Here's a radical thought. Maybe men and women would get along better if companies and institutions stopped yelling about how different they are? I get it, everyone has their own opinion, and it's a sensitive topic but come on. Toilet paper for women? A cookbook for men? Some things are just absurd. And you can find them on the subreddit r/PointlesslyGendered. This online community is dedicated to collecting examples of the division between the two genders our society so desperately insists on, and over the years have gotten themselves quite a load. Here are some of the worst ones.

#1

Dinosaurs Are For Boys

Dinosaurs Are For Boys

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Jayne Kyra
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2 months ago

The correct response towards anyone meddling in what is none of their business.

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#2

I Feel This Belongs Here

I Feel This Belongs Here

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Hans
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2 months ago

Who remembers the blue oyster bar from police academy?

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Gender-tailored marketing messages are fairly common, but research shows they can have the opposite effect and repel consumers, especially women. In fact, they often backfire to the point of dissuading women from choosing a product they would have considered if the company hadn't talked about their gender so much, a study by Harvard Business School found.

The reason for this lies in human nature. People tend to resist being categorized (or made to feel like they are unwillingly reduced to a single identity) particularly when the product they're being nudged toward evokes a stereotype about their gender.

#3

Random Low Key Pic From 4chan

Random Low Key Pic From 4chan

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Sian Waldron
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2 months ago

Good on the worker

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#4

Damn You, Spaghetti Sauce. If Only I Had A Man Around! Dinner Is Ruined!

Damn You, Spaghetti Sauce. If Only I Had A Man Around! Dinner Is Ruined!

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Wendillon
Community Member
2 months ago

She should have asserted dominance by opening a jar herself in front of her mom

Noah-It-All
Community Member
2 months ago

YES

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elStiJneriNO
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2 months ago

please don't take the jar opening away from us. We are really really good at it.

Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

I present... The Athletic Woman! You are doomed!

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Chyppa Homer
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2 months ago

Hey, hey , hey ! we also kill spiders ... :D

Lauren Stewart
Community Member
2 months ago

#not all men. XD My hubby can't cope with spiders AT ALL! But he does come into his own when stuff needs to go into the loft! :D

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Donkey boi
Community Member
2 months ago

It's true, I can only open jars, I have to get the wife to open bottles, cans, doors, boxes and everything else that opens!

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Can you only get through the door if it is ajar?

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Hans
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2 months ago

This is sad on first though, funny on the second, but then, if you think of the marriage of this mom, deeply saddening.

Patricia Rix
Community Member
2 months ago

My good friend Linda taught me how to release the seal on a jar with the end of a spoon and I've found a better use for my man.

Mz Phit
Community Member
2 months ago

But... if you're getting your sauce from a jar your dinner was already ruined anyway (Quoting my Italian mother in law)

Myrtle Yoma
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2 months ago

My MIL would agree

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Nikki Sevven
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2 months ago

Gently tap all the way around the rim of the jar on your cutting board. Whack the top once with your flat palm. Rejoice as you unscrew the top and hear "thup!"

Louloubelle
Community Member
2 months ago

I love that my mother, who loved my father dearly, always opened her own jars.

David Gripon
Community Member
2 months ago

My heart just sank. There have been times that I couldn't open a jar:(

EQXL
Community Member
2 months ago

Hands up if your mom used to open jars for you and your siblings when you were young!

Johnny
Community Member
2 months ago

We're also good at leaving the toilet seat up -- good luck finding a woman that will consistently do that!

Paul Mitchell
Community Member
2 months ago

... maybe that's the only draw back she could think of, which isn't a really bad thing.

B00ts 2.0
Community Member
2 months ago

i can open jars

Seabeast
Community Member
2 months ago

Ha ha - I open the pickle jars in our house. Not because I'm stronger (I'm not), but because I've figured out how to open up the little claws on the lid by tapping it just right on the counter-top.

Ashley Galyen
Community Member
2 months ago

My step mom cooks when we visit. Usually I'm helping in someway. She always has a jar to open and usually asks for me to fetch my husband from the other room to open the jar. I just open it for her.

