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Why are children's commercial entities trying to unsex boys?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Jonathan Bailey, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Jonathan Bailey

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    There is a big toy outfit, Mattel, I think, that has a line of dolls and other things called American Girl. They never thought to have any line of male toys and stuff named American Boy, oddly.

    I wonder why.

    Why is being born with manhood anatomy so hated, so "evil" these days?

    Is women's lib trying to "get even" with us fellows?
     
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    Umm Mattel have been making boy dolls for generations. Ever hear of Ken?
    I’ll grant you that the company mostly market their toys towards girls. Especially the Barbie lines. But that’s merely societal pressures. Pressures that have shaped such marketing literally since the advent of toys.

    Hell on the AmericanGirl website there are literally dolls made for boys, so even that is clearly changing

    Boy Dolls & Baby Boy Dolls | American Girl

    No one is stopping boys from playing with dolls if that is what they wish. Well no one with progressive values anyway.
    Hell the pattycake company make unisex dolls, proclaiming there’s not a difference between girl’s and boy’s dolls.

    Best Boy Dolls and Dolls for Boys
     
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    No, I would like to see traditional MALE toys offered under a trademark called "American Boy" since there exists already a line of traditional female stuff called "American Girl". Don't boys in this country need to be included under the patriotic badge of "American"? Over half of the babies born in America are male after all.

    Traditional boy stuff would be soldiers, jet planes, spaceships, carpenters tools, trucks, guns, chemistry sets and whatnot.

    If I were rich, I would promote such an American Boy brand myself. Being poor, I'm powerless over our commercial cultural influences. I can only type on forums for free. I would contact Mattel about this but I don't feel like paying for postage and stationery since their site only provides a mailing address but no email address.

    The male sex is totally deprived of everything. It makes me very mad. I want justice.
     
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    :rolleyes: As the parent of a 13 year old girl, let me assure you there's a lot more stuff out there for boys than girls. When's the last time you actually went into a toyshop or kid's clothing section? Or is this just another "woe is me! I'm so hard done by, why doesn't everything and everyone cater to me personally!" threads?
     
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    What exactly is the male sex deprived of?
    There are entire franchises dedicated to male interests. Companies have made several fortunes catering to male audiences exclusively.

    So Mattel (known internationally for selling Barbie dolls to girls for the last 50 odd years) has a line called American Girl. So freaking what? Does that magically cancel out the merch from Transformers, Superman, Batman, Michael Jordan, Basketball, Football, Soldiers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dragonball (various iterations) He Man, Thundercats etc etc that is almost always catered towards a male demographic?

    Let females have something for them, which as I already pointed out already sells boys toys anyway. Or are you really that petty that literally everything has to be catered for you?

    To be perfectly frank, You’re coming across as a whiny spoilt brat.
     
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    Indeed!
     
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    Bring back the Un-American activities committee I say. Macarthy and Trump would get on like a house on fire.
     
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    I am disheartened because the word BOY itself is grossly underused commercially while the word GIRL is shoved in my face constantly.
     
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    Nonsense.
     
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    You are Catholic?

    Even Mother Angelica (American celebrity Catholic nun now deceased) hated the notion of women priests though she used the term "atar girl" (if such animal exists) in one of her programs on the radio.
     
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    I think you’ve got it the wrong way around and the “women’s lib” would also object to the “American Girl” line.

    The reason there isn’t an “American Boy” line is that men and boys are defined by things like the job they do or other specific characteristics, hence most of their toys are focused on specific elements rather than just being male. Women and girls get defined by simply being female, centred around appearance, clothes and having babies so a lot of their toys are more often just about being generically “female”.
     
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    You make it sound like FEMALENESS is more important than MALENESS. God, according the the bible, created MAN and WOMAN. Not IT and WOMAN. In the first grade, 1970, boys in my school prided themselves in their maleness, their manhood parts. Certainly the peacock's plumage and the lion's mane draws a lot of maleness attention to those animals.
     
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    What the heck are you talking about? Who mentioned "women priests", and what do they have to do with boy targeted toys? You're all over the place dude.
     
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