Gender has been a hotly debated topic for some time now. For some people this is great, in-depth discussions about the injustices and societal imbalances caused by outdated gender norms are long overdue. For others it is unnecessary, virtue-signaling nonsense that gets in the way of more pressing issues. If you have any doubts about gender, just look inside your pants and carry on with your life.

Of course this is overly simplistic. But no matter where you stand on the myriad opinions and debates swirling around on the subject of gender, you can have a laugh at this list compiled by Bored Panda. Because companies and their marketing departments have been manipulating us for years, playing on our insecurities and ill-conceived notions of gender stereotypes to make a quick buck, we compiled a list of the most transparent, ridiculous examples for your viewing pleasure.

From man-pickles, to examples of identical products, except for one being pink and more expensive just… because, this list will leave you wondering why all this is necessary in this day and age. Scroll down to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Knitting Is Only Manly If It's Done On Horseback. What?

Knitting Is Only Manly If It's Done On Horseback. What?

Natalia Wilson Report

Jef Bateman
Community Member
2 years ago

He really needs a mountain lion draped over the back of the horse. I hope he is knitting a rifle cozy for his shotgun.

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#2

My Superhero Loving 7-Year-Old Daughter Not Impressed When She Spotted This Sign In Tesco Today

My Superhero Loving 7-Year-Old Daughter Not Impressed When She Spotted This Sign In Tesco Today

karlou Report

boredhuman
Community Member
2 years ago

This is how you turn a superhero into a supervillain Tesco. Thnx!

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#3

Books In Harrods Children's Section

Books In Harrods Children's Section

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just a thought!
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so wrong... It needs to stop.

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#4

I Forgot That Men And Women Didn't Have The Same Kind Of Teeth

I Forgot That Men And Women Didn't Have The Same Kind Of Teeth

seungchueol Report

N G
Community Member
2 years ago

Obviously the cap is on so tight thar girls can't open it :D

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#5

When Your Masculinity Is Too Fragile But You Want A Bath Bomb

When Your Masculinity Is Too Fragile But You Want A Bath Bomb

tbhjuststop Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

"Fart bubble enhancing"

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#6

Can’t Believe That I Could Hold This Chip Bag With My Little Woman Hands

Can’t Believe That I Could Hold This Chip Bag With My Little Woman Hands

moseby Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Does it shrink in cold water?

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#7

Ah, The Classic Gender Binary: Men And Shoes

Ah, The Classic Gender Binary: Men And Shoes

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Oscar Paolantoni
Community Member
2 years ago

Double choice for men in high heels

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#8

Are You A Boy Or An Apricot

Are You A Boy Or An Apricot

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Bored Savage
Community Member
2 years ago

Ok.... men don't like to shop. They don't want to smell 5million shampoo bottles, before they decide to go with the first one, like most of us girls do. They want to go into the store, grab a shampoo, any shampoo, and get the eff out. So actually this just shows you how easy men are (no offense gentlemen :) )And if we think about it... is it really fair that only women are pictured on anti wrinkle cream? What if a man wants to be wrinkle free? And what if a man wants to smell like strawberry shortcake? How fair is it to them that they only have one tiny section at Walgreens?

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#9

Bronut - Because Snacks Are Such A Girly Thing Usually

Bronut - Because Snacks Are Such A Girly Thing Usually

pixenz Report

Oscar Paolantoni
Community Member
2 years ago

Producers must rely a lot on some consumers' stupidity. Can't see any other explanation

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#10

Whoever Approved This Needs To Sit Down And Look At Their Life Choices

Whoever Approved This Needs To Sit Down And Look At Their Life Choices

ophelilol Report

img
Community Member
2 years ago

All of them may not necessarily be the same... There could be a girl genius under there. Did you check?

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#11

Gift Guide For Who Exactly?

Gift Guide For Who Exactly?

hellocontrol Report

Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL! What the hell is that picture supposed to represent?

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#12

Is Your Gender Girly Girl Or North American

Is Your Gender Girly Girl Or North American

glutenfreelofi Report

Berta
Community Member
2 years ago

but sometimes girls do like "girly" things... I know I do

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#13

What?

What?

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
2 years ago

Sheer stupid.

