Pope’s quest for a more manly stove started when she found her four-year-old brother, Gavyn, trying to cook a tortilla on top of a lightbulb. Deciding the young chef needed an oven of his own, she and her mother went to Target, only to find the Easy Bake packaging geared solely toward girls.
Pope posted her petition on the site Change.org, saying she found it “quite appalling” that “boys are not featured in packaging or promotional materials.”
She added, “The oven comes in gender-specific hues: purple and pink. I feel that this sends a clear message: women cook, men work.”