40 Products That Are Still Pointlessly Gendered

Published 4 months ago

It always baffles me when I see the products at the supermarket, like razors or lotion, categorised according to gender. Why just change the colour and increase the price just a bit more for the female version of the same identical product? Well, that confusion is just a glimpse into the world of needlessly gendered items found in stores.

We’ve compiled some of the most absurd instances where companies unnecessarily assign gender to products. So, sit back, scroll below to check out the most outrageous examples, and feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments sections.

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#1 Now I Can Finally Wash My Dishes

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#2 Apparently, Men Don’t Deserve Bright-Colored Macaroons

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#3 My Dad’s Tape Measure

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#4 God Forbid If Your Child Learned The Wrong Alphabet

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#5 Just Why?

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#6 If You Are A Girl Who Is Interested In Science, Make Sure That Your Microscope Is Pink

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#7 When You’re An Insecure Man Who Thinks Skin Care Is Feminine

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#8 Of Course, The Pink One Will Be More Expensive

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#9 For The Extra Charge, They Should At Least Throw In Some Menstrual Products

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#10 Kids’ Globes, Because For Girls, The Entire World Is Pink, And Only Pink, Right?

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#11 I Found This Terribly Gendered Bathroom Sign While Looking For A Local Restaurant

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#12 Damn, That’s Crazy


#13 Cotton Swabs For Only The Manliest Of Ear Canals

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#14 Men Exercise And Women Bleed. The Ingredients Are Exactly The Same

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#15 Well, Damn. I Bought These, Not Realizing I Couldn’t Use Them

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#16 Are You A Girl Or A Dreamer?

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#17 Pay More, Get Less

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#18 If You Get Your Boy Dog The Girl Dog Shampoo, He Will Turn Into A Flower

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#19 The Three Genders Of Gardening Gloves: Precision, Grip Extreme And Lady Garden

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#20 Thanks, FaceApp. Very Cool

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#21 How Would Anyone Know That This Is Masculine Deodorant For Men Unless We Present It With Nuts And Bolts

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#22 I Found This At A Walmart, Because Girls Need Special Basketballs

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#23 Ah Yes, Because We Need To Split The Bible

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#24 Who Would Want This On A Cup Anyway?

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#25 I Was Going Through Stuff And Stumbled Upon My Dad’s Old School Books

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#26 I Have A Feeling There’s Going To Be A Lot Of These Kinds Of Posts This Season, But Wow, This Is Bad

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#27 A Local Restaurant Offers A Woman’s Meal That Is Half The Food Of A Man’s Meal But For Only A Dollar Less

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#28 This German BBQ Cookbook With Recipes “For Him” And “For Her”

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#29 Gendered Garbage Cans

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#30 I Don’t Dare To Think About What Will Happen If I Accidentally Eat The “Wrong” Bratwurst

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Left: women’s bratwurst with sea salt and Mediterranean spices.
Right: men’s bratwurst with fried onions and cheese.

#31 Day Planner For The Boss And For Girl Boss (I’ve Checked, The Pages Are Identical)

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#32 Gendered Bow And Arrows

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#33 Just Why?

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#34 Even Dogs Aren’t Safe

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#35 It’s Water

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#36 Thank God, My Son Won’t Go Without Male Batteries

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#37 Wouldn’t Want To Look Ridiculous Now, Would We?

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#38 Chocolate-Flavored Cereals Of All Things

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#39 Crab Is For Girls And Spicy Tuna Is For Boys

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#40 Pointlessly Gendered Candy

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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