When I worked at a fast food restaurant, I did a social experiment.
One day, I asked “do you want a girl toy or a boy toy?” No one went against gender roles.
The next day, it was “do you want a doll toy or a car toy?” Boys got dolls. Girls got cars.
Vocabulary is important.
you understand that though this seems to be a good sign it is likely the result of bronies coming to this establishment and ordering happy meals so they could get a mlp toy and then getting offended when it was called a “girl toy” and possibly bullying the employees given the behavior of bronies
obviously the change in itself is good but given the particular toys in question i am not convinced that this came about due to a desire for children’s toys to be non-gendered and that it is instead the result of the bizarre machismo belonging to the cult of the cartoon horse
i wish this change was universal because like gendered toys being ludicrous aside i always hated saying the phrase “boy toy” out loud and would never wish it on another human
in this case it’s totally just bronies tho