IAmA 13 year old girl who started a petition to Hasbro regarding gender inequality in the Easy Bake Oven, and won. AMA
My name is McKenna Pope, and I started a petition on change.org after my little brother wanted an Easy Bake Oven from Santa, asking them to use both males and females in their packaging, commercials, and promotional materials, and feature it in gender neutral colors, because it currently only comes in colors gender specific to girls: pink and purple. This past Monday, Hasbro invited me to their offices and showed me a black, silver, and blue prototype which will come out next year. They also promised they are going to market this one in a gender-neutral fashion. I thought people might be interested in this, so go ahead, AMA! Proof!
EDIT: If anyone wants me to ask my brother a question, I guess I could do that too!
EDIT: Kay, gonna get off now. Bedtime, sadly :( It's been fun, though! If you wanna put more questions, though, feel free, I'll try to get to them in the morning. But for now, bye, and happy redditing!
EDIT: Wow, woke up this morning and checked, thank you so much for all the questions!!! Now, since I'm getting this a lot, I'll answer it up here I guess. I don't believe pink to be a "girl color". I believe society has made pink to be a "girl color". Which is why when Hasbro used it to promote a toy so obviously aimed at females, they reinforced that stereotype more.
EDIT: To whoever gave me the reddit gold, wow!!! Thanks :D