Discovery Channel sells cool science toys for boys, crafty crap for girls

Mike the Mad Biologist catches the Discovery Channel pandering to sexist stereotypes with their diverging lines of merch for boys and girls.

The Discovery Channel recommends cool science toys for boys:
1. Discovery Whodunit? Forensics Lab (Pictured at right. Pretty cool, huh?)
2. Discovery Fingerprint Lab
3. Discovery Speed Detector
4. Radio Control Equalizer Stunt Car
5. Discovery Remote Control Chromashift Roboreptile

And what it's in store for Discovery Channel girls?
1. Discovery Ultimate Pottery Wheel
2. Discovery Knit Kit
3. Discovery Deluxe Nail Salon (WTF?!)
4. It's My Life Scrapbook Kit
5. Discovery Friendship Bracelets
6. Discovery Jellloopdeloops Jewelry Kit
7. Klutz ® Paper Fashions Kit
8. It's All About Me Quiz Book

Draw your own conclusions.

[Mike the Mad Biologist]

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