Tag: girls

Malala Yousafzai Becomes Honourary Canadian
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Malala Yousafzai Becomes Honourary Canadian

Malala Yousafzai has a message for Canadian kids: Don’t wait, to make a difference. Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader.
Yousafzai is an activist for children’s rights, and particularly the right for girls to get an education.
In this case, “activist” means that she tries to get that message out, no matter how difficult that may be for her.

Hasbro plans to introduce this new Easy Bake oven this fall.
Kids News

Different Toys For Girls And Boys?

Four-year-old Gavin Pope of Garfield, New Jersey, loves to cook.

But when his family decided to buy him an Easy-Bake Oven, they found that the colour and packaging made it look like a “girls only” toy.

The Easy-Bake Oven and its box are purple.

The packaging and advertising show only girls baking with it.

So McKenna Pope, Gavin’s 13-year-old sister, started an Internet campaign for a gender-neutral oven.

More than 54,000 people signed the petition.

Hasbro executives met with McKenna and told her they planned to introduce a black, silver and blue oven next fall.

Image by Alex Law
Kids

Artist Draws Superheroes Inspired By Girls

Artist Alex Law believes kids know best what a superhero should look like.

So, in a new online project she calls “Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You” she’s taken her inspiration from girls.

“I remember being a young girl myself and being unsatisfied with the female characters available to me,” she told TKN in an email.

“Most female superheroes are designed and written by adult men, and I don’t think adult men know or even care about what girls like.”

So, when she saw some little girls dressed as their favourite superheroes, she started drawing them.

And she turned them into superheroes.