Earlier this month, Target announced that it would go gender neutral in its toys and children’s bedding section. No more would there be signs declaring which items were meant for boys and which for girls. No more color coded shelves that suggest to kids what they are expected to like.
It’s the kind of change some advocates have been calling for for a while. And as a child-free liberal who well remembers the frustration of being told that Legos and Nerf Sharpshooters weren’t for girls, I thought, ‘Good for Target.’ But I didn’t realize the ramifications such a move would have on our nation and our poor playtime-addicted children.
Thankfully, there are those unafraid to speak truth to power, or irrational anger to Target. Facebook and Twitter is blowing up with former customers proclaiming they will boycott the store over this new policy. At first, I didn’t understand. But through their cries, I now realize the dark reality that lies ahead of us.
Buying toys just got a lot more complicated.
All but gender-neutral people will be barred from buying toys at Target.
I am going to shop where genders are welcomed, won't be going to target #offtarget— Webhunter30 (@jotano75) August 11, 2015
You’ll go to hell for buying your daughter that Batman action figure.
Without being told their toys are for their gender, your kids will become genderless!
Or maybe transgender?
We can’t even boycott properly, because DAMN NUETRALS!
And Target thinks this all just some big joke.
BUT WHAT GENDER ARE THOSE DOLLS FOR, TARGET?! HUH?
Kristy Puchko loved her Ice Capades Barbie and her Nerf Sharpshooter more than most things.