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#14

As seen at NYU Bookstore

As seen at NYU Bookstore

NameWithNumber Report

Olga Vol
Community Member
2 years ago

omg... they actually print things like that on BABY clothes???

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#15

Alright, We Really Need To Draw The Line At Gendering Poop

Alright, We Really Need To Draw The Line At Gendering Poop

pilotbacon Report

Taryn Wallace
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait.....my poop IS pink is no one else's?????

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#16

Man Size Kleenex For My Male Tears

Man Size Kleenex For My Male Tears

masculinityissofragile Report

Fabian Fäbs
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah sure... tears...

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#17

This Week In Unnecessarily Gendered Products

This Week In Unnecessarily Gendered Products

gothwhores Report

Ellis
Community Member
2 years ago

Laugh at this all you want, but last week I accidently ate men’s bread for three consecutive days and now I have a foot long beard, and earlier this evening I crushed an empty beer can against my forehead while belching our national anthem!

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#18

Tiny And Breakable, Like Men's Ego

Tiny And Breakable, Like Men's Ego

masculinityissofragile Report

Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

love the caption on this one!

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#19

Because Women Can't Handle A Full Box Of 100?

Because Women Can't Handle A Full Box Of 100?

xhable Report

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
2 years ago

That's just wrong

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#20

Good Thing There Are Man Candles. I Couldn't Illuminate My House Without Crushing My Fragile Masculinity Otherwise

Good Thing There Are Man Candles. I Couldn't Illuminate My House Without Crushing My Fragile Masculinity Otherwise

weemadando Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Our new smells: "Sweat", "Beer", "Bull", "Fighting Scene", "Violence, bottled"

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#21

I Have Absolutely No Idea What This Means

I Have Absolutely No Idea What This Means

voellig Report

Potato
Community Member
2 years ago

Trying to go by the photograph.. Carve your own face into a tree? Well good luck with that, guys.

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#22

Today In The Unnecessarily Gendered Products: The Earth

Today In The Unnecessarily Gendered Products: The Earth

sexydeathtime Report

Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

My son likes pink. My fave milkshake is strawberry! But alas I can't afford boobs

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#23

I Tried Women's Earplugs From Walgreens, But I Could Still Hear My Own Sobbing. One Star

I Tried Women's Earplugs From Walgreens, But I Could Still Hear My Own Sobbing. One Star

soliyou Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Admittedly, women may really have tighter ear channels. Still, selling these as "S", "M" and "L" would be wiser.

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#24

Today In "Infuriatingly Gendered"

Today In "Infuriatingly Gendered"

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

This is disturbing.

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#25

O Rly?

O Rly?

alexandratweten Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Grows a beard when in contact with water.

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#26

Really? Gendered Coat Hangers? Totally Unnecessary

Really? Gendered Coat Hangers? Totally Unnecessary

quitekate Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

"Totally neccesary. Your second baby is a girl? How can you emotionally torture her and not buy new hangers? Would you have put your baby boy into a shirt saying "little cutie"? So buy, buy, buy!"

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#27

Even On The Pink Plane The Pilot Was A Boy

Even On The Pink Plane The Pilot Was A Boy

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

thats just pathetic!

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#28

Finally

Finally

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Aud Wey
Community Member
2 years ago

Really!!!???!!!!????????

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#29

Q-Tips (Not A Gendered Product At All) Made To Look Masculine & Even Calls It A Tool To Make It Not Feminine

Q-Tips (Not A Gendered Product At All) Made To Look Masculine & Even Calls It A Tool To Make It Not Feminine

raychle1bernoth Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Back in my days, multi-tools looked differently. And sticking them into your ears hurt. A lot.

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#30

They're Exactly The Same

They're Exactly The Same

WaffleFoxes Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely crazy! It's like when you buy Wellington boots (For Women) or Gloves (For women) or Warm socks (For Women).. They're all exactly the same design. ..

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#31

I Guess Gendered Batteries Are A Thing Now?

I Guess Gendered Batteries Are A Thing Now?

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Potato
Community Member
2 years ago

Why don't we just put unicorns on EVERYTHING, regardless of gender?

Weeping Willowz (WeepingWillowz)
Community Member
2 years ago

UNICORNS ARE BADASS.

