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Old 08-04-2013, 12:27 AM
 
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Since when does this notion exist?? My mother bought my son a kitchen play set. My son is 2.5. He loves to watch me cook, so she bought him the play set to have more imaginative play. Its not even a "pink" play set, its completely gender neutral and even has a grill on the back. Yet, once I posted about how my son loved grandma's gift (on facebook), a family member accused of emasculating my son.

I'm still in shock. How can a 2.5 year old be emasculated by a toy? I stated those words, and he accused me of going "Dr Phil" on him. He told me to "get that boy a football". Seriously? Do people think like this? When my mother pointed out it had a grill on it, he said "good, saw the kitchen half off and just give him the grill".

Last I checked, most chefs are men anyway.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Texas
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There is no such thing.

Just morons who think there are.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:47 AM
 
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You can't turn anyone gay. I mean yeah I guess if you end up in jail and turn into someone's you-know-what but that doesn't mean you've "turned gay".

Anyway, ignore your family member. He still thinks it's 1950s. It's people like him that made Lego have "pink toys" for girls. I mean really, are Legos *only* for boys that they have to make pink ones exclusively for girls? I think not.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:50 AM
 
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Yeah, I removed the family member from facebook... just.. shocking that people think a specific toy will turn a TODDLER gay. Last I checked, toddlers dont even possess those kind of feelings!

One less person to send a card at christmas
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:00 AM
 
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I currently work in a kitchen that employs all men, zero women. Most professional kitchens are like this.

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Old 08-04-2013, 01:18 AM
 
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People are born gay or not, you aren't going to "turn someone gay". I have 3 sons and when they were toddlers they all played with fake food and a cook set/kitchen. They played with it 2-3 years and then grew out of it. I think it is healthy for boys and girls to play with each others toys.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I think it is healthy for boys and girls to play with each others toys.
I do too. My daughter loves her toy cars! That doesn't make her a boy.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:12 AM
 
Location: The Brat Stop
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Default Toys turning kids gay?

Yeah, well, I played and slept with my dolly until I was 25, my aunt put me in a dress when I was 6 y.o., and took pictures, good thing facebook and twitter weren't around then.


My dad got me a toy fire truck when I was 8 y.o., and I filled it with dirt, grass and weeds.

I've come along way since then, how do I look in my new outfit baking muffins in my kitchen? These heels a killing my feet.

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Old 08-04-2013, 05:17 AM
 
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Oh lord..... Ask your friend which one of his toys was the one responsible for making him hetero.
Then, utilize the BLOCK button pronto.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:50 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Since when does this notion exist?? My mother bought my son a kitchen play set. My son is 2.5. He loves to watch me cook, so she bought him the play set to have more imaginative play. Its not even a "pink" play set, its completely gender neutral and even has a grill on the back. Yet, once I posted about how my son loved grandma's gift (on facebook), a family member accused of emasculating my son.

I'm still in shock. How can a 2.5 year old be emasculated by a toy? I stated those words, and he accused me of going "Dr Phil" on him. He told me to "get that boy a football". Seriously? Do people think like this? When my mother pointed out it had a grill on it, he said "good, saw the kitchen half off and just give him the grill".

Last I checked, most chefs are men anyway.

It does not exist for me. Haven't heard of it in many years.

What I have found disturbing is that toys are far more gendered than they were when I grew up. I am glad that you found a normal kitchen that your son enjoys playing with that is not made in shocking pink plastic. Uggh.

In recent years it's difficult to buy a bicycle for a girl that is not hot pinl with glitter and some how related to Barbie or the Disney Princesses.
Boys toys are generally connected to a Super Hero.

I've never liked the idea of my children being used as advertising vehicles for Matel or Disney.

Good for you for buying your son a practical and educational toy that he is enjoying. My guess is that in life any child - male or female, will spend way more time in a kitchen than they will on a football field - or in a Princess castle.

BTW tell your relative that "emasculate" and "Gay" are not synonymous. There are many masculine Gay men. You can't take away your son's gender - or his inborn sexual identity by giving him a toy kitchen.

Such nonsense!
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