Some Parenting: Dad takes on Internet trolls, defends building a kickass DIY kitchen playset for his son
My kind of kid. And dad.
When I was a small child, I also wanted a kitchen playset (mostly the refrigerator, but that counts). I didn't get one, but mainly because they were expensive. Several times during my childhood, most recently for Christmas when I was 9, I was given fake-grocery playsets that I wanted.
I also had at least one each of Rainbow Brite and Care Bear toys, and watched My Little Pony and Friends during the Hasbro morning block.
I don't know what these said about my gender-normitude. That I liked appliances? That I enjoyed eating and/or playing shopkeep? Whatever it was, the worst fears of people with awful beliefs didn't come true. Because toys don't control that. Even if they did, so what? Who cares? Live and let live!
It's worth noting that I also played with action figures, Transformers and other dude stuff. The boy in the link does too, apparently.
Could it be that I, just like this boy, just really liked playing with toys?