Toys About diversity Against gender stereotypes
MALE TO FEMALE RATIO BY PROFESSION MEN WOMEN
More men than women work in STEM.
More women than men work in health, education and welfare.
There is no definitive category-defining difference between the male and female brains in infancy. But increasingly, children's "brain sponges" are different because they are immersed in a pink or blue world from the moment they receive a gender stereotype.
Social experience + Inference Gender labeling Gender labeled associations linking sex and gender information
Intradomain linkage linking information in a domian based on masculinity/femininity
Inter-domain linkage linking information between fields based on masculinity/femininity
I surveyed 133 children aged 3-4 about their favorite toys in 3 kindergartens, classified them by sex, and drew the table.
The most popular toy among children? popularity popularity The two toys were rejected by the other sex. Children prefer? “masculine” toys “feminine” toys
0 When boys are given “feminine toys”, girls are given “masculine” toys? acceptance
I also found that animal images were labeled as gender in children's minds. lovely, pretty
Based on the fact that children are always familiar with specific animal gender image. I decided to choose hermaphrodite animal images in the deep ocean that are not familiar to children, injecting a new idea for children--not labeling gender.
Found 1444 items with animal design
Most popular animal image among children.
Boys smart majestic scary powerful
aggressive cruel fierce vicious evil strong heroic
Key words taken from the Wikipedia article on Animal Stereotypes.
JellyďŹ sh ClownďŹ sh
lazy cute cuddly funny loveable graceful quiet dumb pretty