Wednesday, December 05, 2012

13-Year-Old Girl Petitions Easy Bake Oven To End Sexist Ads: Sign Her Petition! (Video)

 I love it when children lead the way:
Thirteen year old Mckenna Pope’s little brother loves to cook. But when he watches the commercials for a product he’s hoping to get for Christmas — the Easy Bake Oven — he only sees girls playing with the toy. Because of that, he believes that “only girls play with it.” Pope is hoping to change that perception with a video and a petition. She is asking Hasboro — maker of the Easy Bake Oven — to start putting boys in their commercials, so that her little brother sees it’s okay for boys to cook:

Sign her petition: Hasbro: Feature boys in the packaging of the Easy-Bake Oven  

"I feel that this sends a clear message: women cook, men work... I want my brother to know that it’s not “wrong” for him to want to be a chef, that it’s okay to go against what society believes to be appropriate."