Sexist Toys

A Cleaning Set? 'It's Girl Stuff'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Step aside lip balm chemistry set and the bubble bath science lab, there's a new contender for most gender-steroetyped toy in town. Spotted by eagl...

My Little Pony Gets A Barbie Makeover, Our 8-Year-Old Selves Are Inconsolable

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As children of the 80s, HuffPost UK Lifestyle didn't go very far without our My Little Pony toys. Innocently cantering its small purple hooves alo...

WATCH: Girls Say No To Pink Toys

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The campaign to get more girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) just got a whole lot fiercer. Debbie Sterling, who f...

What Barbie Would Look Like If She Was A 'Normal' Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie, with her teeny waist, love of cupcakes, ability to overlook Ken's most basic flaw (he has no penis), and preference for tons of make-up has be...

LOOK: Girls With Their Dolls From Award-Winning Photographer

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Some of these pictures by Polish photographer Ilona Szwarc are haunting, while others are beautifully shot. This insight into American life is explain...

LOOK: Five-Year-Old Girl Recreates Iconic Women's Portraits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

At an age when most little girls are dressing up as their favourite Disney Princess, five-year-old Emma Moore is nurturing her inner feminist and aspi...

Brogan Driscoll

Dolls Without Make-Up: Toys Challenge Girls' Body Image

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Inspired by the viral image of Barbie without make-up that took the internet by storm last week, artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm has gone one step...

Toy Company Creates 'Gender Neutral' Oven (Because 'Boys Like To Cook Too'!)

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Toy company Hasbro has had its fair share of toddlers with 'tude throwing their sexist toys out of the pram this year. It feels like just yesterday...

Girls and STEM: Changing Perceptions Through Existing Skills and Interests

Rajal Pitroda | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rajal Pitroda

Designing a new generation of toys, games and media is not about creating an army of girls who grow up to be physicists and programmers, although this could be a welcome by-product. The goal, instead, could be to build a critical mass of girls who believe that they can do anything they want.