Obama Tackles Gender Stereotypes During Toys for Tots

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Obama Tackles Gender Stereotypes During Toys for Tots

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During the annual Marine’s Toys for Tots program earlier this month, President and Michelle Obama helped to sort toys into the “girls” and “boys” bins. They delivered about 1,000 toys from the President’s staff.

While shifting through the science and sports toys, the President placed a basketball into the girls bin saying, “I just wanna make sure some girls play some ball”. You can hear a few people from the crowd clap and agree with his comment.

As he continues to sort, he takes out a T-Ball set.”T-Ball? Girls like T-Ball”, placing it into the bin. The crowd continues to look on, snapping photos, with some looking somewhat confused. He adds: “I’m just trying to break down these gender stereotypes.”

Watch the video below.