Gender has been a hotly debated topic for some time now. For some people this is great, in-depth discussions about the injustices and societal imbalances caused by outdated gender norms are long overdue. For others it is unnecessary, virtue-signaling nonsense that gets in the way of more pressing issues. If you have any doubts about gender, just look inside your pants and carry on with your life.
Of course this is overly simplistic. But no matter where you stand on the myriad opinions and debates swirling around on the subject of gender, you can have a laugh at this list compiled by Bored Panda. Because companies and their marketing departments have been manipulating us for years, playing on our insecurities and ill-conceived notions of gender stereotypes to make a quick buck, we compiled a list of the most transparent, ridiculous examples for your viewing pleasure.
From man-pickles, to examples of identical products, except for one being pink and more expensive just… because, this list will leave you wondering why all this is necessary in this day and age. Scroll down to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
#1 My Superhero Loving 7-Year-Old Daughter Not Impressed When She Spotted This Sign In Tesco Today
#2 Knitting Is Only Manly If It’s Done On Horseback. What?
#3 Books In Harrods Children’s Section
#4 I Forgot That Men And Women Didn’t Have The Same Kind Of Teeth
#5 When Your Masculinity Is Too Fragile But You Want A Bath Bomb
#6 Can’t Believe That I Could Hold This Chip Bag With My Little Woman Hands
#7 Are You A Boy Or An Apricot
#8 Ah, The Classic Gender Binary: Men And Shoes
#9 Whoever Approved This Needs To Sit Down And Look At Their Life Choices
#10 Bronut – Because Snacks Are Such A Girly Thing Usually
#11 Gift Guide For Who Exactly?
#12 Is Your Gender Girly Girl Or North American
#14 Alright, We Really Need To Draw The Line At Gendering Poop
#15 As seen at NYU Bookstore
#16 Man Size Kleenex For My Male Tears
#17 This Week In Unnecessarily Gendered Products
#18 Because Women Can’t Handle A Full Box Of 100?
#19 Tiny And Breakable, Like Men’s Ego
#20 Good Thing There Are Man Candles. I Couldn’t Illuminate My House Without Crushing My Fragile Masculinity Otherwise
#21 Today In The Unnecessarily Gendered Products: The Earth
#22 I Have Absolutely No Idea What This Means
#23 I Tried Women’s Earplugs From Walgreens, But I Could Still Hear My Own Sobbing. One Star
#24 O Rly?
#25 Even On The Pink Plane The Pilot Was A Boy
#26 Really? Gendered Coat Hangers? Totally Unnecessary
#28 Today In “Infuriatingly Gendered”
#29 Q-Tips (Not A Gendered Product At All) Made To Look Masculine & Even Calls It A Tool To Make It Not Feminine
#30 They’re Exactly The Same