Regarding “Governor Approves Wave of New Laws” (Bay Area, October 11): Once again, we are presented with the solution to a problem that never existed. AB1084 by Assembly Member Evan Low requires large retail stores to have a neutral zone or display for the sale of toys and children’s items. Do we really need a gender-neutral space for toys?
In reality, all toys are gender neutral, as boys and girls have been playing with other people’s toys since time immemorial. Any gender child can play with any toy they choose. Is it really necessary to politicize the sale of children’s toys in the name of political correctness? Having a section of toys for boys and girls barely “reinforces outdated and harmful gender stereotypes, and stigmatizes what is acceptable for certain genres.” Wow! It’s incredible ! Doesn’t having a gender-neutral toy section do all of that?