What do you look for when you’re choosing a product? Let’s say the product is something essential but banal, for example, a toothbrush. Do you want it to work how it’s supposed to and be comfortable to use? Obviously. Do you want it to be a color you like? Sure. Admittedly not relevant to how it works, but you do see it several times a day, after all. Do you want it to make you feel like a real man or a woman?

Probably not what most of us think of while we’re brushing our teeth every morning, but apparently, advertisers say yes. Here are some products that we don’t think anyone asked for gendered versions of, as found by people on Twitter.

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

If you want to make pink binoculars for people who like pink, that's fine! But gendering binoculars is so unnecessary and stupid

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Sonja
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1 year ago

well, the women's one is usually narrower, but has more space in the...breast area. at least the mine one has.

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Hermione Granger
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1 year ago

The concept is good, but it should still be a family game. No need to make it just for girls.

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Nobody is saying that selling things in a variety of designs is bad—people have different likes and dislikes and we would be bored if everything only came in brown. But is it any wonder why so many girls end up resenting pink and floral patterns when that’s the one look that advertisements and toy packaging tell them they should be choosing, while boys are encouraged to play with toys in red, green, black, and pretty much every other color?

For adults, who have had their whole lives to get to know their own preferences, it seems shallow and infantilizing. And when design comes at the expense of functionality, like pink glue or more fragile razors, it goes from uncomfortable to insulting.

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Miłka Chromińska
Community Member
1 year ago

Finally a product for me, I've had enough of using men's shampoo, apricots have delicate hair you know. We need specially formulated shampoos :D

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Sonja
Community Member
1 year ago

well, sometimes it is better to sort is this way. it is because of herbs inside. better than call it "tea-against-menstruation-pain", or "tea-for-those-who-has-prostate-gland-troubles". this is a better version, i think

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Falcon
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1 year ago

I wonder if it's a play on words. Hand and Man. Still makes little sense tho unless it actually explodes...

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Then there’s the opposite phenomenon, when marketers think things should be designated “for men” because apparently it’s not manly in the first place to use soap, eat bread, or have a cup of tea (chili in tea... I didn't know there was something effeminate about drinking things that taste good and don’t hurt.)

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Ed Souza
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1 year ago

I can only imagine the outrage if they made this for women... still funny, I would buy this one as a gag gift.

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Lingon
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1 year ago

Hen eggs and rooster eggs?

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Wietse Pot
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1 year ago

Goes great with men spread

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To be fair, some products are gendered because of average shape and size measurements or nutritional requirements based on sex. Even in those cases, though, what do we get out of labeling them “for men” or “for women” before said sizing or nutritional benefits? That just confuses and embarrasses people whose needs fall outside of those averages, because our proportions and chemistry vary a lot even within the biological categories of male and female. Further polarizing products by putting nuts and bolts or flowers and glitter on the package adds another uncomfortable layer by conflating our personalities and likes with those physical parameters.

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago (edited)

This one doesn’t specifically say any gender. There is nothing wrong with having a choice of pink plane or blue plane. Some people (whether girl or boy like pink and others like blue).

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Niito
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1 year ago

Is this a real toy? Is it played as the usual one?

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visvalin Vamadevan
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1 year ago

Lass wipes

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The American Marketing Association has observed that younger consumers are beginning to scoff at advertising that leans on gender, and recommends that brands focus on advertising “what a product is for rather than whom it is for.”

They say that brands could learn more about their consumer base’s habits and do better business by removing gendered marketing that could sway consumers away from products not traditionally associated with their gender, and embracing marketing that presents their products in a positive light for any consumer.

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sunshine_20
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Honestly, this isn't gendered, this is just two different types of products, with different characters/design.

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

These are just different colors, not gender-oriented. Am I not seeing something?

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Terd Fergison
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The bible is one of the most misogynistic books on the planet. It states that a women who has a female child is twice as unclean as a woman that has a male child. It says that if a woman is raped and they are found, the rapist must pay the father some shekels and they must be married. I don't know many women that want to marry their rapist. Just a sickening, disgusting anti-woman book. Evil garbage filth.

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Johane Moller
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1 year ago

This isn't really gendered it's colored. Only if you assign blue to boys and pink to girls can you say it's really gendered. As it doesn't say 'for boys' or 'for girls' on the packaging. I would've probably liked this as a child.

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Andrew Gibb
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1 year ago

Some women have beard's too

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Now this kind of gendering of products is problematic. Just making a blue and pink product isn't gendering, but this is just really icky and not the way boys and girls should be taught to think about themselves.

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Theory Buchannon
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1 year ago

I'm also a shoe

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Dirk Daring
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1 year ago

Point made on this one, but at least they didn't add the pink tax.

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Thiago Meira
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1 year ago

Not gendered. Just seriously pink

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

Stunning, nonetheless!

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Hermione Granger
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1 year ago

There are no words....

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visvalin Vamadevan
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1 year ago

So what’s women size?

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

Cards against humanity brought out the “for her” set as a jab at the “pink tax”. Maybe have a read up on it.

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Again, I don't really think this is gendered...? Some kids like to play with the rockets and planes while others like to play with the astronauts. I think it's really cool that there's a female astronaut doll and nowhere does it say that it's for girls or that the other one is for boys

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Ninja Kitty
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1 year ago

NO FAIR~! I WANT ONE WITH BURGER KING ON THE GIRLS SIDE!!! >:{

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Rhea Hambum
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1 year ago

Fucks sake

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Craptavaganza
Community Member
1 year ago

The bible already is just for boys/men.

