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Should children's toys be gendered?
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The absence of gendered toys would threaten the toy industry

The production of gender-specific toys lends irreplaceable support to the economy.
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The Argument

The toy industry is lucrative, [1] partly because of gender-specific toy popularity. If gender-neutral toys became a standard, the industry would make less money, because families would not feel inclined to buy multiple sets of toys for their children of different genders. The toy industry's profits would decrease, resulting in the loss of countless jobs. The toy industry should continue marketing gender-specific toys because eliminating this practice would hurt the economy.

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The toy industry does not have to stop producing gender-specific toys. They can continue making toys that appeal to traditionally masculine and feminine sensibilities. The toy industry merely needs to stop advertising their toys in such a rigidly gendered way. In this way, toy manufacturers could profit from gender-specific toys, while refraining from limiting a child's ability to choose their toys freely.


[P1] Gender-specific toys contribute significantly to the toy industry's profit.

Rejecting the premises


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