Gendered crayons

Here's a set of gendered crayons from Melissa and Doug, whose image is of a cool, progressive toymaker. I found the "Truck Crayon Set" and "Princess Crayon Set" in the gift-shop at the Rochester, NY Hyatt yesterday, after checking in for the RIT appearance that I'm doing with Charlie Stross later today (tell your friends!).

One thing that surprised me about parenting was how gendered EVERYTHING is: gendered diapers, bottles, wipes — even kid toothpaste comes in princess or butch action-dude versions.

Gendered crayons, Hyatt gift shop, Rochester, NY, USA