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If you have ever wandered into the deodorant section of a store, you might end up confused as to why half the items represent things like flowers and fresh fruits, while the other half seems to focus on jungle predators and abstract concepts like “the captain” and “raw steel.” This is but a taste of how bad it can get with gendered things one can find in stores.

We’ve gathered some of the worst examples of companies needlessly gendering items and products. So get comfortable as you scroll through, upvote the most egregious examples, and share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below. 

#2

For The Extra Charge, They Should At Least Throw In Some Menstrual Products

For The Extra Charge, They Should At Least Throw In Some Menstrual Products

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#3

Pay More, Get Less

Pay More, Get Less

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#4

I Was Going Through Stuff And Stumbled Upon My Dad's Old School Books

I Was Going Through Stuff And Stumbled Upon My Dad's Old School Books

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't accept that, it needs to be pink and blue coloured! Maybe i accidentally became doctor as a girl unacceptable!!!/s

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Kids' Globes, Because For Girls, The Entire World Is Pink, And Only Pink, Right?

Kids' Globes, Because For Girls, The Entire World Is Pink, And Only Pink, Right?

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2 weeks ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I never knew the oceans are pink and everything else, too! Girls don't need to know why its called blue planet. I mean everything on this list is... unnecessary gendered, but this spreads also false information... at least it's not flat?

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#6

Apparently, Men Don’t Deserve Bright-Colored Macaroons

Apparently, Men Don’t Deserve Bright-Colored Macaroons

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#8

If You Get Your Boy Dog The Girl Dog Shampoo, He Will Turn Into A Flower

If You Get Your Boy Dog The Girl Dog Shampoo, He Will Turn Into A Flower

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Apparently girl dogs get dry skin and boy dogs smell bad. So if I meet a smelly dog I will now know it is a boy dog. (Been sarcastic in case people cannot tell)

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#9

I Have A Feeling There's Going To Be A Lot Of These Kinds Of Posts This Season, But Wow, This Is Bad

I Have A Feeling There's Going To Be A Lot Of These Kinds Of Posts This Season, But Wow, This Is Bad

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Roxy222uk
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But what if a woman dressed up and she didn't look sexy to a heterosexual man? Did you think of that??? Do you know how difficult that is for men to cope with?

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#10

A Local Restaurant Offers A Woman's Meal That Is Half The Food Of A Man's Meal But For Only A Dollar Less

A Local Restaurant Offers A Woman's Meal That Is Half The Food Of A Man's Meal But For Only A Dollar Less

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

$1 less and you get HALF the food? Look at the numbers! Half as much should COST HALF as much.

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#12

My Dad's Tape Measure

My Dad's Tape Measure

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#13

Damn, That’s Crazy

Damn, That’s Crazy

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Alecto76
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't assume women don't want to throw a grenade shaped bath bomb into the bath. Maybe some of us like to play navy seal in the tub.

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#14

The Three Genders Of Gardening Gloves: Precision, Grip Extreme And Lady Garden

The Three Genders Of Gardening Gloves: Precision, Grip Extreme And Lady Garden

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So do you use the lady garden gloves when you are pruning your lady garden.

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#15

God Forbid If Your Child Learned The Wrong Alphabet

God Forbid If Your Child Learned The Wrong Alphabet

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Astronaut,ball, dinosaurs, robot, umbrella vs apple, butterfly, dolphin, rainbow, unicorn... This s**t is infuriating

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#16

Thank God, My Son Won’t Go Without Male Batteries

Thank God, My Son Won’t Go Without Male Batteries

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#17

This German BBQ Cookbook With Recipes "For Him" And "For Her"

This German BBQ Cookbook With Recipes "For Him" And "For Her"

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least they could have switched the names of the authors so it would fit better? Women only eat vegetables! Yes yes! 🙄

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#18

I Found This Terribly Gendered Bathroom Sign While Looking For A Local Restaurant

I Found This Terribly Gendered Bathroom Sign While Looking For A Local Restaurant

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#19

Thanks, FaceApp. Very Cool

Thanks, FaceApp. Very Cool

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've turned my boyfriend in to a handsome bearded woman many times, never saw this lol

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#20

Gendered Garbage Cans

Gendered Garbage Cans

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sheryl! You must be ladylike when depositing rubbish! And for goodness' sake use the right bin! What am I going to do with you?

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#21

How Would Anyone Know That This Is Masculine Deodorant For Men Unless We Present It With Nuts And Bolts

How Would Anyone Know That This Is Masculine Deodorant For Men Unless We Present It With Nuts And Bolts

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#22

Wouldn't Want To Look Ridiculous Now, Would We?

Wouldn't Want To Look Ridiculous Now, Would We?