Ana B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep. For example, "For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, women are to be silent in the churches. They are not permitted to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they wish to inquire about something, they are to ask their own husbands at home; for it is dishonorable for a woman to speak in the church." (1 Corinthians 14:34)

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
1 year ago

at the bottom though: "discover gross and gory bible stuff." *@#$% PLEASE! I CAN HANDLE GORY STUFF

Rita Frost
Community Member
1 year ago

No men in dresses then. Ooops.

Craptavaganza
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That tagline, I hear it in Bart Simpsons voice. 'Discover gross and gory bible stuff'

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Lmao! Totally!

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

discover gross and gory bible stuff… now i wanna read it!!!

loubie
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember that there was a book in my primary school that had boys only on the cover. I tried to read it and the boys will tell on me (we were about 7; and it had stuff about spys and LEGO etc. (stuff that I liked at the time)). It was pathetic.

Mohammad Abbas
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2 months ago

Did the teacher actually do anything?

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The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

My brother had this Bible. There was nothing sexist in it, it just had "gross bible facts" and little devotionals aimed toward tween boys.

Mohammad Abbas
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2 months ago

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Russian Otaku
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1 year ago

For when you want to train your sons to be stupid!

louis porter
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12 months ago

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Dan Buczynski
Community Member
1 year ago

EXTREMEly stupid

VeryDarkMatter
Community Member
12 months ago

So, its the normal bible then.. ?

*MINTYMOONS*
Community Member
1 year ago

FINALLY A BIBLE JUST FOR BOYS! -_-

kAiTLyN
Community Member
1 year ago

FINALLY. A bible JUST for BOYS

A Water Bottle
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Damn it people! Keep your fucking opinions about if the religion is real or not to yourself! This is actually hurtful to the people who are devoted to these cultures. I don’t exactly see anyone saying that the Islam religion is evil and fake. People would go crazy at you for being so bias against that religion. The Old Testament is basically a history book, rape is in there to show mans sins. Also, not all Christians agree with everything in the Bible. I’m a Christian and the Bible says that woman should not preach. Yet this weekend I was in a very powerful service lead by a female pastor, and I believe that Woman and Men should have equal rights and be treated equally.

Jessica Anderson
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

See, I would agree with you but there are so many chistians who love to tell everyone else how to live even if they're not christians themselves (I'm personally thinking of the same sex marriage debates). So no, we won't keep our opinions to ourself because you won't keep your opinions to yourself. Welcome to the free world where everyone can offend everyone ;)

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

There's also a princess bible--I kid you not.

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

Whole thing is stupid BUT I LMAO at the "discover gross and gory Bible stuff"

mummy pig
Community Member
1 year ago

FINALLY

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

Whew! Finally!

Loretta
Community Member
1 year ago

"Finally"

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Isn't this what [MINOR DENOMINATION OF CHRISTIANITY WELL KNOWN FOR SEXIST BEHAVIOR] uses?

PotterHead
Community Member
11 months ago

Are printing companies unaware that the bible was written for both men and women. IT'S FOR EVERYONE!!

Benny
Community Member
12 months ago

Wtf??

Bacony
Community Member
12 months ago

Now with more misogyny!!!!! Yay, humanity in general sucks!!!!!

Chris Sprucefield
Community Member
12 months ago

Religion... Says it all.

Linda Robinett
Community Member
12 months ago

Specialty Bibles have different commentary and lists of verses. And they are trying to get different people to read the Bible. OMG. Did any one notice "discover gross and gory Bible stuff"?

Nikolas Alarcon
Community Member
12 months ago

the boyble 😂😂

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

Does that mean that we women get to ignore it?

A Water Bottle
Community Member
1 year ago

My.. THAT’S NOT WHAT IT MEANS

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A Water Bottle
Community Member
1 year ago

This Bible for boys is just a simplified version of the Bible, I had the same thing when I was younger.

Theory Buchannon
Community Member
1 year ago

My brother has the same bible

@Daisychain
Community Member
6 months ago

and here we go again....

Anna McHugh
Community Member
12 months ago

I was about to say, 'Jesus, can you imagine the boy who'd be thrilled by this?' but I realized that would be too funny.

Danielle Renee
Community Member
12 months ago

aren't all bibles for boys?

Dalton Andrade
Community Member
12 months ago

I'm just wondering whether there is any difference inside! I'm seriously wishing not... May be they might have highlighted the parts where men can go away with violence against woman since the small-font writing in the right-bottom gave me some clues of that... Screw it!! I'd never buy such thing.

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

I call it the BuyBull.

Tracy Blankenbaker
Community Member
1 year ago

The Bible is the worst work of fiction you can ever read. Nothing but evil

El Dee
Community Member
1 year ago

What, because girls are all going to Hell?? Sexism AND religious fanaticism, they just go hand in hand, don't they?

A Water Bottle
Community Member
1 year ago

What? Mate I dunno if I got this wrong but all genders go to heaven or hell, or at least what I’ve been taught

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Rebekah
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1 year ago

Bible, with extra penis.

Charlese Bonca
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1 year ago

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Again, it likely has lessons and devotions geared towards men.

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Dirk Daring
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1 year ago

Every person who has never found their name printed on a souvenir is really ticked at Eetu right now.

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