The other day I was scrolling through Tumblr (as usual) and I came across a post that highlighted ear plugs that were marketed toward women, complete with a flowery design on the package and assurance that the plugs provided the ultimate level of comfort. Because, as we all know, women are soft lil’ pillows of fluff, unlike men who are burly and can withstand even the mightiest earplugs.
Or something like that…
By now I’m sure you’ve seen products marketed towards boys and girls signified with pink or blue color schemes, but the lengths that companies will go to appeal to their male or female demographic go far and beyond the color wheel. From yogurt (brogurt?) to shampoo, check out these 10 examples of some seriously unnecessarily gendered products. Please join us in the hilarity for some laughs before they subside into tears.
MandlesJust when I thought I've seen everything, I was told about candles for men...mandles. Check out this bacon scented one. Men love bacon and since they can't cook it themselves (that's a woman's job, right?) they have to resort to bacon scented candles to waft through their man caves. What a time to be alive... Source: Yankee Candle
Almost Every Costume At A Costume StoreObviously girls don't want to wear a giant watermelon when they can wear a sexy, form fitting one instead. We're not supposed to be funny! We're supposed to be sexy! That's why women were created, everyone! Source: Sociological Images
Earplugs For Delicate, Flowery Lady Ear CanalsI'm pretty sure that women's ears are just as nasty as men's ears, but you would think that they're a virtual meadow of daisies if you're to believe this brand of earplugs. I love how products for women are always centered around comfort, as if we're so delicate that we're one hardy earplug away from crumbling. Source: Drugstore.com
Doodle BooksBoys love drawing aliens and spiders. Girls love drawing flowers (obviously). Look, I love drawing flowers, too, but I don't think that's strictly a girl thing. And it's definitely not a boy thing to like drawing aliens. I just...ugh, this is annoying. Source: Pointlessly Gendered Products
Nail Polish For Men Who Need To Get Over ThemselvesLook, if you're a dude and you like nail polish, congrats. You clearly don't give a damn about not conforming to BS gender roles and you like the way your nails look with a little splash of color. Cool. Not so cool? Trying to dismantle all of that by opting for some nail polish that will make you seem more manly. Nail polish is nail polish, no matter how it's packaged. Source: Amazon.com
Nerf Or Nothin (But Vag)Okay, It's great that Nerf realized that girls also like shooting moving targets with foam darts, but what's with the "Rebelle" label? Last I checked, rebel was gender neutral. And I like pink and all, but what if I wanted a green gun? Why all the pink? That pink isn't even a pretty pink. Failure on all fronts. Source: Pointlessly Gendered Products
Pocky For MenAccording to AsianGrocer.com, this particular flavor in this line of popular chocolate covered biscuits is manly because it's " not as sweet" as the original. Because women...don't like bitter chocolate or something. Our taste buds are just too sensitive to anything that doesn't taste like cotton candy, I guess. Source: Asian Grocer
Scented RazorsIs liking nice scents a girl thing? Do guys not have a sense of smell? Do they not like tropical sensations? Do they not have souls? I'm asking the tough questions here. Source: Gilette
Shampoo For MenThis morning I just assumed that people should pick their shampoo based on their hair's needs. Now I know that we should pick our shampoo based on our gender identity. Of course! I'm an idiot. My bad. Source: Target.com
BrogurtYOGURT! FOR MEN! MEN YOGURT! MEN LIKING YOGURT? WHAT? MEN? YOGURT? NOT COMPUTING! Source: Powerful.yt
Do any of these make sense to you? What other ridiculous products have you seen that are marketed toward men and women in stupid ways? Tell us in the comments!