Eighth-grader McKenna Pope wanted to buy her 4-year-old brother an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas, because he loves to make cookies. But she found that Easy-Bake Ovens featuring exclusively girls in their advertising and come only in pink and purple:
“I feel that this sends a clear message: women cook, men work… I want my brother to know that it’s not ‘wrong’ for him to want to be a chef.”
Pope started a petition on Change.org to persuade Hasbro to make a non-gendered version of the product. I signed it. If you’re on the fence about signing it, first watch the adorable video she made of her brother mixing cookie dough.