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Eighth-grader petitions Hasbro to market Easy-Bake Ovens to boys
Eighth-grader petitions Hasbro to market Easy-Bake Ovens to boys

What to get a little boy for Christmas that isn’t the usual toy car set, video game or sports item? One fresh-faced activist suggests an Easy-Bake Oven. McKenna, 13, is petitioning toy maker Hasbro to stop marketing the kitchen set only to young girls, asking for images of boys to also be placed on Easy-Bake boxes. The Garfield, N.J., eighth-grader, moved to action by her 4-year-old brother’s attempts to cook on top of a lamp’s light bulb, has already scored nearly 18,000 signatures on her petition on Change.org. On the petition, McKenna writes that she found the lack of packaging or promotional materials featuring boys to be “quite appalling.” The girlie purple and pink colors used on...

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