People Are Sharing Examples Of Pointless Gendering And It Shows How Stupid It Can Be (50 Pics)
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.
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Dinosaurs Are For Boys
The correct response towards anyone meddling in what is none of their business.
I Feel This Belongs Here
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.
Random Low Key Pic From 4chan
Damn You, Spaghetti Sauce. If Only I Had A Man Around! Dinner Is Ruined!
Gendering Eggs Now, Are We?
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."
And It’s Only $49.99!
To be fair, a lot of women could buy one-for-all but don't and the variety for "male" body care grows.
Names Have A Gender?
To be fair, there are plenty of languages where names do have a gender.
What To Get My Niece For Christmas
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-
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.
Gatekeeping A Yellow Jacket, Among Other Normal Things
....is that elephant ok? Is that normal for them to do that?
"Male Doctor," "Male Chef, "Male Racecar Driver"
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.
Girls Don’t Have Ankles
ahhh i think thats worse than period pains *ow* and last time i checked... i have two ankles
Fellas, Is It Gay To Touch Your Face?
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.
Sounds Very Mormon
Cancer Isn't Gendered, Support Shouldn't Be Either
This Guy Gets It
In Estonian "Ta" (Or "Tema") Means Both "She" And "He", Google Translate Decides By Context
Same Items Inside... Hers Costs 30% More
Because That Is Totally How It Works
Apparently It’s Gay To See Now
Real men don't go out of their way for street signs, the street signs scarper out of the way.
This Is The Worst One I've Ever Seen
Girls Live On A Different Planet
Toothpaste For Men Only!
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
Wait Until He Learns That Men Have Butt Cheeks Too
Pointlessly Gendered Shelter Caused Trans Student To Be Left Outside
Bureaucracy at its finest.....lol. Also, what a stupid shooter plan. "Look, there's a shooter! Quick! separate by genders!"
Food Is Feminine
I used to wear mens slacks for this reason and too many people thought it was a strange thing for me (female) to do
Men Can't Be Anorexic Apparently
No Bro It’s War Paint
Kinda contradicts the "You're a man you don't need a mirror" of nearby post.
Gender Appropriate "Fun"
Fruity Drinks Are Bomb
No one told him it was a girl's drink. He's just jousting windmills.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Had To Share
Need I Say More
Because Sexualising Babies Is Okay...
Pointlessly Gendered Lit Sides
Low Testosterone Male Pink Tool Set
If This Ain’t The Truth
“Things To Say When You’re Staring At A Boy Trying To Think Of What To Say”
No, really, I do wish they'd teach us more about Vikings!
Fathering A Child? Sounds Pretty Girly To Me
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.
Because Somehow Exercise And Dieting Can Be Gender Specific?
Found This Gem On Tumblr
All women have a donut hole in the center. That's just science.
Fellas, Is It
Green Is Man, Red Is Woman
Unclear whether this is gendering or just keeping a theme edit: Just realized these are different white people on unrelated album?movie? covers.
This Sign On The Door To Our Laundry Room
Pointlessly Gendered And Homophobic At The Same Time
Pink Bad For Rap
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To be fair, I took pink plasti-dip to the handles of a lot of my tools. Buts that's not because I need pink tools for my delicate lady hands, but so the guys in my shop won't borrow them.
Smart way to use their fragile masculinity to your advantage
Jesus Christ, what the hell is wrong with you @Meme Mee
Aren't we the open-minded one.
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You must be a f****t.
Guys at work kept messing up my spreadsheets. One would need the password for it for official purposes and suddenly everyone knew the password. So I started making the passwords ridiculously girly. No one has broke in since. None of them want to say the password outloud. Making this shtshow work for me.
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I used to carry a pink lighter so nobody else would steal it. I use a pink calculatior at work for the same reason.
1. That's rude that they can't be bothered to just keep track of their own tools so they keep borrowing yours, which I don't know if you told them to stop but if you did and they didn't listen then that's very rude. 2. That's sad that the only way they wouldn't use your tools is if they were pink because they can't stand to use pink tools. Sorry if this is inaccurate but that's what I got from this, please correct me if I'm wrong
#2 is pretty accurate. I'm surrounded my "manly-men" (that said they've been really cool about having girl in the shop) As for #1, My tools get borrowed because my bay is the closest to the main doors. So stuff gets pushed in, but then they can't be arsed to push it the extra 50 feet to their bay and their tool boxes and they want to use mine so they don't have to walk. It happened to the guy who was their before me, also.
I hide my stuff in a tampon box in a drawer. Only woman in meat dept. No one touches it.
I used to do a similar thing with lighters. I decorated them with nail polish, glitter, & disney stickers. No dudes at the party wanted to be caught with the purple glittered Piglet lighter so it hardly ever got stolen. Worked with ladies too. When its that easily recognized, they dont seem to "forget" they had it as often
That's makes sense thank you Rae