Obama turned the toy-sorting gig for Toys for Tots into a referendum on gender roles.
New basketball? Girl box. (“You know what? I want to make sure some girls play some ball.” Tool kit? Girl box. (“What, girls don’t like tools?”) Tee ball game? Girl box. (“Tee ball. Girls play tee ball, too.”) As Obama told the crowd: “Just trying to break down these gender stereotypes.”