Smashing Ponies and Grooming Transformers

I took my children to see Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast on the big screen today, but I’m not going to talk about that.

There were only two commercials advertising toys screened before the movie: a My Little Pony ad showing young girls playing gently with and brushing the product, and a Transformer toy ad showing a young boy playing roughly with this product.

Seeing these reminded me just how far we’ve progressed in the elimination of gender stereotypes.

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