Not long ago I wrote an article about the hot new toy in my house full of boys—the overwhelmingly purple Easy-Bake Oven by Hasbro. The article, My Sons’ Easy Bake Oven Shame, really struck a chord with parents, as well as grown-up men and women who have been bothered by the gendering of toys since they were kids and were secretly dying to play with their sisters’ Easy-Bake.
Now one little boy’s big sister is as fed up as I am about the ridiculous gendering of the Easy-Bake Oven. 13 year-old McKenna Pope would like to end the harmful stereotype that “men don’t cook, they work” to open the door for boys like her brother to feel comfortable doing what they love, without Hasbro telling them it’s a “girl thing”.
Watch McKenna and her brother’s video above, and go sign their Change.org petition to tell Hasbro that boys belong in the Easy-Bake Oven commercials and on the box!