Toys Will Be Toys! Amazon Ditches 'Boys' and 'Girls' as Toy Categories


Amazon has dumped “Boys” and “Girls” from its top-level categorization options for Toys & Games, reports BoingBoing. (Kottke pointed out that the categories do exist deeper down into the categories, but that “it’s a nice first step.”) Amazon has, in their own subtle way, announced to the world that boys and girls can play with whatever toys they please, and that’s pretty cool. After all, a Barbie is not “for girls,” it is for any child with an imagination. The same goes for G.I. Joes and Ninja Turtles. (Are those still popular??)

Just look at the best-selling toy in the “Action Figures” category. How in the world could someone prevent a child from playing with Groot just because they think it’s meant for one gender and one gender only?

Boys are not Groot. Girls are not Groot. We are Groot.

Image via Amazon.

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