Nevits Yibble
Community Member
2 months ago

This one's a bit odd because most gay dudes I know are buff as hell

Pieter K
Community Member
2 months ago

But then with a gay dude couple the problem would be running out of jars to open. "Dammit Steve, what are we gonna do with all these pickles and mayonnaise? "

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Pheebs
Community Member
2 months ago

Huh. All hard to open jars have been handed to me since my teens by the males in my fam. They’re all perfectly strong guys, I just ended up with really strong hands. Guess I’m an independent female who don’t need no man to open my jars.

Emerald Lane
Community Member
2 months ago

You go Pheebs!

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kjorn
Community Member
2 months ago

if we don't have that... what other use we would have? we'd be useless!!!!! ;-)

The_tattered_hippie
Community Member
2 months ago

I talked myself into a relationship once by reminding myself how difficult it is to zip up dresses with zippers in the back by myself 🤣

Courtney Christelle
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't need a man, I just need a butter knife!

Jade Lynn - Panda's Brat
Community Member
2 months ago

The only jars I need help opening are the ones my partner has last closed, because he closes things so unreasonably tight. He's not sure why he does it but he's always done it that way.

IttyBitty
Community Member
2 months ago

All you need to do is warm up the jar a bit: put it upside down in boiling water. Makes opening way easier! Neither strength nor men are required.

Amy Pattie
Community Member
2 months ago

I would %100 tell my hypothetical lesbian this as a joke and give her a jar opener for Christmas on the year she comes out. I’m already a horrible mother...

Janice Best
Community Member
2 months ago

*SO* not true! I always open jars for my wife! And before her arthritis got so bad, she opened up her own damn jars.

Patti Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Taking the dead things the cat leaves to the trash.

Pamela Scott
Community Member
2 months ago

They make electronic jar openers. I thought it was for people that have arthritis like me had no idea that was why Lol Maybe the girl should get a jar opener for her Mom.

Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
2 months ago

My wife does the jar opening in my house, so by that mom's logic I'd be in lot of troubles right now. I am glad my wife doesn't know her.

mckenna kelly
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2 months ago

love the person and hate the sin

Barbara Baldwin
Community Member
2 months ago

And carrying 50 pound bags of pet food

Tammy Brooks
Community Member
2 months ago

One of those kind

Steve in Denver
Community Member
2 months ago

A lesbian has served me spaghetti and sauce. That mother was a liar!

Rebecca Surette
Community Member
2 months ago

At age 68, and blessedly single for the last 20 years, it's certainly the only one I can think of!

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
2 months ago

Some of us can kill spiders too.

Linda Christian
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2 months ago

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LaughingCat
Community Member
2 months ago

She's not wrong...about the jars, I mean. ;D

Agata
Community Member
2 months ago

I can share jar opening technique with you- hit strongly the lid of the jar with your fist (face your fist thumb up) and then open it, if it's not opening, try again, maybe you didn't hit hard enough. If you don't do preserves and the lid is going to the bin anyway, you can punch a hole in the lid with a knife or lift side of the lid with fork/knife/whatever to let the air in. I know, complicated, if you were a male, you could use penis to open it, but hey ho, you are a woman so you need to use your hands or other tools.

Caleb Lumpkin
Community Member
2 months ago

ok this is messed up on both sides

doris van natta
Community Member
2 months ago

She forgot - lifting heavy objects.

Esther Evans
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow!! I have to open all my jars by myself or do without...ha

Renate Stargardt
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm 52 now ... and since I was 10 years old, there hasn't been a single jar that I couldn't open myself. Just sayin ...

Nubis Knight
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not about pure force but technique to open a jar- someone should have told her. O.o

Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah yes, my daughter would have to go through SUCH hardships because she doesn’t have a man to open a jar for her. ........................... what?

Indra Servo
Community Member
2 months ago

did her mom threatened to cut her hands if she's still gay?

