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Toy companies are continuing gender stereotyping by making separate toy lines for boys and girls like Nerf and Nerf Rebel. Why isn't one line made aimed towards both gender?


Labels create stereotypes and stereotypes lead to separation. If we just take the labels off and see a person as just that, a person, instead of using their...


I'm a "gifted" high school student and I frequently hear "Oh, you're smart for a girl." Nope. Just smart, being a female has nothing to do with it.


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Is gender over?


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