Putting the "gender neutral" Easy-Bake oven on your 2013 holiday gift list?

L.A. Times 2012/12/18 21:00:28
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McKenna Pope, the 13-year-old girl who petitioned toy maker Hasbro for an Easy-Bake oven suitable for both girls and boys, will get what she’s been asking for.

After meeting with the New Jersey girl at its Rhode Island headquarters Monday, Hasbro said it will offer a new black-and-silver oven design in fall 2013. The company said the prototype, which it showed to Pope, has been in development for 18 months and will debut at the New York Toy Fair in February. The packaging for the new oven will feature boys and girls, according to Change.org, where Pope launched her petition recently. More than 44,000 people have since signed the petition.


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  • being me 2012/12/19 00:29:49
    being me
    But if my sons were younger I would. There is nothing GAY about teaching a boy how to cook early, even with an easy bake oven. It's a lot safer than the real thing and easier to manage. I'm teaching my sons now but wish I would have started sooner. I think it's great if a man knows how to cook and teaching kids at a young age, no matter the method, is great.

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  • raine 2014/04/29 02:38:37
    I can use a real oven if i try real hard LOL
  • sglmom 2012/12/26 09:01:26
    Just another gimmick ...
    for the 'politically correct' ..

    here's a thought ..

    NO Little one thinks this is for boys or girls before playing ..
    they just play ..
    my son and daughter shared their toys while growing up ..
    didn't matter what the surface looked like or what color it was ..
    they just PLAYED ..

    STOP the madness now ..
  • Ramón 2012/12/25 17:46:06
    Gender neutral? What? Has the oven been neutered? Oh, you mean change the color. No pink for girls, blue for boys? Sad. Personally, I want my appliances with either phase change paint, or transparent so I can see the cool inner workings.
  • Royo 2012/12/23 13:39:02
    BUT It's nice that she campaigned for her brother.
  • Dave 007 2012/12/22 16:29:26
    Dave 007
    Holy Cow! What's happened to this society?
  • amorris72200 2012/12/22 00:08:04
    This is beyond stupid! So sick of the PC crap! If my boys wanted to cook, I either teach them on the real oven or get them the stupid "pink" oven! What do they care as long as they are getting to learn something, it's all on how much of a deal you (the parent) make out of it! Grow a set and stop telling our girls to be boys and our boys to be girls!
  • raine amorris... 2014/04/29 02:53:16
    I had one when I was a kid I think it was deep blue, that was before baby pink started to be used.
  • ab 2012/12/21 00:00:22
    Assuming I have the money for this. My little brother would love this. But I'm pretty sure my little cousin already has a similar toy. It's nothing new.
  • AmericanVirus 2012/12/20 21:20:04
    I learned how to cook just fine without it, I got the non gender neutral boy toy where you make edible bug candy. They were basically gummy worms. I can't remember what the thing was called though.
  • silentart 2012/12/20 20:26:16
    Time to stop "blue and pink" stuffs rule... boys and girls are equal in everything...
    Recalled how I treated my sister as teamplayer, we did everything together
  • teigan 2012/12/20 16:31:20
    More shelf space, more sales. If you have a boy and a girl, you now buy two so no more sharing,
  • Aingean 2012/12/20 14:10:05
    Not this year. All my Christmas shopping is done. Maybe in a couple years when my sons a little older he is only three.
  • Augure3VI 2012/12/20 13:15:44
  • Jim 2012/12/20 08:37:59
    I use a real oven.
  • nicesteve 2012/12/20 07:43:30
    Actually, I don't have any kids to buy any gifts for to start with.
    Besides that, I'm so broke this season, that I can't pay attention.
  • Kevin1111 2012/12/20 07:16:08
    Poor, poor brainwashed girl. Maybe she needs a gender-neutral outfit, a gender-neutral haircut and a gender-neutral name.

