Ray Ban Google Glasses and Weaponry for Girls

Curated by CLAI

RAY BAN GOOGLE GLASS: Luxottica Group, the largest eyeglass company in the world, to design, manufacture and distribute frames for Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear. Based in Milan, it owns brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley and Persol, licenses brands like Giorgio Armani and Prada and manages retail chains like LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut.

Bow and arrow toy for girls

Mackenzie Medeiros, 9, tries one of the Nerf Rebelle bows in a Hasbro FunLab testing session. (Credit Gretchen Ertl, NYTIMES)

BOYISH GIRL TOYS? Heroines for young girls are rapidly changing, and the toy industry — long adept at capitalizing on gender stereotypes — is scrambling to catch up.

  • Toy makers have begun marketing a more aggressive line of playthings and weaponry for girls — inspired by a succession of female warrior heroes like Katniss, the Black Widow of “The Avengers,” Merida of “Brave” and now, Tris of the book and new movie “Divergent” — even as the industry still clings to every shade of pink.
  • Forget Ariel, the beautiful mermaid princess. Grace’s new role model is Katniss Everdeen, the (also beautiful) huntress/survivor in the “Hunger Games” trilogy of books and movies.

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