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Guinevere
Community Member
2 years ago

Do they fuel my girlpower? Unless, I'm not interested

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh dear God

Grace Barclay
Community Member
2 years ago

I have giggled with all your comments......this one I roared with laughter. Oh dear God is right!

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Rhianna Pinkus
Community Member
2 years ago

The girl batteries come with a free balloon so the fragile helpless girlies can fashion a weapon. Fill the balloon up with the batteries and beat the ad execs who approved this nonsense.

That One Feminist
Community Member
2 years ago

But it also comes with a free balloon, so... That's a plus!

Pi...
Community Member
2 years ago

And a minus.... Coz it's a battery. I'll go now.

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Jiří Schindler
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a girl power!

Mad Haberdasheress
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm jealous you beat me to that joke, lol. Well played!

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Taryn Wallace
Community Member
2 years ago

FREE BALLOON!!!!!!!!!! I bet the boys don't get a balloon!!!! I obviously will be purchasing this because of the unicorn and pink balloon since clothes and the mall don't necessitate batteries.....ooooh my dildo does tho.... well then it's a good thing they are pink cuz I shudder to think about the masculinity that could seep into my precious lady regions with MAN batteries

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
2 years ago

Who sits at the various companies and goes "ooh, I know, let's have a girls' and a boys' version of this totally genderless product". Who ARE these people and what planet are they from? Also, who buys this stuff? I would purposely avoid it.

Cassie
Community Member
2 years ago

Okay, but why do the batteries come with a free balloon??

Martin Pim
Community Member
2 years ago

Because the baloon department is over stocked

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Lara McIntyre
Community Member
2 years ago

That doesn't look like a pink balloon :/

Haylee Evans
Community Member
2 years ago

how stupid

Haylee Evans
Community Member
2 years ago

cool a free balloon

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
2 years ago

The balloon is totally the selling point.

Painting Puddles
Community Member
2 years ago

We need to make more profit on our batteries. Let's slap unicorns on them, double the price, and label them "girl batteries"

Abbie Catania
Community Member
2 years ago

And is comes with a free balloon!

Meaningless Thomas Sanders and Broadway Fangirl
1 year ago

YOU CAN’T EVEN SEE THE FRICKIN’ BATTERIES WHEN YOU PLAY WITH THE TOY!!

Well Hello There
Community Member
1 year ago

Why?

Sheena Leversedge Wood
Community Member
2 years ago

well, we DO have more battery operated toys and are more likely to be annoyed if they run out when... we're not finished playing with them :P

Michael Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Why does it come with a balloon?

Ms. Terious
Community Member
2 years ago

free balloon? God what has happened to society?

BrookieCooki~
Community Member
2 years ago

FREE BALLOON! and why is it 6 u.s dollars?

Emily Velasquez
Community Member
2 years ago

kids batteries, can we make them seem less like candy?

Lyone Fein
Community Member
2 years ago

These must be for sex toys.

Jilian Giles
Community Member
2 years ago

You know. For our (ahem, ) "girly" toys!

SnowyLynx
Community Member
2 years ago

Really?? A battery is a battery, and when plugged in, it doesn’t matter.

Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
2 years ago

and you can have a free balloon!

Anushka Saroha
Community Member
2 years ago

Am I the only one who just saw the little thing that said FREE BALLOON and then wanted to buy the pack, for the free ballon

Mad Haberdasheress
Community Member
2 years ago

These should come free with a vibrator. :D

Kostas
Community Member
2 years ago

it's not girly batteries - it's literally Battery-Girls. there. are. girls. on. batteries.

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#32

Is It Safe To Feed This To My Male Dog?

Is It Safe To Feed This To My Male Dog?

wethechampyons Report

Potato
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think a dog would care about her treats not being feminine enough. Neither would I, actually..

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#33

These Gendered Pickles Though

These Gendered Pickles Though

patsbin Report

Lena Sterling
Community Member
2 years ago

As a girl, your pickled have to taste lieblich (lovely) and as a boy it has to taste "kräftig" (strong), gosh, so wrong in so many ways.

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#34

Dude Wipes For Dudes

Dude Wipes For Dudes

Dayno000 Report

Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

coz only 'dudes' need to wipe!

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#35

Mom, Why Does It Say For Girls?

