Much has been said lately about the sexist messaging of toys geared for girls. But the ones marketed to boys leave something to be desired, too — at least according to Laura Hale, a California mother of four who’s using her entrepreneurial skills to launch a series of action figures that stresses kindness and creativity over brute force. Mac Mason, the introductory Generation Grit character, is an adventurous 14-year-old boy from 1943 who loves secret codes, camping, and baseball. He comes with accessories including a trunk, a bedroll and a radio — as well as a book, “The Adventures of Mac Mason,” with stories of friendship and mystery, meant to inspire play for kids ages 8 to 12. Click here to read more about this mom’s fight for more empowering male characters!
http://lansing.shine.fm/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Mac-Mason.jpg 426 640 Brian McIntyre http://lansing.shine.fm/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ShineBanner50Anniversary3.jpg Brian McIntyre2014-07-02 05:00:572014-07-01 12:06:27Good News: Action Figures for Boys Highlighting Brains Over Brawn