Let Toys Be Toys Update - Boots take down signs!

(17 Posts)
Lessthanaballpark Tue 30-Apr-13 23:24:42

Hi, we just wanted to give a quick update on the campaign as today we had quite a big coup. After a flurry of complaints whipped up in no small part by a post on our Facebook page Boots issued the statement that they are going to take down the gendered signs that currently put science toys under "boys' toys" and mini tea-sets under "girls' toys".

So thanks to anyone here who complained .............

Lessthanaballpark Tue 30-Apr-13 23:27:31

.......... and for those of you who don't know us you can find us here smile

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 01-May-13 08:03:10

Yay!

SavoyCabbage Wed 01-May-13 08:23:37

Wow! That's great. Well done.

wol1968 Wed 01-May-13 13:46:22

Good. smile My DD loves her chemistry set - much to my dismay I might add, as it involves high-level supervision and much meticulous cleaning up after use. grin

KoreRenati Wed 01-May-13 13:48:07

So glad to see stores taking notice smile So much for all the people saying it wouldn't make a difference at the beginning!

Lessthanaballpark Wed 01-May-13 16:52:08

I know Kore, it's been manic! We've also been since on BBC Five Live, BBC Tees, the Mail Online and The Guardian - all in the space of one day! Although as you can imagine, the comments on the Mail were derogatory to say the least!!

superbagpuss Wed 01-May-13 16:56:17

so pleased to hear it, my dt sons love their tea set grin.

milktraylady Wed 01-May-13 16:56:36

Well done!

ParsingFancy Wed 01-May-13 16:58:10

Oh you big shiny stars! thanks

MaMattoo Wed 01-May-13 17:00:20

Well done! I am so glad to hear about this!! From mum of a boy who loves to cook and clean :-)

Well done all. I've been seeing your updates on Facebook although I'm not on it very often and don't post.

I also have a DS who loves to clean and play with his tea set and pretend food. So it's great to see your campaign building. grin

leeloo1 Wed 01-May-13 17:14:17

Well done on the coup!

You'd be proud of my local Boots store, for the past few months they've had the aisle with all the pretty coloured skirts/dresses etc labelled as 'boys clothes' and the aisle with all the murky brown trousers/camo etc labelled as 'girls clothes'. There's gender reversal for you! grin

OneHandWavingFree Mon 06-May-13 23:14:51

Great article on the campaign in today's independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/how-parents-are-battling-sexism-in-toy-shops-8605123.html

Thanks everyone for the well wishes - pleae come join us if you haven't already, it's the strength in numbers that is making the difference! And please sign the petition too smile

OneHandWavingFree Mon 06-May-13 23:15:16

Sorry, link to article.

grimbletart Tue 07-May-13 12:13:40
AndMiffyWentToSleep Mon 13-May-13 08:50:32

That's fantastic!

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