This is a comment by wellokaythen on the post “My Sons’ Easy-Bake Oven Shame“.
“If I had a son, I’d want him to learn how to feed himself, and cook for himself, as soon as is age appropriate. I’d want to prepare him to be an independent person who can bake his own cookies if he wants some. If someone makes fun of him because of the color of his oven, then that person doesn’t get any cookies. There’s an aspect of traditional masculinity that emphasizes self-sufficiency, so in that way an oven for a boy can be a “masculine” kind of toy.
“While we’re at it, he can also learn another lesson about cleaning up after himself and putting all the tools back in the right place.
“Besides, maybe my boy would grow up to create a huge cookie empire and then support me in my luxurious retirement. That oven could be a cheap investment in a very successful future.”
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