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Boy wearing pink shoes vs. gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven

Two child-related gender issues are currently taking the Internet by storm.

In the first issue, a boy's mother allowed him to wear pink zebra-striped shoes to school.

According to the Huffington Post, the boy's mother informed him that the shoes were designed for girls, but the boy, whose favorite animal is a zebra, replied that "ninjas can wear pink shoes too." The photo, posted to Facebook, drew both criticism and praise from thousands of users.

In the second issue, a top chef called for a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven, saying the colors the toy is produced in only appeal to little girls.

The call to action stemmed from a 13-year-old New Jersey girl who wanted to buy an Easy-Bake Oven for her 4-year-old brother but disliked that they only came in feminine colors. She started a petition to Hasbro, who makes the oven, to produce the over in more or gender-neutral colors.

We're wondering what you think: Is it now OK for a boy to wear pink shoes or is it time for a gender-neutral Easy Bake Oven? Do you think these issues make a difference in a child's future?

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Mac Watson & Larry Gaydos represent "the younger generation of talk…because we grew up in a different era." To someone who has never listened, Mac Watson and Larry Gaydos describe their show as,  "relatable stories that emotionally connect with our audience…. basically, stuff that affects our daily lives here in Arizona."


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