I found out about Goldie Blox, pastel colored toys for young girls, as an alternative to dolls. You can’t imagine the amount of controversy such a concept has started, even among my friends. Do girls need toys geared towards them? Why can’t they play with boys construction toys? The numbers don’t lie: women in the STEM professions are few, despite being half the population. As a mother of toddlers, I know that play is the most important work children can do. What do you think? Is mainstreaming the answer? What gifts do you like to give girls?