[lbo-talk] boy toys

Doug Henwood DHENWOOD at panix.com
Mon May 7 04:50:00 PDT 2007

[Ivan, now age 16 months, kind of likes his doll, likes his toy motor vehicles, and likes playing with cookware not by merely banging it but also by making pretend cooking moves. Wonder if the Post would approve.]

New York Post [Page Six] - May 7, 2007

Boy Toys

DOES the New York Times brainwash its editors into being so politically correct it affects the way they raise their kids? In his upcoming book, "Father Knows Less," the Gray Lady's city editor Wendell Jamieson writes how he worried about "giving in to sexist stereotypes by so enthusiastically encouraging" his toddler son Dean's love of trucks and buses. So he and his wife, Helene, bought the boy a toy kitchen with a play oven and microwave. Then they gave him "a girl doll [with] blond hair and a blue-checkered dress." Luckily, the youngster's masculinity prevailed - one day Jamieson found the doll stuffed in the toy microwave.

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