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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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


Posted 07/12/2007 – 02:32

Games become jobs?

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Lisa Mandemaker: Using an artificial womb could lead to more equality between sexes, but also between different family layouts. If men would be able to give birth to children, it would maybe be easier for male same-sex couples to have a child together.

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