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Lego to Remove Gender Stereotypes From Toys


Lego is working to eliminate gender stereotypes from its products after a study revealed that both parents and kids continue to view toys as gendered. A survey from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, commissioned by Lego, found large differences remain in the toys parents expect boys to play with and those they expect girls to play with, Lego reported. These attitudes are also connected to the type of career paths parents ultimately encourage their children to follow. For example, the survey found that parents were five times more likely to encourage girls to dance and dress up, … Read more

FOR WRITERS: Tropes and Stereotypes


FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Isaac Walker-Tye: Tropes and stereotypes are both good and bad, depending who you ask. Do you try to prefer to avoid them, or subvert stereotypes and tropes when putting together characters, or do you feel some stereotypes and tropes aren’t bad and exist for a reason? If so, what ones? Join the chat