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When my daughter was young it was enough hassle keeping ONE bag ready to go and filled with all of the essentials, we had no time for ‘Dad bag’ or ‘Mum bag’, we just had bag.

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#23

I Don’t Dare To Think About What Will Happen If I Accidentally Eat The "Wrong" Bratwurst

I Don’t Dare To Think About What Will Happen If I Accidentally Eat The "Wrong" Bratwurst

Left: women’s bratwurst with sea salt and Mediterranean spices.
Right: men’s bratwurst with fried onions and cheese.

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Haven't you heard what happens if people of the female persuasion eat onions and cheese? OMG the horror! The horror!

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#24

Cotton Swabs For Only The Manliest Of Ear Canals

Cotton Swabs For Only The Manliest Of Ear Canals

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SynthaCybe
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now i have images of men's ear canals being like the corridor in Temple of Doom.... full of traps and what-not.

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#25

Chocolate-Flavored Cereals Of All Things

Chocolate-Flavored Cereals Of All Things

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least its the same amount... And why does the dragon spin a volleyball? Hmn.

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#27

I Found This At A Walmart, Because Girls Need Special Basketballs

I Found This At A Walmart, Because Girls Need Special Basketballs

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Shannimal
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Regulation WNBA basketballs are smaller than NBA...could be the same here?

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#28

Crab Is For Girls And Spicy Tuna Is For Boys

Crab Is For Girls And Spicy Tuna Is For Boys

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#29

If You Are A Girl Who Is Interested In Science, Make Sure That Your Microscope Is Pink

If You Are A Girl Who Is Interested In Science, Make Sure That Your Microscope Is Pink

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hey at least they've accepted that girls might be interested in science! if it even works, that is

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#30

Well, Damn. I Bought These, Not Realizing I Couldn't Use Them

Well, Damn. I Bought These, Not Realizing I Couldn't Use Them

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

one of the comments under the original post on reddit: I am a woman who is currently typing with my tongue after trying and failing to use men's nail clippers. Learn from my mistake.

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#31

When You're An Insecure Man Who Thinks Skin Care Is Feminine

When You're An Insecure Man Who Thinks Skin Care Is Feminine

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#32

Day Planner For The Boss And For Girl Boss (I've Checked, The Pages Are Identical)

Day Planner For The Boss And For Girl Boss (I've Checked, The Pages Are Identical)

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#34

Men Exercise And Women Bleed. The Ingredients Are Exactly The Same

Men Exercise And Women Bleed. The Ingredients Are Exactly The Same

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

TBF they are actually targeting different issues, and the left one doesn't actually specify it's for men only, so I'd let them off for this one.

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#35

Pointlessly Gendered Candy

Pointlessly Gendered Candy

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Boys get a wolf whistle. (a whistle with a rising and falling pitch, directed towards someone to express ... attraction or admiration.)

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#38

Are You A Girl Or A Dreamer?

Are You A Girl Or A Dreamer?

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

well you see the only things we girls dream about are big strong men solving all our problems /s

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#39

This Product Strikes A Cord

This Product Strikes A Cord

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#40

Ah Yes, Because We Need To Split The Bible

Ah Yes, Because We Need To Split The Bible

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The male version contains details on how to control women’s bodies, the female version has information on how to be subservient and a good wife. Simple really.

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#42

As A Man, I'm Going To Exclusively Start Drinking This

As A Man, I'm Going To Exclusively Start Drinking This

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#44

Pointlessly Gendered Piggy Banks

Pointlessly Gendered Piggy Banks

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Alecto76
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like they are attached to each other. So you put money in "his money" and it goes into "her money." Its not pointlessly gendered, just sexist. Why not say "her money for shoes." Don't half a*s your sexism.

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#45

Because Men Don’t Drink Wine And Women Don’t Drink Beer

Because Men Don’t Drink Wine And Women Don’t Drink Beer

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's worth noting that the champagne flutes are shallow and thus the ball is more likely to bounce out. Am I implying that this game is designed to make women drink more and get more drunk? Yes, yes I am because men are horrible.

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#46

Saw At My Local Yarn Store

Saw At My Local Yarn Store

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#47

Literally The Same

Literally The Same

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#48

Because Girls Will Melt If They Don't Use A Sparkly Pink T-Ball Bat

Because Girls Will Melt If They Don't Use A Sparkly Pink T-Ball Bat

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#49

My Poor, Poor Mother Bought This, Not Realizing It’s Illegal For Her To Eat It

My Poor, Poor Mother Bought This, Not Realizing It’s Illegal For Her To Eat It

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#50

Party Queen And King Crowns, But They're Exactly The Same

Party Queen And King Crowns, But They're Exactly The Same

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