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inaayah's review of Nerf

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Sexism on boxing of nerf products

Review of Nerf

I was in Smyth's Toys Superstores the other day, and I came across the aisle with all the Nerf guns. I was shocked when I noticed the boxing on the products. There was a whole other section for the "girls' guns". The Nerf rebelle section had girls on the front of the boxes, whereas the original Nerf just had pictures of boys holding the Nerf guns. From what i could see, Nerf rebelle consisted of "girls' colours" such as pink, purple and turquoise. The original Nerf had the stereotypical "boys' colours" I have a very passionate opinion on sexism as this is the 21st century, and one would think a brand of children's toys would have overcome this issue. Blue, green and orange are not boys' colours. Pink, purple and turquoise are not girls' colours. As a girl i was extremely offended by this suggestion that girls were associated with those specific colours. i understand that there are girls on the Nerf website, however the boxing is what annoyed me. I saw the same problem in Tk Maxx too. The original Nerf had only boys on the front, holding guns of blue, green and orange. I think this is a big issue because boys and girls might grow up thinking the same way people did many years ago, and that they are limited to certain colours. You are allowed to like whatever colour you like, there is no restrictions anymore.

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