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The board game Operation by toymaker Hasbro is displayed at a toy store on April 14, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Parents Struggling To Find Gender-Neutral Toys For Holidays

A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate. Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play — science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example — can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.

12/21/2012

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