posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 07:30 AM
reply to post by Kali74
Getting deeper into this topic. I hear a lot, and have read a lot on the internet. And this statement comes up again and again. You can't stop kids
playing guns. If they don't have a toy gun, they will pretend they have one, with a stick.
I know this to be true, as I used to do the same.
But consider the reasoning. why would a child instinctively (I am talking in an anthropological sense know) pick something up and pretend it is a
is it a feeling of power assertion by an otherwise powerless individual? is is something intrinsic in our DNA that makes us do this.
Is giveing toy guns to boys any worse than given toy dolls / kitchens to girls. A lot of people balk at the though of given a girl a toy kitchen, and
call is sexist stereo typing. Maybe it is, but then so are toy guns.
Lets level the playing field and "empower" our little girls and give them all toy vibrators! hows that??? at least you can't kill someone with a
vibrator, but like guns, are meant to be handled only by adults. but its OK its just a toy!! (I am being deliberately extreme here)