Want to be an activist? Start with your toys - McKenna Pope
- Published on: 1/29/2014
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McKenna Pope's younger brother loved to cook, but he worried about using an Easy-Bake Oven -- because it was a toy for girls. So at age 13, Pope started an online petition for the American toy company Hasbro to change the pink-and-purple color scheme on the classic toy and incorporate boys into its TV marketing. In a heartening talk, Pope makes the case for gender-neutral toys and gives a rousing call to action to all kids who feel powerless.
Talk by McKenna Pope.
- McKenna Pope TED TED-Ed TEDYouth New Orleans TEDYouth 2013 TED Ed TEDEducation Easy Bake Marketing gender-neutral toys activism