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(The Consumerist)   Hasbro to begin making gender neutral Easy Bake Oven after online petition gets over 44,000 signatures   (consumerist.com) divider line 188
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2012-12-18 12:18:48 AM

whatshisname: Sex: Male ____ Female ____ NeutralOther ____

F T F Y
 
2012-12-18 12:18:56 AM
What the hell...I think I have a force field that keeps guys that like to cook away from me.

Apparently, it also deflects guys with steady employment.

/chick
//can't cook or bake well*
///I'll be in the kitchen making sammiches

*I did make banana bread tonight. Nothing exploded.
 
2012-12-18 12:21:25 AM

DownDaRiver: Yes, everyone knows that purple is now reserved for the gays


More specifically, the lesbians. Well, at least that was the case when NOW kicked all of them out of power back in the days when feminism quaked in fear of Ivy Botini and the lavender menace.
 
2012-12-18 12:22:52 AM
I'm still waiting for the "E-Z Barbeque Grill"
 
2012-12-18 12:25:44 AM

megarian: What the hell...I think I have a force field that keeps guys that like to cook away from me.


Or maybe you should stop dating men that you met at McDonald's or the frozen pizza section of Safeway?
 
2012-12-18 12:25:48 AM

British: Simple: Give it a branding. Make it a Gordon Ramsay easy-bake oven. Have it berate you with insults when you burn the meal. That will teach you to be a good chef!


I have said for several years now they need to have the Gordon Ramsay toy kitchen. Children will be shouting at one another for not being able to tell the difference between winter savory and thyme.
 
2012-12-18 12:28:13 AM

MrEricSir: megarian: What the hell...I think I have a force field that keeps guys that like to cook away from me.

Or maybe you should stop dating men that you met at McDonald's or the frozen pizza section of Safeway?


Well, there's my problem.
 
2012-12-18 12:30:57 AM
Even if no boys ever bought the oven, why shouldn't it come in black and silver? Real ovens come in black and silver. The recommended age for this toy is 8+ - and as the parent of an 8-year-old, I know at least SOME of the kids of this age are very interested in "grown up" looking stuff, and not just cutesy kid toys.

I might just buy this for my boys. And no, I don't care if it doesn't work that well. Our kids like to play with real stuff, and it scares the heck out of me.
 
2012-12-18 12:31:46 AM

RedPhoenix122: I'm still waiting for the "E-Z Barbeque Grill"


Or the E-Z Home Distillery. That would be educational and maybe even profitable, too.
 
2012-12-18 12:32:55 AM

Gyrfalcon: No, apparently that is a bad thing. The idea that men and women might possibly be different is entirely a social construct and has nothing at all to do with our different body types and hormonal balances.


The blue for boys and pink for girls is 100% cultural. Used to be the reverse.
 
2012-12-18 12:35:12 AM

FunkOut: hildren will be shouting at one another for not being able to tell the difference between winter savory and thyme.


I'd pay money for a show where cute kids yell at adults with gordon ramsey insults. A 5 year old calling an adult a damn stupid donkey? Ratings gold.
 
2012-12-18 12:37:24 AM

chapman: FunkOut: hildren will be shouting at one another for not being able to tell the difference between winter savory and thyme.

I'd pay money for a show where cute kids yell at adults with gordon ramsey insults. A 5 year old calling an adult a damn stupid donkey? Ratings gold.


Oh, that's brilliant. "This macaroni and cheese with hotdogs is bleeding awful! Did you buy the hotdogs at a service station by any chance? You're an idiot!"
 
2012-12-18 12:41:56 AM

brug: Even if no boys ever bought the oven, why shouldn't it come in black and silver? Real ovens come in black and silver. The recommended age for this toy is 8+ - and as the parent of an 8-year-old, I know at least SOME of the kids of this age are very interested in "grown up" looking stuff, and not just cutesy kid toys.


And some kids just prefer things that don't look tacky.

The only thing I've seen in that eggplant purple with swirly things look is a PT Cruiser. Personally, I think it's a great anti-crime move because the only person who will steal such a car is another middle aged white lady.
 
2012-12-18 12:43:43 AM

Gyrfalcon: What, pray tell, is a "gender neutral" oven?


