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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Riley on Marketing and Critical Thinking

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think she has a good point. I was a tomboy and did not like girly girl toys much. I tried playing with a barbie once and that did not last long. Girls received and played with girls toys in my house. Girls like boys stuff and boys like girls stuff too, its true!!

Mary Renteria
HUM/114

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a little girl see through something that adults take for granted (girls like princesses and boys like superheroes). Kids can, if they aren't unduly biased by parent's critical thinking shortcomings, see through an issue very well!
Alan Kennamer
HUM114

Anonymous said...

This little girl is too smart. She's definitely going to give her parents a run for their money as a teenager!

Billie Turner HUM/114

Anonymous said...

Society conditions us think pink is for girls blue is for boys. From the time we are born we dress our kids in the "appropriate" code. We need to listen to our children more often.. blue looks nice on all of us.
Shirley Hartman HUM/114 WK4

Anonymous said...

What a smart little girl, she's ahead of everyone her age.

Erik E. Lopez HUM/114

Anonymous said...

I like this kid! Now if only we can get some adults to be this open...

Sophia Felipe
Humanities 114

Anonymous said...

Riley reminds me of my daughter Ryann. She can be found sitting in a princess dress in her sandbox playing with little green army men having Barbie rescue the soldiers from the "hot lava" mud puddle they are drowning in. I think Riley has parents that think the way I do. I do not try to impose sterotypes. There is no right and wrong when it comes to what toys she plays with or what color she should wear. Questions are encouraged in my home and it seems it is that way in Riley's home as well. A concept as simple as it being ok for a boy to play with a doll, or a girl to play with a chemistry set could be the foundation for that boy to a nuturing father as an adult, and that girl to find a new energy source.

Martina - Phoenix HUM/114

Anonymous said...

I agree with Martina.. It's time to let the stereotypes go and if our children want to play with superheroes or babies why should we close off their curiosity. When I was a child growing up it was always you can't do that your a girl act like one. And I couldn't question it.

Phoenix Carmen

iheartblog702 said...

She does make a good point. boys should buy what they want and same as for the girls. If a girl wants a superhero so be it.

Miguel Santiago
April 15, 2012 7 46 PM

Anonymous said...

From the time our children are born (and actually before that if you opt out to know the gender before it is born), they are exposed to gender roles. For the most part, boys get things that are used for their hands and they are expected to be very active. In general, girls are given things that will make them good homemakers (dolls, kistchen stuff)and they are mainly taught to sit still like they are "supposed" in a classroom. This is why in day cares, each classroom is required to have either unbiased gender toys or in the same area have toys for each gender. (trucks and dolls might be in the same area) and the children are allowed to choose which toys they are allowed to play with. Last semester, I wrote an English paper on this specific subject...


Nicole Baxter COM 101-4080

Anonymous said...

Jeff (Phoenix HUM/114) The little girl has a point and posses a good question. We are always subjecting our children to what society wants them to be like or wear. The little girl at a young age is critically thinking about this issue and has developed a little of her own independence, because if you notice she is wearing neither pink or blue, but turquoise. :-)

Christina Ortega COM101-4049 said...

this is so awsome... this little girl is so smart and probably doesnt even realize how smart she is!!! i love how she knows its the companies are the ones who do this!! its so true. you would think that they would mix more of the colors and superheros up to sell more to girls too though no??

Anonymous said...

This girl is thinking critically already without bias of what her parents think and she makes a valid point by questioning how stores market their products.She will be a great news reporter.



Tayari Freeman
Hum/114

Anonymous said...

Madison Harper com 101 4044
This little girl is wise beyond her years. Marketing strategies really do this to young children.

Anonymous said...

Looking around in public places it almost seems as if more little girls are finding exactly what this girl has come to find. More girls are becoming noncomformists in their own ways.

Taylor Bishop
Com 101

A Carlos Com 101-4049 said...

Not to go against the grain, but I think that this little girl has been listening in on some of her parents conversations and though she may be young, she is already formulating ideas and opinions about maketing and target audiences (with her parents help). I think that most girls are prone to want to play with dolls as their nurturing side comes into play, but we also want a peice of the action so all you toy companies take notice, we want superheroes too and pink is overated.