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Hasbro Caves To 13-Year-Old’s Petition And Creates Gender-Neutral Easy Bake Oven…Sort Of


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They are creating a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven. It’s just not really so much in response to 13-year-old McKenna Pope and her 4-year-old Easy-Bake-lusting little brother Gavyn.

Yes, McKenna’s petition to Hasbro for a gender-neutral with was darling. And yes, many a celebrity chef, including Bobby Flay and Michael Lomanaco, jumped aboard the bandwagon in support of a gender-neutral Easy-Bake that boys, too, would be comfortable playing with, since the allure of pastry chef-ing knows no gender bounds. And it’s true that McKenna, after her story went viral, snagged a “marketing meeting” with Hasbro. But that meeting was just so she could see the prototype of — voila! — the all-new boy-friendly Easy-Bake Oven.

In truth, Hasbro had been developing the black, blue, and silver model for the past 18 months, to be released Summer 2013. But McKenna got a special sneak peek and her brother got his Christmas Easy-Bake Oven early.

“I think that they really met most or even all of what I wanted them to do, and they really amazed me,” said McKenna.

Gavyn’s review: “Awesome.”

[Huffington Post]

One thought on “Hasbro Caves To 13-Year-Old’s Petition And Creates Gender-Neutral Easy Bake Oven…Sort Of

  1. Good for all involved! Toys that include all children are an excellent first step.

    Now, can we address obvious gender issues in the world of professional cooking?

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