Mom, Why Does It Say For Girls?

abijenks111 Report

Olivia Roqueni [STUDENT]
Community Member
2 years ago

I know. When I was little, I wanted a red bike. (I am a tomboy) They did not have red bikes for girls so my mom bought me a boys bike in red. The bike was the same style, the only difference was color. About a week later, my mom is approached by one of our neighbors. "Why is your girl riding a boy's bike?" My mom did not know what to say.

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#36

I Heard If You Use The "Wrong One" Your Body Switches Sex Of Its Own Accord

I Heard If You Use The "Wrong One" Your Body Switches Sex Of Its Own Accord

rubylhlove Report

Lomion
Community Member
2 years ago

In my opinion the men's one is not square enough >:/

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#37

Make Sure You Don't Accidentally Have A Woman-Birthday

Make Sure You Don't Accidentally Have A Woman-Birthday

TheMightyShrub Report

Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 years ago

*rolls eyes*

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#38

Pointlessly Gendered Products Are Never Even Semi Decent Quality

Pointlessly Gendered Products Are Never Even Semi Decent Quality

Funky_Ducky Report

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so wrong. If a man wants a pink hammer, a man should get a pink hammer!

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#39

Man, Do You Need To Get That Excess Pet Hair And Fluff Off You? Then You Need The Man's Lint Roller. The Only Difference? The Color Of The First Sheet To Stop It Sticking

Man, Do You Need To Get That Excess Pet Hair And Fluff Off You? Then You Need The Man's Lint Roller. The Only Difference? The Color Of The First Sheet To Stop It Sticking

filmgeekgem Report

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

This is the dumbest one so far.

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#40

Little Girl's Beautician Outfit, Little Boy's Doctor's Outfit

Little Girl's Beautician Outfit, Little Boy's Doctor's Outfit

bethanyusher Report

Carmen Elena
Community Member
2 years ago

I really hate this.

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#41

My 5-Year-Old Boy Really Wants A Secret Diary But All Of Them Are Pink And Full Of Princesses And Puppies. Letting Boys And Girls Down Again. Why Can’t It Just Be A Diary?

My 5-Year-Old Boy Really Wants A Secret Diary But All Of Them Are Pink And Full Of Princesses And Puppies. Letting Boys And Girls Down Again. Why Can’t It Just Be A Diary?

gwened02 Report

Jiří Schindler
Community Member
2 years ago

Is it really that hard? So buy a paper notebook, for boy or girl, some pen and if you wont it to be secret, teach him about ciphers and codes, therefore more fun.

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#42

No Pink Champions Allowed

No Pink Champions Allowed

MegatronThermos Report

Sharon Halfhill
Community Member
2 years ago

Ew.

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#43

Wine In A Can, For Men

Wine In A Can, For Men

phridoo Report

Jiří Schindler
Community Member
2 years ago

If you are ashamed to drink wine openly, do not drink it at all, you are not worth it. There is nothing girly or feminine in drinking wine. You can still get hammered by drinking it. And drinking wine from a can? Prepare yourself to be purged.

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#44

Girly Tape

Girly Tape

Lialice Report

Olivia Roqueni [STUDENT]
Community Member
2 years ago

I have been using tape wrong all my life!

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#45

Girl Wipes And Boy Wipes With Bonus Pointless Gendering - Same Baby In Both Pics

Girl Wipes And Boy Wipes With Bonus Pointless Gendering - Same Baby In Both Pics

juliefairey Report

Bradley Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

I doubt these are gendered, it is much more likely they're actually different. My local shop has blue unscented wipes that can be used on newborns and pink scented wipes that cannot be used on newborns. It is a way to tell the difference between two different types at a glance.

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#46

Tweeze Like A Man

Tweeze Like A Man

legs_5_dayz Report

Kristin Connon
Community Member
2 years ago

Because my plain, metal tweezers are way too feminine. *rolls eyes*

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#47

Gender-Specific Eggs For Children

Gender-Specific Eggs For Children

Natalie Roshauw Report

Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 years ago

I was wondering: are these real eggs from chickens, or Kinder Surprise type eggs with toys aimed at boys or girls? I checked and Prior is a Norwegian poultry company and this gendered campaign was to encourage children to eat more eggs... http://www.medicaldaily.com/packaging-eggs-boys-and-girls-norwegian-egg-company-markets-gender-specific-products-children-256390

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#48

Men Can Get In Cast Iron Cooking Too!

