The Spectrum of Play

The Spectrum of Play is a project that centres around the social issue of gender-typing in children’s toys: like how dolls are almost exclusively marketed to little girls, and cars and dinosaurs to little boys. In a world where gender is increasingly understood as a spectrum, imposing arbitrary gender boundaries on children stratifies development along gender lines, forcing children into boxes and perpetuating outdated stereotypes.
Spectrum aims to both promote the awareness of gender-typing in toys and its impacts, and encourage the cultivation of a more gender-inclusive culture of play and parenting, so that children can freely explore the world and their interests without being tied down to societal expectations.
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