This is governmental overreach at its finest — or most pathetic. Take your pick.
It’s a good thing that the crisis with the contaminated water supply in Flint is over so that Michigan can focus on the real issues.
Over a dozen Michigan lawmakers have decided to legislate whether fast food chains should offer ‘boys toys’ and ‘girls toys’ with their kids’ meals because some academic studies have ‘highlighted the harmful effects of gender-classified toys‘.
Remember, kiddies, these social science studies are so ridiculous that several journals were duped by three academics to publish bogus studies which they couldn’t tell were made up.
A House Resolution introduced Wednesday, Nov. 28 urges food establishments and franchises to stop gender classification of kid’s meal toys.
State Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit, is the primary sponsor. The resolution has 14 co-sponsors.
There is no penalty for a business that is offering ‘sexist’ toys, and if it passes, it will be merely a ‘suggestion’ that fast food chains to adopt gender-neutral options.
“Often, the designated ‘boy toys’ are action figures or building toys; typically in primary colors, whereas ‘girl toys’ are often stuffed animals and are usually in a pastel color scheme,’’ the resolution states.
“This is a significant issue as billions of these meals are sold every year and this practice can influence and limit children’s imaginations and interests by promoting some toys as only suitable for girls and others only for boys.’’
That’s utterly ridiculous.
Girls and boys play with each others’ toys all the time.
I have three kids, two boys, one girl. The boys were older, so didn’t really play with their sister’s toys, but she used to love having the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures join her dolls for tea, much to the consternation of her older brother. Then again, I now recall the boys having their Playmobil knights storming the Playmobil dollhouse and laying siege to it with their grappling hooks and battering ram.
Ah, good times.
Boys and girls are simply different. That’s the part that nobody is admitting. Studies of Rhesus monkeys and Chimpanzees reveal that there is a biological, not just a social reason that primates choose the toys that they do.
Céline Dion can introduce repulsive ‘gender neutral’ clothing lines with about as much originality as a hyphen, and it ain’t gonna do a dang thing to change who boys and girls fundamentally are. Sorry, hun, but to paraphrase Lady Gaga, they’re just ‘born that way’.
But that’s not going to stop leftists from attempting to deconstruct gender norms.
The resolution states that restaurants should not classify the toy options by gender, but rather ask something like, ‘Would you prefer the Transformers or My Little Pony toy?‘
That’s literally compelling speech, which, until recently was frowned upon in the United States. The issue of compelled speech in the form of Bill C-16 adding nebulous terms ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’ as grounds for discrimination is actually what shot Professor Jordan Peterson into the international spotlight.
This isn’t the first time that this sort of nonsense has come up. It’s happening with more frequency now and the ‘woke’ leftists are pushing it.
A 2016 petition drive asked McDonald’s to stop promoting gender stereotypes through Happy Meal toys.
The broader movement is not limited to toys. Department stores are being called on the carpet for having pink and blue walls in toy aisles, because the walls “immediately insinuate that there are ‘boy toys’ and ‘girl toys,’’’ according to the Change.org website.
“It has been proven that not only is this bad for our childrens’ self-esteem and intellectual prowess, but also contributes to bullying and ostracism,’’ the Change.org website states.
Source: Detroit Free PRess
It has been ‘proven’ by whom exactly?
The left demands that you cave and change your definitions because of ‘studies’ by some partisan leftist hacks in a gender studies department that say that girls choosing to play with dolls and boys opting to play with trucks is somehow ‘problematic’ and ‘harmful’.
Leave the 99.4 percent of boys and girls alone, you deconstructionist monsters!
by Doug Giles
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