Michigan Lawmakers Battle 'Gender-Classified' Fast Food Toys

Eric Scheiner | December 4, 2018
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Clearly all major issues in the state of Michigan have been resolved, as state lawmakers are now addressing the matter of gender-classified toys in fast food kids meals.

To address the dire need to further regulate businesses in their state, a House Resolution was introduced last week urging food establishments and franchises to stop gender classification of kid’s meal toys. Because lawmakers needed something to do and this resolution is indeed something.

State Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit, who introduced the House Resolution told The Daily Signal that the purpose of her resolution is to stop fast-food chains from reinforcing gender stereotypes.

“I would visit fast-food restaurants and when you go through the drive-thru they always ask if you want a girl’s toy or a boy’s toy, which was really annoying. Just offer people a toy … and move on with it,” she said. “How do we get caught up in gender identity with a toy?”

Indeed, Love’s desire to get her fellow people of Michigan out of this tangled web of gender identity and fast food toys is truly worth the effort of her fellow lawmakers.

“Often, the designated ‘boy toys’ are action figures or building toys; typically in primary colors, whereas ‘girl toys’ are often stuffed animals and are usually in a pastel color scheme,’’ the resolution states.

“This is a significant issue as billions of these meals are sold every year and this practice can influence and limit children’s imaginations and interests by promoting some toys as only suitable for girls and others only for boys.’’

At least 14 other lawmakers have signed on with their support of the resolution to address this “significant issue” which will clearly help Michigan overcome the great, fast food toy, gender-classification dilemma that has oppressed so many minors in the state.