Saturday, October 16, 2021

California law requires sex neutral toys

There are feminists and leftists who somehow find it upsetting that toy stores have separate aisles for boys and girls. Of course hte customers are free to buy boy toys for girls, so it is hard to see how anyone is hurt by this.

California has passed a new law:

55.7. The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:

(a) Unjustified differences in similar products that are traditionally marketed either for girls or for boys can be more easily identified by the consumer if similar items are displayed closer to one another in one, undivided area of the retail sales floor.

(b) Keeping similar items that are traditionally marketed either for girls or for boys separated makes it more difficult for the consumer to compare the products and incorrectly implies that their use by one gender is inappropriate.

55.8. (a) A retail department store that offers childcare items or toys for sale shall maintain a gender neutral section or area, to be labeled at the discretion of the retailer, in which a reasonable selection of the items and toys for children [defined as age 12 or younger] that it sells shall be displayed, regardless of whether they have been traditionally marketed for either girls or for boys.

This is bizarre. California stores can still label toys for boys and girls, but must have a gender neutral section, whatever that is.

Those findings are not true. There are no unjustified differences. The separation does not make it more difficult for consumers. No one is implying that anything is inappropriate. The stores are happy to sell toys for boys and girls.

The separation is greater than it was 20 years ago. Presumably the stores are meeting consumer needs.

With all the problems California has, why is it bothering with such foolish laws? I do not think that they can seriously believe that the law will make consumer shopping more convenient. This is just wack leftist ideology at work.

For an even worse example of leftist ideology at work, see this:

The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), one of the world’s finest art museums, harbors (or rather, harbored) 122 highly skilled docents, 82 active ones and 40 “school group greeters.” All are volunteers and are all unpaid. Their job is to act as guides to the Museum’s collection of 300,000 works, which they explain to both adults and schoolchildren. I’ve seen them in action at the Museum, and they’re terrific.
Now they have all been fired, to be replace by less competent paid Blacks.

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