It's just like the normal EZ Bake oven except that nobody is inspired to bake anything.
 
2012-12-18 12:44:57 AM

Gyrfalcon: What, pray tell, is a "gender neutral" oven?


It comes sans genitals.
 
2012-12-18 12:46:15 AM

Gyrfalcon: What, pray tell, is a "gender neutral" oven?


One that isn't a color that will get a boy gay slurred by a bully.
 
2012-12-18 12:48:43 AM
Hasbro just as well take advantage of the publicity.

So... we can expect 44,000 units to sell immedately, right?
 
2012-12-18 12:48:44 AM

ibsalamander: Gyrfalcon: What, pray tell, is a "gender neutral" oven?

It comes sans genitals.


About time -- the one I had kept getting yeast infections.
 
2012-12-18 12:51:25 AM

LargeCanine: Hasbro just as well take advantage of the publicity.

So... we can expect 44,000 units to sell immedately, right?


Of course. 44,000 internet petition signatures? That's worth like a billion sales right there bro. Internet petitions are the gold standard.
 
2012-12-18 12:53:47 AM

spidermilk: Balchinian: Donnchadha: [www.ilovethe80s.com image 279x165]

Looks pretty gender neutral to me

What color is your apron?

Red & White Buffalo Check with a white trim!


Well, that's the problem.
 
2012-12-18 12:54:20 AM

megarian: What the hell...I think I have a force field that keeps guys that like to cook away from me.

Apparently, it also deflects guys with steady employment.

/chick
//can't cook or bake well*
///I'll be in the kitchen making sammiches

*I did make banana bread tonight. Nothing exploded.


Ignorance is a choice.
 
2012-12-18 12:55:10 AM
How long before we find out that the whole whoop-de-doo was just a viral marketing campaign?

/yes, I'm cynical
//loved those EZBake muffins when I was a kid. Mmmmm. Banana-nut with a hint of burnt plastic
 
2012-12-18 12:55:28 AM

StoPPeRmobile: megarian: What the hell...I think I have a force field that keeps guys that like to cook away from me.

Apparently, it also deflects guys with steady employment.

/chick
//can't cook or bake well*
///I'll be in the kitchen making sammiches

*I did make banana bread tonight. Nothing exploded.

Ignorance is a choice.


Yeah, well Speedway isn't.
 
2012-12-18 12:57:26 AM

ElBarto79: In fact I would go so far as to say some of the problems we see with men in our society currently, including (yes I will go there) several recent mass shootings which all involved men could be at least partly a result of a society that seems to see masculinity and male traits as behavior to be unhealthily repressed


FTFY
 
2012-12-18 01:21:26 AM

megarian: StoPPeRmobile: megarian: What the hell...I think I have a force field that keeps guys that like to cook away from me.

Apparently, it also deflects guys with steady employment.

/chick
//can't cook or bake well*
///I'll be in the kitchen making sammiches

*I did make banana bread tonight. Nothing exploded.

Ignorance is a choice.

Yeah, well Speedway isn't.


Only time I ever ate "food" from a gas station was in Turkey.
 
2012-12-18 01:29:12 AM
Heh, you guys are arguing about an Easy-Bake Oven.
 
2012-12-18 01:41:14 AM
Soon to realize no one will buy them and online petitions hold no weight. They are easy to do like praying...with similar results
 
2012-12-18 01:50:31 AM
Nothing To See Here: Hence the name Hasbro, bro

they should break the company into two separate entities: Hasbro and Hasbroad.
 
2012-12-18 02:03:31 AM

WhippingBoy: Heh, you guys are arguing about an Easy-Bake Oven.


You are commenting about people arguing about an Easy-Bake Oven.

/what's so easy about it?
 
2012-12-18 02:06:02 AM
Weren't they always gender neutral? Little pink oven for the girls and gay boys?
 
2012-12-18 02:08:06 AM
I had a Holly Hobbie oven. It kicked ass.
 
2012-12-18 02:10:35 AM

StoPPeRmobile: WhippingBoy: Heh, you guys are arguing about an Easy-Bake Oven.

You are commenting about people arguing about an Easy-Bake Oven.

/what's so easy about it?


Is this Inception or irony?
 
