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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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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
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6 months 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
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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months ago

Hen eggs and rooster eggs?

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Wietse Pot
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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months ago

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

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visvalin Vamadevan
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6 months 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
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6 months 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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6 months ago

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

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Terd Fergison
Community Member
6 months 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.

miten sasmita
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh wait till you read the quran. It says men can marry 4 wives, that women is a walking vagina thus she has to cover most of her body, and if a good man dies he goes to endless orgy party with beautiful fairies till the end of time. What a wonderfully mysoginist book.

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Hermione Granger
Community Member
6 months ago

Unless this is a devotional, it seems unnecessary.

me
Community Member
6 months ago

Unless they took out all the wife-beating crap from the bible, and all the shit about obeying your man, then fuck this.

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Every "holy" book is just a collection of old folktales, fantasy and lots of crap. Some things are so unbelievable it is laughable.. 😖👎

Kjorn
Community Member
6 months ago

should've been written by one. society would've been lot different. and not just the bible...

Kostas
Community Member
6 months ago

this one does not belong in here. religions in general are gendered and stupid

Asjinga Akangka
Community Member
6 months ago

If by religion you mean a traditional religion, you're right. However, modern religion that is not a spinoff of that traditional religion like Humanism and LaVeyan Satanism don't.

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Christel Nellemann
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6 months ago

Wait whhat... so the parts that tellwomen to obey and stay silent in groups etc are in extra bold letters ?? Barf...

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
6 months ago

It contains one sentence: "women must be silent and let men do whatever they want with them."

Tarryn Louise
Community Member
6 months ago

Bible should offend everyone.

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
6 months ago

Have all misogynistic parts been removed or altered in this Woman's Bible? Because if they've been removed, I think I can handle a 3-page pamphlet ...

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

I personally know women who have been convinced that they, AND their daughters, are nothing more than, and I quote - "A vessel for the man's seed". I almost died when I heard an acquaintance's 10 YO daughter say THAT!. You can thank any Fundamental Christian (?) group for those wonderful ways of keeping women in their place. ANYONE who takes the KJV version of the Bible as a way to RULE their family scares the living f' out of me. My daughter is NO ONE'S vessel.

Jaybird3939
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow! They really are serious about keeping men and women separate!

Rita Frost
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh I dunno, less smiting is always good, and I could do with that loaves and fishes recipe.

Linda Robinett
Community Member
6 months ago

When people have made specialty Bibles, it is the commentary and list of recommended verses that change.

ej wey
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6 months ago

Better yet wheres the Quran for women. Ouch

Living_Shadow
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6 months ago

There is none. The Quran is for all genders, races, and people

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Jessica
Community Member
6 months ago

Is it really a bible or is a girl code book

Stephanie Blasyak
Community Member
6 months ago

Did they edit out the misogyny?

Lex Ellyss
Community Member
6 months ago

No they edited out everything else so Christian women can be trained to be submissive that much quicker!

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PJ
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe it leaves out all the patriarchal bs and recognizes Mary Magdalene, but I doubt it.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

I think it's more like a daily devotional bible. Kinda like how some churches do separate men's and women's bible studies. Still doesn't make it ok.

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Devyn Nagy
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1 month ago

That's a lot of upvotes for a comment like that. :(

Super Hero Fan Girl
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6 months ago

Look what you did BP...

Asjinga Akangka
Community Member
6 months ago

Keep in mind that a christian tend to be more rigid in gender roles, especially about the fundamentalist ones. I'm not saying that it's a good or bad thing. But I guess this is for a woman that wants to live according to biblical scripture.

Mónica Sacco
Community Member
6 months ago

So, Moses is a girl? What about Jacob: has he become Dinah mother of the 12 tribes? Gimme a break!

Erika Jones
Community Member
6 months ago

Have all the characters been gender swapped?

Eniko Bata
Community Member
6 months ago

I don’t think it’s the real bible...

Living_Shadow
Community Member
6 months ago

I love how so many triggered Christians here are bringing up the Qur'an to try to say "Hey I know our book sounds bad rn, but look at THESE people!" Hah. Idiots. They haven't even read the Qur'an. Had they read it, they would realize that all the sexist, evil things the Middle East is doing to their women were never stated in the Qur'an. They (the sexism) stem from misinterpretations, not realizing that the Quran was written in the context of an older time and thus some things don't apply anymore or have changed, or they come from a set of writings called Hadiths. Hadiths are things that the prophet reportedly said or did and cannot be trusted because they were documented centuries after his death. This is where the sexism in the ME comes from. These are all serious issues, but don't go around saying our religion is this and that when you don't even know the whole situation or reality. Majority of muslims do not stand for sexism and hate. We want change as well.