Carlota
Community Member
2 months ago

I've learned to live without pickles

Mark Kelly
Community Member
2 months ago

pfft men are more useful even though there are power jar openers.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh nooo. Now who's going to escort her to home?! Oh wait. His GIRLFRIEND/WIFE will!

Antonio J. Zozaya
Community Member
2 months ago

Damn :(

T. ROACH
Community Member
2 months ago

F*ck jar sauce.

J. Normal
Community Member
2 months ago

Damn, I only got married so he would take out the garbage. Who knew he could be multi functional.

RoseTheMad
Community Member
2 months ago

Ikr, as a lesbian I've never been able to have a jar of anything in my life oh nooo , such a sacrifice i've had to make >.>

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago

Ain't it da truth.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

I open my own jars <3

Cats
Community Member
2 months ago

Tip for opening a jar: Poke a tiny hole in the lid with a knife. The lid pops up and twists off easily.

HooowlAtTheMoon
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2 months ago

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a very smol kitteh
Community Member
2 months ago

lol

Jo Choto
Community Member
2 months ago

I open the jars all by my own self. I also take out trash, do minor car servicing, home repairs, lawn mowing, all the things. Never understood to the need to rely on another person for things I could do myself.

Mary Peace
Community Member
2 months ago

I have a gadget for opening jars, so I have no need of a man, LOL. Actually men are allowed to use the gadget if they need it.

Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

For me is the "cockroach killer" thing that I need! I open jars myself!

Queen Mab
Community Member
2 months ago

Well that certainly is a consideration

Alex the awful German
Community Member
2 months ago

well... opening jars and killing spiders seems all thats left for us ;-)

Mary Peace
Community Member
2 months ago

No, please don't kill the spiders! My mum always got my dad to put them outside. When I was older I found out he was scared of them.

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BiLal Asif
Community Member
2 months ago

That what's wrong with feminism

parmadillo
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2 months ago

Men are also good for opening bags and cans!

Gustavo René Sanhueza Raffo
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2 months ago

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she shouldn't try to change you, but you can't be right when you try to minimize and ridiculize men.. then wonder why straight men don't like you..

Potato
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2 months ago

Tiny violin.

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#5

Gendering Eggs Now, Are We?

Gendering Eggs Now, Are We?

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sturmwesen
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2 months ago

The problem is not the pink egg but the mom

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Suggesting that women will go crazy over a product wrapped in pink packaging just because some marketer assumes that all women love pink can come across as downright insulting, co-researcher Leslie K. John, the Marvin Bower Associate Professor at HBS, said.

"In a way, this project reminds me of my childhood," John explained. "When I was a kid, I had a babysitter who said, 'Leslie, your favorite color is pink.' She would put pink bows in my hair. Everything had to be pink. This project is partly a reaction against this feeling that just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I love pink! There's something very off-putting about feeling like you're being reduced to a single category of membership."

#6

And It’s Only $49.99!

And It’s Only $49.99!

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sturmwesen
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2 months ago

To be fair, a lot of women could buy one-for-all but don't and the variety for "male" body care grows.

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#7

Names Have A Gender?

Names Have A Gender?

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King Joffrey
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2 months ago

To be fair, there are plenty of languages where names do have a gender.

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#8

What To Get My Niece For Christmas

What To Get My Niece For Christmas

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Bow, I’m a Slytherin
Community Member
2 months ago

If my aunt was here, she’d say ‘makeup’. I’m not even a girl, I was AFAB, she doesn’t know that though, and for t he past 3 Christmases and my birthdays, she’s only gave me makeup-

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But where does this false notion come from? Why do companies keep trying to sell their products by emphasizing the buyer's gender? Well, the answer to this question might lie in one 2017 Pew Research Center survey.

It discovered that Americans think men and women are basically different in the way they express their feelings, their physical abilities, their personal interests, and their approach to parenting. But there is no public consensus on the origins of these differences.

#9

Gatekeeping A Yellow Jacket, Among Other Normal Things

Gatekeeping A Yellow Jacket, Among Other Normal Things

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Shelp
Community Member
2 months ago

How is yellow a gay colour?

