Dr. Rebecca Hains

Category: toys


Princess Leia is a general now. But why isn’t she in more toy stores?

Children’s products still underrepresent heroic women like Leia.

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Why boys should play with dolls

No one is surprised about seeing dads with strollers anymore, yet biases with toys persist.

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Target will stop labeling toys for boys or girls. Good.

Yes, your daughter can play with blocks, and your son can play with dolls.

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LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos

LEGO friends comic excerpt

When Patrinos saw the men in a LEGO documentary talk about how to connect with girls, it sounded like they were trying to decipher how to make contact with an alien species. So she made a cartoon about it.

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LISTEN: Rebecca Hains on #NoGenderDecember – News Radio 610 WTVN

I recently chatted with Joel Riley of News Radio 610 in Columbus, Ohio about the “No Gender December” campaign. Here’s our conversation: LISTEN: Joel Riley interviews Rebecca Hains about #NoGenderDecember News Radio 610 WTVN, Columbus, OH TRANSCRIPT: Joel Riley: Let’s spend a…

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VIDEO: Rebecca Hains on #NoGenderDecember, FOX & Friends

Is ending the stereotype-filled gendered marketing of toys really such a bad idea? FOX and I disagree in a lively television debate.

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Homemade Disney Princess peg dolls: Tutorial and giveaway

Frozen-inspired peg dolls by Summer Langille

Many little girls love playing with Disney Princess dolls. They make up stories with their dolls or reenact the films. They delight in dressing up the dolls and styling their hair. And sometimes, they just like to snuggle them. Faced with the Disney Princess…

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