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 For some people this is great, in-depth discussions about the injustices and societal imbalances caused by outdated gender norms are long overdue.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?

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Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol

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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

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 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

MrPauloneill Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

If it was a photo from 1950 we would laugh, but this is sadly ridiculous.

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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

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Same with almost all skin products...it is just about perfume scents. In products, that are much better if they do not consist perfume at all, that is. Better chose by skin type. And even better, use only as much as _really_ needed.

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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

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Hans
Community Member
3 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

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Hans
Community Member
3 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
3 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

Lots42 Report

Lena Sterling
Community Member
3 years ago

If it was peach and not apricot it would make even a little sense

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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
3 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
3 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
3 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

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Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow

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#13

What?

What?

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 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
3 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

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Lena Sterling
Community Member
3 years ago

Now, my androgynous me has to got to the bathroom an shit out some brown poo with pink sprinkles

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#16

Man Size Kleenex For My Male Tears

Man Size Kleenex For My Male Tears

masculinityissofragile Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

What do I do if I shed tears due to my lack of manliness?

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#17

This Week In Unnecessarily Gendered Products

This Week In Unnecessarily Gendered Products

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Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Seriously?

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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
3 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
3 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
3 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

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Please someone interpret this? Lol

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#22

Today In The Unnecessarily Gendered Products: The Earth

Today In The Unnecessarily Gendered Products: The Earth

sexydeathtime Report

TropicalPanda
Community Member
3 years ago

i guess this is about the color scheme...

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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
3 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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Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Am I wrong to not be bothered by this one?

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#25

O Rly?

O Rly?

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Hans
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 years ago

thats just pathetic!

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#28

Finally

Finally

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Alex K
Community Member
3 years ago

that actually has a point if you read what it says on the cover...

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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
3 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

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Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

now....are they the same price? because if they're not.........wtf

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#31

I Guess Gendered Batteries Are A Thing Now?

I Guess Gendered Batteries Are A Thing Now?

Tsudlexip Report

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh dear God

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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
3 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

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Kobitka-artworks Tumblr
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3 years ago

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for girls these pickles should be much bigger, if u know what I mean xD

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#34

Dude Wipes For Dudes

Dude Wipes For Dudes

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 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

Andrew Duncan
Community Member
3 years ago

This is an example as something labelled for gender, some on this list are not .

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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
3 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
3 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

Meep
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd only use that hammer for hitting whoever designed that...thing

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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
3 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

Guinevere
Community Member
3 years ago

Jeeeeez...!

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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?

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Jiří Schindler
Community Member
3 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

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Sharon Halfhill
Community Member
3 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
3 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

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Patti Brock
Community Member
3 years ago

WTF?

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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

Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

they better be the same price!

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#46

Tweeze Like A Man

Tweeze Like A Man

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Desi Platias
Community Member
3 years ago

no comment

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#47

Gender-Specific Eggs For Children

Gender-Specific Eggs For Children

Natalie Roshauw Report

Nadine Ducca
Community Member
3 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!

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bloggergirl
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3 years ago

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the woman's probably making the food anyway

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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

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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3 years ago

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Non-standard colors usually cost more.

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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

Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

... yikes.

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#51

Man Yoghurt

Man Yoghurt

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Sill Marien
Community Member
3 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
3 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

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Yvonne Blau
Community Member
3 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

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

I think I briefly saw that ad yesterday! Can't confirm or deny whether it was worthwhile..

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#55

Did Someone Say "Pointlessly Gendered"?

Did Someone Say "Pointlessly Gendered"?

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Kristin Connon
Community Member
3 years ago

Is a girl's guitar method different from a boy's? I can almost see this. Women do generally have smaller hands. I learned to play the unisex way though.

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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

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Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

ffs

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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

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Men's one seems to have more carbs percentage?

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#58

Beautifully Smooth Pen For Her

Beautifully Smooth Pen For Her

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Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

who says men dont want their pens smooth?! this just got weird....

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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

Mixedupste
Community Member
3 years ago

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How about you grow up and just buy a f**king card!!!

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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
3 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

Lomion
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, the pink adjustable wrench seems even prettier than knife XDDDDDDD

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#62

Girls Refuse To Be Safe Unless Glitter Is Involved

Girls Refuse To Be Safe Unless Glitter Is Involved

notthevaledictorian Report

Mad Haberdasheress
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe I'm missing something but where on this display does it say any of this is for girls? It just says "super sparkly". I know guys who would buy this stuff for themselves, lol.

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#63

Because Manly Men Deserve Clean Hands Too

Because Manly Men Deserve Clean Hands Too

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Lomion
Community Member
3 years ago

protects only from the male-specific brain bacteria XDDDDDDDD

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#64

Boys Get Monsters And Girls Get Flowers. They're The Same Damn Beads

Boys Get Monsters And Girls Get Flowers. They're The Same Damn Beads

derycklafortune Report

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Monsters look cooler! At least they're the same price!

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#65

'Ladies Only' Credit Card. I Don't Get It, But It Does Come In Rose Gold

'Ladies Only' Credit Card. I Don't Get It, But It Does Come In Rose Gold

megan.welker Report

Bradley Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

Can't say about Singapore, but this would be well illegal in other countries

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#66

Hero Laundry Detergent At Target. Built For Men

Hero Laundry Detergent At Target. Built For Men

puttysan Report

Anna Mcaffee
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like motor oil

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#67

What Could Possibly Be In One Of Those That Couldn't Be Played With By Any Child?

What Could Possibly Be In One Of Those That Couldn't Be Played With By Any Child?

purekatherine Report

Lena Sterling
Community Member
3 years ago

I would have hated these as a little kid and today would never buy it for any little kid.

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#68

My Sponge Didn't Feel Motherly Enough

My Sponge Didn't Feel Motherly Enough

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Olivia Roqueni [STUDENT]
Community Member
3 years ago

Those eyes are staring into my soul.

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#69

Can't Have A Woman Testing And Approving My Dip!

Can't Have A Woman Testing And Approving My Dip!

Funky_Ducky Report

Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

i dont want any of your......'man dip.....'

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