TELL US: Should Hasbro Make a 'Gender Neutral' Easy-Bake Oven?

Some big-name chefs and a New Jersey girl are leading the fight for gender-equality in children's toys. What do you think about this issue?

The Easy-Bake Oven has been a favorite childhood toy since it was first introduced by the company Kenner in 1963. But a new campaign is advocating for this toy to be made in colors suitable for both girls and boys. 

New Jersey resident McKenna Pope, age 13, wants to see the toy's current manufacturer offer the Easy-Bake Oven in more "gender neutral" colors. 

Young Pope will meet with the toy's manufacturersRhode Island-based toy maker Hasbro, and advocate this idea, reports The Providence Journal. 

The Easy-Bake Oven is currently only offered in pink and purple. Pope would like to see the toy oven also made in colors suitable for boys. 

She's not alone in the campaign. Celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Manuel Trevino and other chefs are backing Pope's petition for a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven. 

We want to know what you think about this issue. Should Hasbro make the Easy-Bake Oven available in gender-neutral colors? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below! 

Anne December 16, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Has this country gone insane. Who cares what color the oven is? And if the boys want to cook, let them. There are much more important things in life than what color the Easy- Bake oven is (really).
Anita December 17, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Children are a lot smup arter than adults. My son at a very early age picked up on advertising for boys and girls. When it is pink, it's for a girl. When it is animals, it is for girls. He says why is it for girls if it is pink mommy, it's just a color? And why do they show girls playing with dogs and cat toys, they are pets, why is it just for girls? He is right. So who cares....if they want it let them have it.


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