Pink and blue tsunami

From tutus to trucks, parents are often struck by the gendered choices made by their children. Could these be ‘hardwired’? … Who actually decides what is a ‘boy toy’ and what is a ‘girl toy’? Is it the children who play with them or the adults that supply them? In other words, whose preferences are we actually looking at?… Where the disconnect emerged was that these little children had very clear understanding of what level of approval they would get for playing with a ‘cross-gendered’ toy. So, for example, only 9 per cent of five-year-old boys thought that their father would approve of them choosing a doll or a tea set to play with…