Hey @Target *Why* are these @Marvel @Starwars How to Train Your Dragon and @Minecraft toys specifically for Boys? pic.twitter.com/FYbecADOYX
— Parenting Geekly (@ParentingGeekly) November 6, 2014
This is the second time we've seen that same sign at Target. Here it is from April, when a store manager told me "the signs just come that way from corporate".
@Target calls superhero & Minecraft toys "Boy's Toys". Guess I'll buy them for my girl somewhere else pic.twitter.com/HqCc0LrC1JSome may think this is an overly sensitive complaint, that it's just a sign at a store. But Kitty decided that she didn't want those DC Super Friends Little People (she was in the market for some new bath toys) because they were "for boys". C'mon Target! It's already hard enough when most of the super hero clothes are in the boy's clothing section, and when the kids at school tease her about her "boy's" backpack. Can't we just leave the action figures out of it? Why couldn't that sign just have left the word "Boys'" off? They're just toys. There is no reason to tie anyone's gender identity into them, they are just TOYS.
— Parenting Geekly (@ParentingGeekly) April 18, 2014