Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Jem Is Her Name, No One Else Is The Same Edition


In my recent holiday-purchase related travels, I have run into an interesting phenomenon: All the toys aimed at my eight-year-old daughter seem to be somehow themed to or powered by magic, while stereotypically boy-oriented toys tend to be more technologically-based. I don’t want to open a can of worms about sexism in the toy industry, but I find it interesting to try and figure out the WHY behind this strange dichotomy. Also, I kind of don’t understand how the Disney Princesses interact without a TARDIS, but that may be a separate issue…

The MD-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wonders about where Arcee fits into this hypothesis, asking: Why would there be any expectation that magic or technological toys would be gender-based?