess dogma, children scream-singing about female empowerment, a giant Rube Goldberg machine...
Lego is universally beloved because it's a toy that's fun and surreptitiously educational. Instead of just allowing kids to reenact scenes from superhero movies or shoot their sister with a foam dart, Lego bricks let children develop their motor skills, solve problems, and use their imaginations to create anything…
A UK toy store has eliminated its girls' and boys' toys sections, instead grouping toys by category. A blogger has claimed this decision as a victory, but the store says it's just responding to customer confusion.
Even when they have less parts, and even when the toys are supposedly gender-neutral, the "girl version" can cost more than the "boy version" — especially at Fisher Price. Is pink plastic really that pricey?
A recent New York Times column lamented the lack of female superheroes for girls to emulate. But in the 1980s girls did have a superheroine: She-Ra, who, despite living in a pink castle and not wearing pants, was refreshingly robust.