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While the title of this post might well serve as an effective SEO strategy (although I’m not sure for what, precisely), it’s the natural byproduct of the gender bias I’ve been subjected to my whole life. So says The Achilles Effect, which made a word cloud out of the terms that show up most often in ads for toys for the XY set:

I didn’t realize how many times the world BATTLE was directed at my poor, defenseless kid brain. Bonus points: there’s a word cloud for the commercials pointed at little girls. Read How Toy Ad Vocabulary Reinforces Gender Stereotypes at The Achilles Effect blog.