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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x19 McKenna Pope: Want to be an activist? Start with your toys
TV-PG

  • 2014-01-28T21:00:00-08:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

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.

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