Vtech… there are others… we’ll get to them… but Vtech!
My daughters first xmas she was bought a Vtech Crawl & Learn ball in pink (I’m hoping this year we have managed to get across the message re no pink please)
The other one despite having blue on the bottom & rim I would consider to be pretty gender neutral. After asking Vtech several times on twitter to explain to me why the ladybird on the pink one needs to be pink they said I could change it.
Which I did, daughter now has the orange one. But still the question has never been answered. Why Mr Vtech is the ladybird pink? Red seems to me like a perfectly serviceable exciting colour for a ladybird. This just seems to me like the representation of pinkification. There is no needfor it… it would look better red… the contrast of colours for baby eyes would seem much preferable with a red one so why is it pink? Did they show kids a pink one with a red ladybird? If they did what age were these kids… does it give evidence to them already being gender brainwashed? All questions I don’t know the answer to and Vtech don’t want to get involved in.
I would think in a neutral environment young children would gravitate to a ball with a nicely contrasting red ladybird. Why on earth were they offered a pink ladybird in the first place? I believe it’s because Vtech haven’t even thought about it. It’s a girls one, for a girl… therefore we’ll make it pink…
But this is Vtech, and this is why I will never buy anything by Vtech until their gender divisive range changes to a gender neutral range:-
Their all singing all dancing InnoTab 3s is available in guess what colours?
Their Innotab 3 is available in guess what colours?
Their Challenger Laptop is available in guess what colours?
Kidigo guess what colours?
Kiddizoom guess what colours?
Pocket Laptop guess what colours?
Baby Bear Laptop guess what colours?
I could (and some would say have) go on. This is gender division at such a young age by a massive company who really should be giving us a proper choice… not a pink or blue choice but how about something completely different. How about releasing an InnoTab in a single neutral colour so that boys & girls don’t get separated and parents with both don’t feel the need to buy 2 of everything? How about a choice for parents who want to buy your stuff but don’t want the gender stereotypes forced on them.
How about a choice Vtech?