Girls' toys are so pink and old-fashioned. And it's making me cross. Think about it … dolls, prams, appliances, food – everything is bloody pink.
Don't get me started on the message it sends out. Barbie is still all about the perfect partner, house and wardrobe, Polly Pocket is either a rock star or trying to create the perfect bedroom and, Bonza Brats are the ultimate mean girls with a million different clothing choices and trendy accessories.
Can toy companies get real?
We teach our daughters they can be anything they want to be and do anything they want to do but toys tell them a different story.
A comparison by campaign group Let Toys Be Toys shows how in the Seventies, left, toys were in a variety of colours while today girls are pushed to embrace one shade
In a bizarre retro twist on feminism, toys in the '70s were gender-neutral in colour and boys and girls played with a wider range. Toy prams and appliances that were once red, blue and white and bought for both boys and girls are now pink, pink and more pink. What's happened? Shouldn't we have gotten better at this?
British parents have banded together to form the Let Toys Be Toys group. They argue that retailers need to stop segregating their products for boys and girls. Campaign founder Tricia Lowther told The Daily Mail, "It does bother a lot of parents, we seem to have tapped into a huge and growing sense of frustration with the way toys are promoted according to outdated, illogical and sexist stereotypes."