    Companies work hard to figure out what makes money. Money is what drives the process. If marketing easy-bake ovens to boys made money, they would have done it already. We have a free market and that's how it works. Somebody give that girl a lesson in economics, business, capitalism, etc. Maybe if we taught about how our economy works in school, so many people wouldn't be advocating ideas that will cause it to collapse.
  • kevinlim Kevin1111 2012/12/20 23:18:55
  • kevinlim Kevin1111 2012/12/20 23:19:56
  • momma-on-the-hit-list 2012/12/20 06:11:48
    As someone who doesn't hate her gender this would never be on my list for even my dog. Both my parents were fabulous cooks, both Grandparents. My 3 boys cook on a stove or use an oven, they don't allow others to define them, they know if they are male or female without some "adult" teaching them how to be so idiotic. Raising our kids to be gender neutral, ha maybe my son would like to take his sisters period for a few months.
  • teigan momma-o... 2012/12/20 16:24:49
  • bettyboop 2012/12/20 06:08:14
    I don't have any kiddos but if I have a grandson I might buy him one. My oldest son always liked to cook growing up, but I let him use the regular stove with supervision.
  • heeheemee 2012/12/20 04:00:12
    No, but I probably would if my kids were still the right age. Luckily, my boy still got to bake cookies in the big oven in the kitchen.
  • 2012/12/20 03:23:32
    If my brother's kid wanted one, why not. I've seen him play with his sister's My Little Pony toys right along side his Spiderman and Batman toys. Who gives a big deal about the toy, as long as the kid enjoys it!
  • momma-o... 2012/12/20 06:13:57
    Spider man gets tired sometimes so MLP doesn't mind giving him a ride.
  • Andrew 2012/12/20 02:11:48
    Unfortunately,I have no children but this would have been FUN for the Care Bear Collection my wife & I had... For The Fabulous Baker-Bears!! Seriously... I had it or shared it growing up w/a girl & didn't think of the "PC" gender thing at all. The wonderful concept of being a child brought up to not judge or be sexist;UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!!
  • Nuke 2012/12/20 00:59:20
    Sick of this gender neutral crap, stop with the PC stuff already!
  • Gregaj7 2012/12/20 00:28:46 (edited)
    To unholy Hell with "gender-neutral" anything!

    hell no
    Edit: I do hope she focuses such a fantastic energy level that accomplished this with that corporation to a goal that will accomplish something higher in worth.
  • MARIDOTS 2012/12/20 00:21:01
    this has gone fromt he sublime to the ridiculous! I'm just amazed that its even an issue.. do we have gender neutral baby dolls? are they anatomically correct with both sex organs? Get over it you morons who think this is even an issue... infrigginsane
  • macy 2012/12/20 00:17:56
    I meant to click "no". It would be "yes" if I had a son to buy it for...it does teach children some cooking skills...
  • DrRenovation 2012/12/19 23:11:00
    I just don't see the point...
  • Cat 2012/12/19 22:38:56
    I got my great granddaughters jewelry crafting kits and their brother a kit to build a model of a US space shuttle. I suppose I'm just an old fuddy-duddy perpetuating gender stereotypes. But I'm pretty sure they won't be swapping their gifts.
  • Robert Strobel 2012/12/19 22:34:09
    Robert Strobel
    It is an okay idea but all my children use the real thing.
  • ♫♫blindfaith♫ 2012/12/19 22:21:38
    No !!!
  • JwonGalt 2012/12/19 22:18:46
    I have a big boy oven now. Adult oven
  • Bibliophilic 2012/12/19 22:18:24
    If I had a kid to buy for--yes.
  • nate 2012/12/19 21:40:03
    It's not a bad idea, in that they may make more sales, and boys don't have to have a pink easy bake oven then, if they don't want to. I'm a guy and I had a real old easy bake oven when I was a kid. I didn't really care what color it was, but it's nice to know that they're working on a neutral one now.
  • Hamilton 2012/12/19 20:32:34
    Actually, HELL no.
  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2012/12/19 20:07:41
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    No. back in the 90's, when I was younger, my older brother use to bake with me and my two sisters all the time. He didn't care that it was pink, all he cared about is getting some of the tiny cakes that come out of it.
  • Jack 2012/12/19 19:19:24
    Purple for boys? What the hell?
  • Ally C. 2012/12/19 19:11:26
    Ally C.
    I would if I had a child in the family who showed some interest in it, but I'm the youngest...

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