Richard Scarry has created more than 300 children books in his career, dating back to 1949. He’s been quietly re-writing many of them, to adjust to society’s growing understanding and acceptance of gender roles and cultural relations. In fact, the changes have been there since 1991 and no one has taken much notice. It was Alan Taylor, a senior photo editor at The Atlantic, who noticed the changes in his child’s version of Best Word Book Ever and posted them … Keep Reading!!!
As we told you last week, Target has started removing unnecessary gendering in their stores (mainly on toys and entertainment). While they have heard from many presents on this issue over the years, it seems one tweet may have forced Target to take notice and fix its gender signage.
Early in June Abi Bechtel made, as she says, “a one-off, eye-rolling Tweet “. It wasn’t meant to start a movement but 3,000 retweets later it was hard for Target … Keep Reading!!!
Today, on their website, Target announced that their toy section will no longer have gender specific signage. Customers have been asking for this for quite some time and Target has finally listened.
While their stores won’t be completely free of gender division it is a huge step. They have said their clothing will still have gender-based signage but that they recognize toys, home or entertainment products do not need to be separated by gender.
For many who have daughters … Keep Reading!!!