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#10

Shaming Elephants

Shaming Elephants

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Truth Monster
Community Member
2 months ago

....is that elephant ok? Is that normal for them to do that?

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#11

"Male Doctor," "Male Chef, "Male Racecar Driver"

"Male Doctor," "Male Chef, "Male Racecar Driver"

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Bobert Robertson
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2 months ago

A male mail man

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I think marketers know this. Maybe some of them just haven't realized that to have an opinion and to base your purchasing decision on it are two different things.

This applies to other aspects, not only gender. According to previous research, for example, even stereotypes that cast people in a positive light—such as Asians excel in math—can trigger a negative reaction from these groups.

#12

Girls Don’t Have Ankles

Girls Don’t Have Ankles

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Haley Brock
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2 months ago

ahhh i think thats worse than period pains *ow* and last time i checked... i have two ankles

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#13

Fellas, Is It Gay To Touch Your Face?

Fellas, Is It Gay To Touch Your Face?

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Anna McHugh
Community Member
2 months ago

It's true, though. Holding your face together is the only thing preventing his XY-jaw from dragging along the floor, with his XY-knuckles. Plus, he has bonus nose-picking modality this way.

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#14

Sounds Very Mormon

Sounds Very Mormon

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Piet Puk
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2 months ago

How I can tell that this guy has a small penis? Because there is nothing telling what sex he is when he wears pants.

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#15

True!

True!

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Kristof De Smet
Community Member
2 months ago

how can a meal be too girly? I don't get it?

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#16

Cancer Isn't Gendered, Support Shouldn't Be Either

Cancer Isn't Gendered, Support Shouldn't Be Either

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Wendy Franck
Community Member
2 months ago

unbelievable, makes me so angry

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#17

This Guy Gets It

This Guy Gets It

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Hans
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2 months ago

It gets even scarier in fragrance commercials for men that show women sniffing at that stuff...

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#18

In Estonian "Ta" (Or "Tema") Means Both "She" And "He", Google Translate Decides By Context

In Estonian "Ta" (Or "Tema") Means Both "She" And "He", Google Translate Decides By Context

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Meike H
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2 months ago

Scary

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#19

Same Items Inside... Hers Costs 30% More

Same Items Inside... Hers Costs 30% More

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Meike H
Community Member
2 months ago

Pink tax

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#20

Because That Is Totally How It Works

Because That Is Totally How It Works

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artok
Community Member
2 months ago

You should not be angry because people lacks of knowledge. Flamingos are pink, many fishes are blue... Just teach them instead of getting angry which leads to nowhere

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#21

Apparently It’s Gay To See Now

Apparently It’s Gay To See Now

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Marcellus the Third
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2 months ago

Real men don't go out of their way for street signs, the street signs scarper out of the way.

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#22

This Is The Worst One I've Ever Seen

This Is The Worst One I've Ever Seen

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sturmwesen
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2 months ago

I am bothered by the door handles, too.

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#23

Girls Live On A Different Planet

Girls Live On A Different Planet

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

Or maybe it's from our periods (ok I'll show myself out)

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#24

Toothpaste For Men Only!

Toothpaste For Men Only!

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Haley Brock
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2 months ago

wtf i use that toothpaste and i use men's deodorent and its not to strong for my fragile feminine teeth or under arms this makes me so mad

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#25

Wait Until He Learns That Men Have Butt Cheeks Too

Wait Until He Learns That Men Have Butt Cheeks Too

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Ooooomangos
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2 months ago

Chewbacca thiccc

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#26

Pointlessly Gendered Shelter Caused Trans Student To Be Left Outside

Pointlessly Gendered Shelter Caused Trans Student To Be Left Outside

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Truth Monster
Community Member
2 months ago

Bureaucracy at its finest.....lol. Also, what a stupid shooter plan. "Look, there's a shooter! Quick! separate by genders!"

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#27

No Way

No Way

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Haley Brock
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2 months ago

well than...

