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Let Toys Be Toys
Megan is one of the founding members of Let Toys Be Toys, a campaign group challenging gender stereotypes in childhood. In direct response to the campaign, fourteen major UK retailers and ten publishers have stopped signposting toys or books exclusively for boys or girls. Megan lives in London with her husband and two children, and has worked for LGBT charity Stonewall and Westminster Council.
Girl, Interrupted: A Deeper Dive into Gender Depiction
In the year Katniss Everdeen was dominant on posters all around the country for the last ‘Hunger Games’ film, we have been shown that strong female characters can be dominant in media for young people. However we have also been asking #wheresrey which has shown that gender prejudice can still be ingrained in the industry’s thinking. Following on from the session on female representation in preschool children’s media in 2015 we will look back on the past year and see if the industry’s attitude towards girls has improved. We will also be opening up the discussion to include older children,…