Living_Shadow
Community Member
6 months ago

I want the cowards downvoting my shit to reply. But they won't reply because they can't even counter my points with valid evidence that isn't from their biased sources. This world loves to hate people, and when someone tries to prove their hate wrong, they'd rather die before they admit it. Keep downvoting, you haters. Live in your twisted mind, keep hating a whole group of people without realizing your own governments killed more of the them than they have killed yours. That they are suffering, they have bad people among them as well, but you like to think they are all bad. Keep doing it. its all a lie.

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Sharon Ingram
Community Member
6 months ago

All the comments from people who don’t have a clue.

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
6 months ago

Actually most atheists studied the Bible or were raised by religious families, and became atheists BECAUSE they have a very good, objective understanding of both the bible and the religious communities.

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*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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6 months ago

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Can y'all please keep your religious beliefs to yourself? Please? Words hurt, man. And yes, some smart women CAN stay Christian after reading the bible. Please stop trying to disprove others. Let people do what makes them happy, as long as it's not hurting others. What y'all are doing by saying all of this stuff is hurting other people just because you have an opinion and you chose the worst way possible to say it. Please, just be nice. Some people reading this may be going through stuff, and church may be the only good thing goin for them. Just please be more considerate of other's feelings. And no, the bible does not say that rape is okay. It hasn't been updated to modern times, and marrying the man who got you pregnant was just the way of the world back then. Plus, then the man has to live with the guilt of knowing he raped a woman, the woman he ended up marrying, for the rest of his life, and that child is a product of his greed and lack of self-control. Say stuff to benefit others

Karen Klinck
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6 months ago

exodus 22:16 "If a man forces a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall pay the bride price for her and make her his wife." Deuteronomy 22:29 "He is to pay her father the bride price of 50 pieces of silver and she is to become his wife, because he forced her to have intercourse with him." Specific enough for you? Or should I find more, like how Gideon's men took all the virgins in Jericho and raped them, killing everyone else, even the pregnant woman and little children?

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A Water Bottle
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6 months ago (edited)

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People. Keep your opinions about the Bible to yourself. Some people like me are devoted to it. I understand that most of you are atheists, which isn’t bad, but before you are spreading BS about someone’s religion learn about it. A google search won’t exactly always tell you accurate religious stories.

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
6 months ago

Keep your opinion to yourself because it offends me?!? Are you joking?!? How entitled can you possibly be to ask something like that?!? Also let me inform you that most atheists were raised as christians and studied the Bible as much and even more than you, that's how they stopped believing in it! How arrogant for you to assume that people who don't share your beliefs must be ignorant!!!!

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Vanities
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6 months ago

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Hey liberals. How about that Quran? You would fall all over Muslims that stone their women while hating on Christians. Stupid or evil...both.

Terd Fergison
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6 months ago

I speak out about the evils that muslim people do too. I speak about evils that secular people do too. I'm not worried about offending anyone.

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WillemPenn
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6 months ago

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TBF if men let women read the real Bible, Jesus might put silly ideas about equality and respect into their heads.

CP
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6 months ago

I like how you conveniently ignore the old testament. The Bible is not about equality of the sexes.

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Lily Mac Dennard
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6 months ago

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this could very easily be a bible helping with women's problems.

Monika Soffronow
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6 months ago

You mean like the best way to choose which one of your children to sacrifice? Or what to wear when you marry the violent bastard who broke into your home and raped you? Or how to never speak your mind?

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Charlese Bonca
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6 months ago

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Most Bible apps are more than just a Bible, they have lessons and specific teachings. So this one is for women? So what.

Eliza Greenwood
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6 months ago

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This is most likes a bible app that has bible studies and reading geared towards women... not gender based because only women are allowed to read the Bible, even Jesus is very clear that women and men have different roles and issues

Nora H.
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6 months ago

How and why are women supposed to read the Bible different from men? And in what way do women and men nowadays have different roles and issues? Please join 2020.

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Johane Moller
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6 months 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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6 months ago

Some women have beard's too

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Kaisu
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6 months 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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6 months ago

I'm also a shoe

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Dirk Daring
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6 months 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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6 months ago

Not gendered. Just seriously pink

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

Stunning, nonetheless!

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Hermione Granger
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6 months ago

There are no words....

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visvalin Vamadevan
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6 months ago

So what’s women size?

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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6 months 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
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6 months 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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6 months ago

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

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Rhea Hambum
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6 months ago

Fucks sake

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Craptavaganza
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6 months ago

The bible already is just for boys/men.

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Dirk Daring
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6 months ago

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

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