Men Can Get In Cast Iron Cooking Too!

midwestmidlevelexec Report

Olivia Roqueni [STUDENT]
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww. I wanted to be rapunzel today.

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#49

Hope The Manly, Cheaper Red Ones Will Fit My Little Lady Ears

Hope The Manly, Cheaper Red Ones Will Fit My Little Lady Ears

elainelainex Report

Kururi.Orihara
Community Member
1 year ago

Pink tax

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#50

Nope, Not Prophylactics, But Gendered Chewing Gum. Sent By My Friend In Turkey

Nope, Not Prophylactics, But Gendered Chewing Gum. Sent By My Friend In Turkey

stockystockat Report

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 years ago

Let's talk about the name combined with the gendering. First sensations? Didn't know gum (or mints) could be that pleasurable.

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#51

Man Yoghurt

Man Yoghurt

vandergrapes Report

Sill Marien
Community Member
2 years ago

I remember they were good, better than regular ones and bigger and I used to buy them before I eliminated lactose from my diet. Still hasn't grown a beard though so I think they are not working too well ;)

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#52

Careful Now. Don't Want To Hurt Your Delicate Lady-Teeth On This Manly Brush

Careful Now. Don't Want To Hurt Your Delicate Lady-Teeth On This Manly Brush

Aceshigher Report

Agnė Kam
Community Member
2 years ago

I just guess that it's really good commercial trick. Some shit like - what a man if don't buy man staff, and in the other hand - there are a lot of man, who don't look how much it costs. So, another good trick.

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#53

Nail Clippers For Men

Nail Clippers For Men

e1iza Report

Yvonne Blau
Community Member
2 years ago

"Cuts tough toenails" ? I need this.

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#54

I Thought Stocks & Bonds Were Unisex. I've Been Doing It Wrong All This Time

I Thought Stocks & Bonds Were Unisex. I've Been Doing It Wrong All This Time

IrisHopp Report

Bradley Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a "girl power!" type post, to try and get more women into taking risks in investments.

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#55

Did Someone Say "Pointlessly Gendered"?

Did Someone Say "Pointlessly Gendered"?

somecallmenonny Report

Olivia Roqueni [STUDENT]
Community Member
2 years ago

When I learned to play guitar I did not have butterflies flying around me. Must have done it wrong.

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#56

If Your ABC's Weren't Gendered, You Learned Them Wrong

If Your ABC's Weren't Gendered, You Learned Them Wrong

Dewbi Report

Kristin Connon
Community Member
2 years ago

Start 'em on gender roles early! *gag*

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#57

I'm Trail Mixed Up About What The Difference Is

I'm Trail Mixed Up About What The Difference Is

i-r-elle Report

Stephanie Dison
Community Member
2 years ago

This actually makes sense. Men and women have small differences in dietary needs and often eat more carbs and calories. Our bodies are different.

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#58

Beautifully Smooth Pen For Her

Beautifully Smooth Pen For Her

nyelarebirthart Report

Kristin Connon
Community Member
2 years ago

This is the most pointless one I've seen. Pens are pens.

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#59

Literally Can't Find A Gender-Neutral B-Day Card

Literally Can't Find A Gender-Neutral B-Day Card

Ali_Rodney Report

Stille20
Community Member
2 years ago

I love that people made it this far down on the list just to get mad at the concept of the post. Like, are you just hate reading ten pages of posts?

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#60

Thank Goodness Coles Stock Pink Ladies Work Gloves! Imagine What Would Happen If Ladies Had To Wear Blue Like Men

Thank Goodness Coles Stock Pink Ladies Work Gloves! Imagine What Would Happen If Ladies Had To Wear Blue Like Men

theatrebel Report

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
2 years ago

The blue looks nicwr

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#61

I've Been Trying To Cut With A Man Knife

I've Been Trying To Cut With A Man Knife

dr.nykki Report

Eric Cox
Community Member
2 years ago

If people didn't buy pink things they wouldn't produce them, it's basic economic principle.

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#62

Girls Refuse To Be Safe Unless Glitter Is Involved

Girls Refuse To Be Safe Unless Glitter Is Involved