Will Playing With Dolls Make Boys More Sensitive and Caring?

Pasadena entrepreneur sees opportunity – but pitfalls, too

Monday, December 1, 2014 | 6:23 pm

Pasadena-based Children of America Dolls is known for making toys that promote cultural diversity, but do they also plan to promote gender equality through their dolls?

Founder Mary Eubanks, asked about the possibility of making dolls for little boys, said the toys may actually help boost the self-image and self-identity of young boys.

“Human emotions need to be nurtured whether they’re boys or girls,” Eubanks said. “[There's a sense of] nurturing and self-identity that girls get from dolls. Hopefully we could find a way to do that for boys.”

However, Eubanks said the idea may still take some time before it can possibly turn into a reality.

“It really needs some more thought as to how we can approach [the concept of] dolls for boys,” she said. “I want to be able to incorporate this for boys, but no one should feel uncomfortable with the concept.”

Eubanks said her company wants to expand their product line to potentially accommodate a range of different groups, spanning race to gender.

For more information about Children of America Dolls, visit http://www.coadolls.com.

blog comments powered by Disqus

GOT A QUESTION? NEED INFORMATION? HAVE A TIP OR STORY IDEA? To Contact our Research Desk, Click