2012-12-18 02:11:34 AM

urban.derelict: vudukungfu: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: It's good to hear their expanding their marketing to guys. Nothing gets you laid faster than being able to cook well.

Agreed.

I'm Italian -- I came out of mom's vagina with a spatula

/or something
//cooking is not difficult


Cooking IS DIFFICULT, don't cook. Just eat! You're bound to mess up da cooking!
 
2012-12-18 02:32:18 AM

ultraholland: they should break the company into two separate entities: Hasbro and Hasbroad.


Booyah!
 
2012-12-18 03:28:06 AM

Theaetetus: First, with all due respect, I believe you're mistaking anecdotal evidence for data, and trying to dress it up in language you've heard from other people about "hormones, biology". For example, I doubt you can name the specific hormones involved other than the well-known three (starting with T, E, and A, specifically).

Second, your anecdotal evidence is an attempt to show causation from a vague correlation - children play differently... therefore it must be caused by "hormones, biology". Science has only a passing acquaintance with that conclusion.

Third, your evidence is several years late to discuss differences that are solely due to "hormones, biology," since you're talking about a bunch of talking kids. Start focusing on a year or less to try to avoid some of the social influences, and even then, we know that some social influences start at birth. You need to be literally working on newborns to attempt to make claims about significant gender differences due to "hormones, biology"... otherwise, all you're really talking about are gender differences due to "advertising".


Not so much.

Fact is: Hormones heavily influence a lot about how we behave, and indeed, think. Depression, satisfaction, bonding, etc. The results are easily seen in people and lab rats alike when you add or remove(or block) hormones from their systems.

Testosterone and Estrogen play a large role in the behavior of all sorts of animals. It's very known that testosterone makes for aggression, for example, in pretty much all mammals.

Oxytocin also is a thing to be considered. Women have more receptors for it. In addition to it's bonding/empathy properties it can also impair some types of cognitive learning, but also increase social learning.

To pretend such things are not a heavy factor is borderline delusional. You rant about "anecdotal evidence", even when studies support our individual observations, and the fact that a LOT of us have the same anecdotal evidence(making it less anecdotal and more of a cloud of very similar findings, hundreds of observations of thousands of children....It's a collaborative effort, not simple anecdotal evidence).

All in all you sound like a religious person who's denying science because "God IS love, God granted us emotions."

Science threatens your mistaken world view so you lash out at it.

What I find consistently entertaining is how this overly liberal view of "born that way" is constantly at odds with "society makes us do what we do". "Women are STRONG but need protected from being influenced by the media" This blaming of society for "gender roles" is at odds with "boys shouldn't have to play with pink toys".

I know I won't convince you of the error of your ways, pretty much all zealots are that way. Please, continue to amuse us.
 
2012-12-18 03:32:46 AM

omeganuepsilon: Theaetetus: First, with all due respect, I believe you're mistaking anecdotal evidence for data, and trying to dress it up in language you've heard from other people about "hormones, biology". For example, I doubt you can name the specific hormones involved other than the well-known three (starting with T, E, and A, specifically).

Second, your anecdotal evidence is an attempt to show causation from a vague correlation - children play differently... therefore it must be caused by "hormones, biology". Science has only a passing acquaintance with that conclusion.

Third, your evidence is several years late to discuss differences that are solely due to "hormones, biology," since you're talking about a bunch of talking kids. Start focusing on a year or less to try to avoid some of the social influences, and even then, we know that some social influences start at birth. You need to be literally working on newborns to attempt to make claims about significant gender differences due to "hormones, biology"... otherwise, all you're really talking about are gender differences due to "advertising".

Not so much.

Fact is: Hormones heavily influence a lot about how we behave, and indeed, think. Depression, satisfaction, bonding, etc. The results are easily seen in people and lab rats alike when you add or remove(or block) hormones from their systems.

Testosterone and Estrogen play a large role in the behavior of all sorts of animals. It's very known that testosterone makes for aggression, for example, in pretty much all mammals.

Oxytocin also is a thing to be considered. Women have more receptors for it. In addition to it's bonding/empathy properties it can also impair some types of cognitive learning, but also increase social learning.

