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With a precarious economy, terror on the rise and an increasingly polarized country, the Obama administration got busy figuring out ways to stick its intrusive nose in the toy industry.
The White House hosted a summit on Thursday focused on blowing apart gender stereotyping when it comes to playthings for little boys and girls.
Obama’s wing-woman Valerie Jarrett was at the forefront cozying up to the LGBT community that is up in arms after North Carolina passed a law barring individuals from being able to decide which public bathroom they can use based on gender identity.
Mulling over possible legal action against the state, Jarrett reportedly demanded an end to “gender biases” in toys and media while the White House vowed to take aim at “gender stereotypes.”
Great event on breaking down gender stereotypes in toys today. Children should play, learn & imagine w/out limits https://t.co/GWjPSqJGHV
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) April 6, 2016
Valerie Jarrett Demands End to ‘Gender Biases’ in Media and Toys https://t.co/ErgxX9xOUM
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 7, 2016
Nevermind that toy makers have already begun to expand the market. Legos for girls, pink bow and arrows, and more “manly” play kitchen sets have been gracing toy shelves for years and are doing quite well.
But, we can’t leave it up to the free market to decide. The White House smelled a divisive issue and showed up to exploit it.
The White House takes aim at toys that perpetuate gender stereotypes https://t.co/Bd3AX1JYTC
— TIME.com (@TIME) April 7, 2016
The White House says it hopes gender-neutral toys will help little girls reach their career goals and possibly propel more women into the science and technology fields.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 6, 2016
There were plenty of taxpayers with a lot to say:
@TwitchyTeam I guess all the problems with ISIS, the VA, national debt, terrorism, etc. have all been solved.
— David (@808to818) April 7, 2016
— musingsfromobscurity (@musingobscurity) April 7, 2016
IT NEVER ENDS: Sicko-Social Engineer Obama White House Hosts Day-Long Event Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Toys https://t.co/Nzfq6sohkk
— ConserValidity (@ConserValidity) April 7, 2016
@TIME His wife and daughters tend to wear quite feminine cloths. Maybe he could start by telling them to quit dressing stereotypically.
— Fanfugutastic (@fanfugutastic) April 7, 2016
@vj44 I have an idea. You shut your trap and let parents educate their children & buy the toys WE WANT TO FOR THEM. We don’t want your input
— Joseph Flynn (@NegusWolfgangus) April 7, 2016
That’s not how this works. The “new norm” means the all-knowing government dictates what will be marketed to the masses — not the other way around. Meanwhile…
While defeating ISIS remains our #1 priority, POTUS took a break from that today to examine the gender stereotypes in toys.
— Josh Earnst (@NotJoshEarnest) April 6, 2016
@vj44 Who is stopping them? My kids played with whatever they wanted, why on earth is money being spent on this?
— Tracy Moon (@bamamoon65) April 7, 2016
I’m so glad Obama is doing something really important like taking on toys that perpetuate gender stereotypes.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) April 6, 2016
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