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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I can't speak for anyone else but I wouldn't.
    Why? Afraid she'll catch "the gay" by playing with a GI Joe doll?
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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    My sister's 2-year old son has a bitchin' red kitchen. And thanks to me, he has every kind of fake food you can imagine plus frying pans and pots.
    He'll probably turn into a fantastic chef, and will have you to thank for it!
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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    If your daughter wanted a GI Joe, would you buy it for her?

    Yes. Women choose military careers also.



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    Oh but it's OK to buy "boy toys" for girls. They are just tomboys. But buy a "girl toy" for a boy, and all of a sudden, it's a big deal. /sarcasm
    Exactly.

    I heard that at one time there was a movement to offer Easy Bake Ovens in gender neutral colors, and the same for the little sewing machines. I don't know if that came to fruition, because my girls are too old for that stuff.
    Truth is I wanted one of those when I was a little kid, because I was interested in cooking and especially liked fresh baked cookies. I never asked though, because it was portrayed as a girl-toy. But hey, cooking is for anyone who likes EATING, amirite?


    I DID eventually learn to cook, and today I am pretty darn good at it. Got my Mom to teach me, since Dad barely knew how to make a sammich. Division of labor back in the old days.


    But a Barbie doll is another thing. I mean what do you do with a Barbie? Play dress up in fancy clothes and stuff, as far as I ever saw. Not really something I'd particularly want my male child focusing on.

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    He'll probably turn into a fantastic chef, and will have you to thank for it!
    His daddy is. First person I ever met who served lobster at a campsite.

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Oh but it's OK to buy "boy toys" for girls. They are just tomboys. But buy a "girl toy" for a boy, and all of a sudden, it's a big deal. /sarcasm

    I heard that at one time there was a movement to offer Easy Bake Ovens in gender neutral colors, and the same for the little sewing machines. I don't know if that came to fruition, because my girls are too old for that stuff.
    I don't generally find tomboys attractive. That's just me though.

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I DID eventually learn to cook, and today I am pretty darn good at it. Got my Mom to teach me, since Dad barely knew how to make a sammich. Division of labor back in the old days.
    To be fair making a bitching sandwich is hard. You have to get the balance just right or it sucks. It's always slighty off it seems.
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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    If your daughter wanted a GI Joe, would you buy it for her?
    I had a GI Joe when I was little.
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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    His daddy is. First person I ever met who served lobster at a campsite.

    I hear ya.

    I got into backpacking in my mid-30s, and quickly started doing multi-day hikes deeper into the Nat Forest than most go, along with a couple buds. Now none of us were swimming in money so we tended to take cheap lightweight stuff (ramen noodles) rather than expensive lightweight stuff (Mountain House freeze dried), and cook in tiny pans over tiny lightweight hiking stoves (not conducive to gourmet cooking). After the first couple hikes, I became Designated Chef as I changed the menu to include pancakes and bacon for breakfast, beef stew and potatoes for the first night's dinner (it will stay frozen most of a day wrapped in foil), and stuff like that.


    Hey, I like to eat well, so I like to cook.

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Why? Afraid she'll catch "the gay" by playing with a GI Joe doll?
    Because I have no interest in getting my daughter into those kind of things. I frankly don't agree with women being in the military anyway.

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    Re: If your son asked you to buy him a Barbie doll, would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Because I have no interest in getting my daughter into those kind of things. I frankly don't agree with women being in the military anyway.
    Prepare yourself, Henrin. Kids have a nasty penchant as they grow up for thinking for themselves and making decisions you don't like.

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