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People Are Sharing The Most Ridiculously Gendered Products They've Ever Seen

People Are Sharing The Most Ridiculously Gendered Products They've Ever Seen

A thread about unnecessarily gendered products has gone viral - with hilarious results.

In 2020, with society moving away from binary views of gender identity, you'd think the days of pink-themed packaging for girls and blue for boys would be long gone.

But no. When Louise, 19, a trans rights comic creator, tweeted a pair of male and female stock images in pink and blue with the simple caption 'Unnecessarily gendered products, a thread' she was inundated with responses.

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The illustrator's feed was flooded with images as shoppers shared examples of clumsy, dated branding from around the world.

At the time of writing, the thread has 15.7K likes.

Ladies, how about this stunning pink-themed Ouija board and bible combo?

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You know, for all those times when you want to commune with spirits from beyond the grave, and channel Elle Woods simultaneously?

Or how about this pink 'lady hammer' - after all, how will you know which tools in the shed are yours if they're not colour coded?

Credit: Twitter / @themouseyouknow
Credit: Twitter / @themouseyouknow
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Not forgetting these handy gender-coded tooth brushes, and pink and blue Pritt Sticks, for when you want to enforce gender binaries on your stationery collection.

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And don't worry lads, you're not left out of the picture.

Just look at this ultra-manly grenade-shaped bath bomb. Scented with black peppercorn and dubbed 'the man grenade bath blaster', this product means that you can quite literally blow all kinds of progress in gender expression out of the water.

Credit: Twitter / @themouseyouknow
Credit: Twitter / @themouseyouknow

And of course, there's the Boyble, here to teach religion on a strictly gender-binary basis, just like Jesus - who saw everyone as equal - would have wanted.

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After all that shopping, we need a cuppa. Only if it's gender specific, obviously.

Credit: Twitter / @themouseyouknow
Credit: Twitter / @themouseyouknow

Sadly, these images show that we have a long way to go before unnecessarily gendered products are a thing of the past.

Retailers, the 1950s called. They want their packaging back.

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Life News, viral tweets

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.