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Pointlessly Gendered Products

This board is a collection of products separated into male and female versions. Sound innocuous? Here's why it's a problem and who it hurts:

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Pointlessly Gendered Products

Pointlessly Gendered Products

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Gendered gardening (suddenly it needs to be even more feminized?) Thanks to @ TalkingDogGenre!

Gendered well getting

Gendered drinking, the Mangria

e. on Twitter

Gendered sleeping

Kenn™ R on Twitter

Gendered, eh em, "engineered" lip balm

Gendered, eh em, "Man Sized" soap

ღ Anna ღ on Twitter

Gendered cooking

Sydney Hartle on Twitter

Gendered therapy

Relena Warcraft on Twitter
  • Sophie Tynan
    Sophie Tynan

    Considering misogynistic attitudes discourage men from having emotions, feeling low, crying and seeking therapy (because all that is seen as week and feminine and heaven help them if they are like a woman) having male-targeted therapy and advertising that says that it is normal for men to feel crappy is a pretty important thing.

  • Mary Kate Ryan
    Mary Kate Ryan

    I'd agree with Sophie on this one. This seems different than "manly" yogurt.

Gendering bathing

Belle Jar on Twitter

Gendered poetry

27 Gendered Products That Prove Masculinity Is Incredibly Fragile

Because men and women have different bums? (thanks Catharine M!)

Gendered congratulatory chocolates (thanks @ Illmakeitmyself!)

I'll Make It Myself! on Twitter

Gendered Nerf toys (thanks @ Karly_fornia!)

Karly Smith on Twitter

Mantry - A snack box for men only (thanks @ calvinhyj!)

Mantry Brings You Many Manly American Munchies — Product Review

Goldfish crackers, pink for princesses (thanks @ tchmathculture!)

Ilana Horn on Twitter
  • Zabet Kempfert
    Zabet Kempfert

    It doesn't say it's for girls anywhere, so by saying that pink and princesses are gendered for girls, you're doing the pointless gendering.

  • Amy B
    Amy B, this post is recognizing the cultural norm that currently exists in the US in which advertising uses the "princess" concept to market products specifically to girls.

Gendered toilet wipes.(found at Walgreens)

  • Tazmen Hansen
    Tazmen Hansen

    On the bright side, at least they're the same price this time.

  • Kenyan Bunnie
    Kenyan Bunnie


  • Kenyan Bunnie
    Kenyan Bunnie

    Interesting. Depicting the whole females are gentle creatures, doesn't

  • Kenyan Bunnie
    Kenyan Bunnie

    *label BUTT wipes on the female one. It clearly does on the male one.

For XY fingernails only! (Thanks @ megmantis!)

  • Bertha Mason
    Bertha Mason

    XY =/= male. Using "XY" as shorthand for male erases and misgenders trans and intersex people.

Thanks @ wegotwits!

  • Covinskey

    I don't think these count as pointlessly gendered. They're pink because of breast cancer awareness, but they don't seem to be marketed solely towards women.

  • Van A
    Van A

    I agree. I don't see them being labeled as "women's gloves" anywhere

Gendered onesies (thanks @NFQblog, @Halfrican_One, @ztsamudzi, and @loveorchid77).

Zoe Samudzi on Twitter
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  • Jen Stanull
    Jen Stanull

    Body shaming in infancy???

  • Hans Bergström
    Hans Bergström

    How am I supposed to know which one is for boys when there's no sign above?

  • Juanita Blaz
    Juanita Blaz

    So very wrong.

Facials for men (thanks @ _al_man and @ carlyhawk!)

Alissa on Twitter

Even pet shampoo is gendered - @ loveorchid77

Gendered construction/safety gear. Thanks to Lisa Wiland!

More gendered bread from Maia in Toronto

  • April Rose
    April Rose

    omg o.O..... how does that make any sense?

From Em: "These Playboy chocolates were sold here in Germany for Valentine's Day... Men get Whiskey, Mocca-Rum and Espresso (Alcohol! And bitterness! And dark colors! Only motor oil flavored chocolates could be less threatening to your performance of masculinity!) "Girls" get Cappuccino, Nougat, and Raspberry-Prosecco flavor. I suppose raspberries are pink." Thanks! :)

  • TraceVonD

    LOL I'm so glad they gendered my food, my delicate feminine organs wouldn't be able to process all that boy food

  • Sullie K.
    Sullie K.

    They have saw dust and motor oil scented candles I'm pretty sure.

Miss Bic

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