Fake for Real: Toys are Us

Van Mensvoort
December 6th 2007

toys are us

Play can be a wonderful way to learn new things. Even young lions obtain their predatory skills through play. Don't worry - it's only a game! Humor can bring relief in tense situations. But where do you draw the line between jokes and reality? Playing with a gun means two very different things for a child from a stable region of the world and a child soldier in Liberia. In particular, very young children, who lack frames of reference, can easily fall victim to serious, sometimes deadly games.

From our Fake for Real series.

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akira
Posted 24/05/2010 – 14:20

well.. its very shame that a child play with "toys" like that..
a real ak-47 rifle?

Arnoud van den Heuvel
Posted 11/12/2008 – 16:08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7uW5m_tAGk

Koert.com
Posted 07/12/2007 – 02:32

Games become jobs?

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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