Obama refuses to stereotype toys

Here’s another reason to like our President in general, even if you disagree with his policies.

The president was participating in the Marines’ “Toys for Tots” campaign and was donating gifts. When you donate, you place the boy toys in one bin and the girl toys in another. Mr. President was having none of that. He distributed the toys equally between the two boxes. He placed basketballs, sports toys and lego toys into the girl’s bin. “What, girls don’t like toys?” he responded when questioned.

Obama has raised two wonderful, educated, polite, and respectful girls with a wife he obviously loves. When Republicans criticize him for not supporting “family values” I just shake my head.

So Merry Christmas, boys and girls! May you play with whatever toy you want without someone telling you that the toy is a “girl’s toy” or a “boy’s toy.”

One thought on “Obama refuses to stereotype toys

  1. “Because they may not like them”? That is such a weird concept. The idea that a gender specific toy would be liked no matter what. Someone must have no distant relatives who make bad guesses. I liked dolls, I didn’t like ALL dolls.
    Most children get toys that fall short of the perfect gift, it had nothing to do with gender for anyone I knew. If my brother had been gifted a rhinestoned tutu he probably would have used it as a wormhole for He-Man.


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