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#28

Accurate

Accurate

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Persp Gold
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2 months ago

looks like 2 different species

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#29

Food Is Feminine

Food Is Feminine

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Hans
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2 months ago

...it likely was 95% barbecue receipes since "real men will only eat meat" roasted to charcoal and not touch anything sweet.

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#30

Pockets?!

Pockets?!

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Persp Gold
Community Member
2 months ago

I used to wear mens slacks for this reason and too many people thought it was a strange thing for me (female) to do

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#31

Men Can't Be Anorexic Apparently

Men Can't Be Anorexic Apparently

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Max
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2 months ago

Turns out diet culture messes with everyone.

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#32

No Bro It’s War Paint

No Bro It’s War Paint

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

Kinda contradicts the "You're a man you don't need a mirror" of nearby post.

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#33

Gender Appropriate "Fun"

Gender Appropriate "Fun"

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

A classic. And look how happy everyone is with his and especially her role.

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#34

Fruity Drinks Are Bomb

Fruity Drinks Are Bomb

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Persp Gold
Community Member
2 months ago

No one told him it was a girl's drink. He's just jousting windmills.

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#35

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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Bow, I’m a Slytherin
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2 months ago

Ministry of Magic?

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#36

Had To Share

Had To Share

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Hans
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2 months ago

Not sure of really sexist or mocking themselves.

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#37

Need I Say More

Need I Say More

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Anna McHugh
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2 months ago

That is really f@#$ing sad and makes me very angry.

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#38

Because Sexualising Babies Is Okay...

Because Sexualising Babies Is Okay...

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Joonscrab
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2 months ago

Ewww I'm disgusted. The second one looks like something pesos would think of.

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#39

Pointlessly Gendered Lit Sides

Pointlessly Gendered Lit Sides

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Shelp
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2 months ago

Not wanting to be nude with a girl seems pretty gay to me (/s)

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#40

Low Testosterone Male Pink Tool Set

Low Testosterone Male Pink Tool Set

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Joonscrab
Community Member
2 months ago

Patriarchy is the worst for all genders. Even men. These toxic masculine alpha males should really stfu.

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#41

If This Ain’t The Truth

If This Ain’t The Truth

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

"KILL YOUR SISTER" Lmao

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#42

“Things To Say When You’re Staring At A Boy Trying To Think Of What To Say”

“Things To Say When You’re Staring At A Boy Trying To Think Of What To Say”

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
2 months ago

No, really, I do wish they'd teach us more about Vikings!

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#43

Fathering A Child? Sounds Pretty Girly To Me

Fathering A Child? Sounds Pretty Girly To Me

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Truth Monster
Community Member
2 months ago

having a designer bag doesn't make you afraid of not being masculine. Why do you think there are diaper bags with flowers and cute baby animals? Because the demographic they are trying to sell the diaper bag to like it.

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#44

Because Somehow Exercise And Dieting Can Be Gender Specific?

Because Somehow Exercise And Dieting Can Be Gender Specific?

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Sanne H.
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Isn’t it girly to worry so much about your masculinity all the time? 😉

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#45

Found This Gem On Tumblr

Found This Gem On Tumblr

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Persp Gold
Community Member
2 months ago

All women have a donut hole in the center. That's just science.

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#46

Fellas, Is It

Fellas, Is It

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Haley Brock
Community Member
2 months ago

woah

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#47

Green Is Man, Red Is Woman

Green Is Man, Red Is Woman

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Persp Gold
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Unclear whether this is gendering or just keeping a theme edit: Just realized these are different white people on unrelated album?movie? covers.

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#48

This Sign On The Door To Our Laundry Room

This Sign On The Door To Our Laundry Room

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Wendy Franck
Community Member
2 months ago

WTF????

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#49

Pointlessly Gendered And Homophobic At The Same Time

Pointlessly Gendered And Homophobic At The Same Time

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King Joffrey
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is number 24 considered 'gay'?

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#50

Pink Bad For Rap

Pink Bad For Rap

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Piet Puk
Community Member
2 months ago

Nope seems cool.

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