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SOUND OFF: Should Hasbro Make a 'Gender Neutral' Easy-Bake Oven?

Some top-named chefs and a New Jersey girl are leading the fight for gender-equality in children's toys. What do you think about this issue?

The Easy-Bake Oven has been a favorite childhood toy since it was first introduced by the company Kenner in 1963, but a new campaign is advocating for this toy to be made in colors suitable for both girls and boys. 

New Jersey resident McKenna Pope, age 13, wants to see the toy's current manufacturer offer the Easy-Bake Oven in more "gender neutral" colors. 

Pope will meet with the toy's manufacturers, Rhode Island-based toy maker Hasbro, and advocate this idea, reports The Providence Journal. 

The Easy-Bake Oven is currently only offered in pink and purple. Pope would like to see the toy oven also made in colors suitable for boys. 

She's not alone in the campaign. Celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Manuel Trevino and other chefs are backing Pope's petition for a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven. 

We want to know what you think about this issue. Should Hasbro make the Easy-Bake Oven available in gender-neutral colors? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!  

Jill Giggey December 14, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Yes -
BE December 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Why the heck not. The current model isn't that appealing anyway.
Jill Giggey December 18, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Great job by this tween! Hasbro just rolled out a black/blue & Silver prototype Easy Bake Oven to hit stores in 2013.... we need more youth like her!

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