Pointlessly Gendered Products

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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: http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2015/01/20/five-reasons-why-pointlessly-gendered-products-are-a-problem/

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The "gender tax" begins when the pink bike helmet costs more than the blue one, and keeps going well into adulthood, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs said. Pink Tax, Radio Flyer, Buzzfeed News, Consumer Products, Feminism, Study, Sport, Stuff To Buy, Equality

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This lip balm looks like an outdoor first aid kit, so you know it's for men. Just men. Aid Kit, When You Love, Sociology, Oppression, Lip Balm, Gender, Lips, Study, Canning

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“Gendered candy.”

It's been a long time coming, boys. Sociology Class, Gender, Trousers, Canning, Nails, Boys, Stuff To Buy, Products, Trouser Pants

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Before this was invented men walked around with long, clawlike nails.

Pointlessly gendered alphabet. Do Anything, Stupid, Alphabet, Gender, Kids, Products, Young Children, Boys, Alpha Bet

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Pointlessly gendered aerochamber, from @ day_jess and @ fran_cescaJ With All My Heart, My Love, Stupid, Gender, Delicate, Ads, Products, Gadget, Music Genre

Pointlessly gendered aerochamber, from @ day_jess and @ fran_cescaJ

Pointlessly gendered songbooks from Emily S!: "Saw this when I was shopping for music for my piano students... Here's the songlists of each:   Boys' Songs: Barkin' Beau Big Chief Running Bear Daydreams and Sunbeams  Frogs and Snakes  King Tut Space Invaders Spinfest  Girl's Songs: Astronaut Wannabe Babysitter Boogie Cleopatra's Lament It's My Secret! Rollerblader Instigator Waltz for a Princess"  Astronaut "wannabe"!?!?!!? Running Bear, Space Invaders, Astronaut, Snakes, Frogs, Daydream, Piano, Gender, Students

Pointlessly gendered songbooks from Emily S!: "Saw this when I was shopping for music for my piano students... Here's the songlists of each: Boys' Songs: Barkin' Beau Big Chief Running Bear Daydreams and Sunbeams Frogs and Snakes King Tut Space Invaders Spinfest Girl's Songs: Astronaut Wannabe Babysitter Boogie Cleopatra's Lament It's My Secret! Rollerblader Instigator Waltz for a Princess" Astronaut "wannabe"!?!?!!?

aggressively gendering ordinary products near you! With All My Heart, My Love, Just Girl Things, Girl Stuff, Feminism, Equality, Gender, Thankful, Socks

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