I really don't know.
At the one hand, I'm not going to play with dolls just because I'm a girl. If you make me play with dolls they will become test objects in gravity experiments. (But marbles and balls are much better for that)
At the other hand, I'm not going to hate princess dresses and baking just because I'm not a stereotypical girl.
I've always been relatively free and I've always known the "toys for girls" was a statistical rule meaning "most girls like these toys". To me, no problem with that - the divide made it easier to search. If I wanted the crafts book about astronauts and armies, I took the one aimed for boys and it never mattered to anyone that I'm not a boy.
Then again, someone I know was very upset as a toddler, when at kindergarten she learned about "girl toys" and "boy toys" - she was so afraid Saint Nicholas wouldn't bring the little cars she wanted but stupid dolls instead. Of course, everything was well again when Saint Nicholas didn't care about stereotypes and brought the toy cars
I would never sue anybody for making the divide. The stereotypes are right, provided you read them as statistical... "Most girls like dolls, but I don't. Most people are white, but Uncle Ed isn't." These are great lessons to learn for a child.
While I do take a stance on this, I wouldn't sue because that would be more hassle than it would change things. In the end, it's the consumer who decides - he or she has the power. The child has the power to ask for a toy car even if stupid advertisement says otherwise. The parent has the power to buy the toy car.
Why is it always in this direction - girls wanting boy toys and not vice versa? Probably because boy toys ARE more interesting! *ducks*
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I'm female. I just can't draw women
I dont think its stereotypes that are underattack any longer for the most part, at least not in a nation like Sweden, its archetypes which are under attack and I dont know what they'll do if they succeed in rooting them out because they're pretty important for anyone forming an identity, maturing to adulthood etc.