The Biggest Reason to Be Thankful for Your Brothers and Sisters on Siblings Day

Research by sociology Post-doctoral Scholar Elizabeth Sweet is featured in the New York Times.

Walk into a toy store, and you are likely to see toys specifically designed and marketed for boys or girls — without very much overlap. With pink and blue color coding, and princess and action-hero designs, manufacturers seem to be using more and more gender messaging to sell their toys.

Elizabeth Sweet, a postdoctoral scholar and lecturer in sociology at the University of California, Davis, argues that toy marketing reinforces gender stereotypes.

Read more in the New York Times.