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Pointlessly Gendered Products

This board is a collection of products separated into male and female versions... for no obvious reason. For analysis, click through any image or visit Sociological Images at

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Generic and "women's earplugs" (thanks @ omar_lizardo!)

"Intelligent like dad," "pretty like mom" t-shirts (thanks @ hipercor and @ Fem_Toman_Parti)

Well, they don't specifically say "for girls only," but I'm going to count these Princess Goldfish crackers with tiaras as gendered. (Thanks @ emilyblumm and @ SACHEM_PeerEd)

Pointlessly gendered pickles (thanks @ lettoysbetoys!)

Unnecessarily gendered trail mix (thanks @ gobonkersnow!)

"Girly girl binoculars" (thanks @ day_jess!)

  • LaRe'shea Hunter

    What the heck!

  • Navarre

    as opposed to boy-y boy ones?

  • Kate Pratt

    I know I have problems seeing through those terrible masculine binoculars.

  • Navarre

    I always find them too big for my little dainty woman hands. At at least being decorated with bright flowers and drenched in the colour pink I will never again pick up the wrong binoculars.

"Man crisps" (thanks @ day_jess and @ dcturner!)

"Manly indulgence" candles in "bachelor pad" and "ivy league" scents (thanks @ r0setayl0r!)

Vitamins support "muscle function" for men and "appearance" for women (thanks Meghan Q!)

GIrls' and boys' pirate ship toys (thanks @ MCIcsusm!)

"How to tell time like a man." (thanks @ catsandcatts!)

Pom-bar "wild" and "sweet" for boys and girls respectively, of course (thanks @ zoestagg and @ day_jess!)

Lavish pet shampoo: "pure" with a flower and "For Him" with the scent (?) of "sport" (thanks @ thepipsqueaks!)

Q-tips for men (thanks @Spencer Althouse and @catsandcatts!)

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  • Siobhan Gallagher Kent

    Oh my LORD. I'm embarrassed for whoever thought of that. And for whoever signed off on it. And for the entire company, really.

Rocket plane birthday card for boys only (thanks @Magda_Christy and @elakdawalla!)

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Sunscreen for men (click thru for a reluctant defense)

A Reluctant Defense of Sunscreen for Men » Sociological Images

"Tuff Chix" work gloves (thanks @wegotwits!)

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Pink lemonade for girls, of course; pirate lemonade for boys (thanks @vickyherbel!)

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  • Amanda

    Does it actually say "for boys/girls" anywhere on the packaging? I mean, that's probably the intent, but to me this just looks like each flavor gets a different look, and it makes sense for the pink one to have a pink character.

Pointlessly gendered travel bags (thanks @Vetreneanu Anca!)

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Gendered sports fanning. Go Volunteers! for girls and people (thanks @drgusrang!)

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Toothpaste for men, gently mocked by Margot and a friend if you click through (thanks Katherine B!)

Skinnygirl(tm) Wine: 100 cal per serving. Maybe guys wouldn't mind drinking low cal wine, too? (thanks @IllMakeItMyself!)

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Gendered nut mixes (thx @thepipsqueaks!)

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  • Dynamite PowWow

    Keep in mind that "Men's Health" is a brand. The magazine obviously has put some money into the production and sales of this product so in return they want their name on the box as part of their deal with Planters.

  • Dynamite PowWow

    Their probably even owned by the same conglomerate somewhere down the line and cross promoting their products.

  • Pat

    Wait, why do women get cashews? I want cashews!

Earbuds for "woman in charge" (sigh, thanks @SACHEM_PeerEd)

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