Technology in School

Are Gender-Specific STEM Toys Reinforcing Stereotypes?

Jun 26, 2015

GIRL POWER!--OR MAYBE NOT: Before you pick up those Goldieblox or this programmable bracelet, check this out: VentureBeat asks this week whether girl-focused engineering toys are reinforcing gender stereotypes. “If a ‘girl science’ toy gets a girl interested, that’s one thing,” says Jess Day, a campaigner for Let Toys Be Toys. “But is it at the cost of giving her the idea that science isn’t really for girls?”

Technology in School

Are Gender-Specific STEM Toys Reinforcing Stereotypes?

Jun 26, 2015

GIRL POWER!--OR MAYBE NOT: Before you pick up those Goldieblox or this programmable bracelet, check this out: VentureBeat asks this week whether girl-focused engineering toys are reinforcing gender stereotypes. “If a ‘girl science’ toy gets a girl interested, that’s one thing,” says Jess Day, a campaigner for Let Toys Be Toys. “But is it at the cost of giving her the idea that science isn’t really for girls?”

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