Amazon released its Hot Toy List, and I decided to take a look today. Of course, I instantly noticed that they have toys classified by gender as a filter option on the side. Grrrr.
I’ve spent years assuming that I was shut out of the boys’ club. That they knew so much more than I did. That they were exposed to so much more than I was.
Recently, though, I read a wonderful post by an author that made me realize that my assumption is terribly, horribly wrong.
I’m human. And humans tend to have more empathy for other humans like themselves. Over the years, I’ve found more and more biases.
For many years, I just accepted a lot of things. It’s not that I wasn’t a feminist – I just accepted how I was taught. At some point, though, I stopped just accepting things.