Maybe the reason they "like" those things is because they're constantly told (through advertising, toy stores, friends) that's that what they should like. If you're a little girl and all you ever see are pictures of little girls wearing pink and playing with dolls and home chore toys, it's hard, as a child, to not take that as normal and desire it yourself. We care because we want kids to be equally encouraged to play with different kinds of toys, explore different things, and learn different skills so they can excel as persons, not as members of a particular gender. The fact that you, as an adult, find it weird and forced is exactly why this matters - because as adults we're still dominated by gender stereotypes.
Swedish Toy Catalog Aims for Gender Neutral Imagery
|11/29/12 10:17 PM|
I've been using an air purifier for two years and notice a difference in allergy levels and general health. I live with a cat that I'm allergic to, and the filter definitely helps. I've also seen notable improvements in respiratory health - getting sick less, and colds going away without turning into bronchitis-like situations that I used to experience. I use a Winix purifier with a HEPA filter though, and can't speak to the impact of using one that doesn't have a HEPA filter. The Winix is essentially noise-less and similarly (if not less) priced than the honeywell purifier, so I'd recommend the Winix.
Honeywell AirGenius 4 Air Purifier Tech Test Lab Review
|8/3/12 11:32 PM|