Christelle Mozzati tweeted an image and said “Voilà”:
A few weeks ago I did a test with my kids : I bought each of them a Lego Technic set, you know, the race cars with pull-back motors. My boy is 7 and loves Lego, so this was a first step into complicated assembly. My girl is 9 and luuuuuuuvz Lego Friends .
I thought that if I gave them 20 euros, they would end up with a Star Wars set for him and a Friends set for her, so I pre-chose and said “each of you, choose a pull-back car.”
And guess what? They both had the same fun building them, and then they ended up doing “boy stuff,” racing their cars all over the house. No gender differentiation, just shared fun.
This tells a lot, I think.
On the fact that girls are conditioned to think pink things are shiny and are so fit for them, on the fact that people think girls will not be interested by “virile” activities.
Prejudice is not the truth. It’s just a twisted, most often false, outlook on our society.