Ending toy "gender apartheid":
"In a move critics call 'policing femininity,' recent rule changes by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the governing body of track and field, state that for a women to compete, her testosterone must not exceed the male threshold."Who sets the "male threshold"? Are there males whose testosterone levels fall below it? There must be, just as there are clearly females whose testosterone levels "exceed" it. The article asks if high levels of testosterone give these women an unfair advantage. It likely gives them some advantage but I'm not sure I'd call it "unfair." It's an accident of birth the same way someone having a critical mass of fast-twitch muscle fibers (good for explosive strength/speed) has an advantage in the 100 meter dash over someone with more slow-twitch muscle fibers (better for distance and endurance). I'd be surprised if I have a single fast-twitch muscle in my body, but if I wanted to be a sprinter I wouldn't force fast-twitchers to undergo treatment to make it more "fair."
"If you know Legos, then you know the difficulty of my quest. Buying Legos for my 9-year-old son? Easy. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Alien Invasion, Prince of Persia, Pirates, Ninjago. The list of boy-oriented Lego themes is long. Girls are another story. The choices are close to nil."I'm sorry. Did I miss the memo that said that Harry Potter and Star Wars and pirates are only for boys? Or the one that said that "boy-oriented" toys and "girl-oriented" toys cannot possibly be the same? Geez, I must have stuck those notes in my file of Stuff That Belongs In The 1950s.