To pretend such things are not a heavy factor is borderline delusional. You rant about "anecdotal evidence", even when studies support our individual observations, and the fact that a LOT of us have the same anecdotal evidence(making it l ...


And, folks, that's how you curb-stomp an idiot. Good night.
 
2012-12-18 04:37:23 AM
...after online petition gets over 44,000 signatures

So in other words, more signatures than the average WhiteHouse.com secession petition.

Kinda puts that whole silliness in perspective, doesn't it?
 
2012-12-18 04:51:47 AM

eudemonist: Wait, she thinks purple is "girly"? Nice job filling you bigot daughter with preconceived societal bullshiat, parents!


This haha
 
2012-12-18 04:59:13 AM
Until 1920, pink was for boys (a child version of manly blood red), and powder.blue for girls (a child version of Virgin Mary blue),

Things changes, and will again. Like how purple has moved from mean royalty to meaning massive tranny.
 
2012-12-18 05:33:59 AM

Bungles: Until 1920, pink was for boys (a child version of manly blood red), and powder.blue for girls (a child version of Virgin Mary blue),

Things changes, and will again. Like how purple has moved from mean royalty to meaning massive tranny.


I don't think pink will change, or rather, it will be a harder thing to shake. We're all pink in the middle, but the association with the vagina in general will have much longevity, now that we've a society that can talk about such things. Hell, pink is a slang term for the almighty vagina, regardless to how red and sore some few people's, like Thaeat's, get from sand.
 
2012-12-18 05:53:07 AM
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Have a super sparkly day!
 
2012-12-18 06:45:52 AM

Theaetetus: Gyrfalcon: No, apparently that is a bad thing. The idea that men and women might possibly be different is entirely a social construct and has nothing at all to do with our different body types and hormonal balances.

Viewing everything as a dichotomy may be comforting on some level, but it sure doesn't reflect reality.


you are a very confusing person since right above this, you said:

"Honestly, I think we could go a long way towards addressing some of this country's problems if people, and especially anti-feminists, would realize that many of those differences are *gasp* not actually caused by genitals."


which seems to indicate in this post you feel we shouldn't recognize differences but in the prior post you seem to imply there are... so are you of two minds on the subject, or confused, or.... maybe it was the lasagna.
 
2012-12-18 06:47:01 AM

FraggleStickCar: ElBarto79:

andyfromfl:

Gyrfalcon:

This just in: Feminist theory, an ever-expanding realm of academia and a socio-political movement with widely varying schools of thought that incorporates scientific studies in the fields sociology, anthropology, psychiatry, psychology, biology, and is built on a foundation of thousands of years of philosophical inquiry, was debunked by some white heterosexual men in an online forum reality. Story at 11


/FTFY
//Your welcome
 
2012-12-18 06:54:49 AM
The EZBake hasn't been the same since they got rid of the light bulb.
I have a microwave speed cooker that uses two large halogen bulbs to brown the food while it nukes.
I call it the EZBake oven.
 
2012-12-18 06:58:07 AM

jdamaral: I can appreciate the move but at the same time, can't we just let our boys play with pink stuff without giving them the impression that they're gay or girls "feminine" is synonymous with "bad" or whatever? Pretty silly.


More to the point. Saying "Don't worry, playing with this won't make you girly" still gives off the impression that there's something inherently wrong with being "girly" in the first place.
 
2012-12-18 06:59:42 AM

megarian: What the hell...I think I have a force field that keeps guys that like to cook away from me.

Apparently, it also deflects guys with steady employment.

/chick
//can't cook or bake well*
///I'll be in the kitchen making sammiches

*I did make banana bread tonight. Nothing exploded.


I think I noticed the problem...

Assuming the picture in your profile is actually you:

Guys that normally think they would have a shot with you tend to be the jocks, assholes, bad boys, etc... they tend not to do things they think of as feminine like cook.

Guys that do cook generally are the ones that don't think they would have a shot with someone that looks like you.

Now, with all that said: This is the internet, and therefore, that cannot possibly be you in the picture, so all bets are off.
 
2012-12-18 07:04:21 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

// Mmmm. Neutrality.
 
2012-12-18 07:30:20 AM

SinisterDexter: I consider it a natural progression since more women than men are getting degrees, entering the workforce and becoming managers. See: The End of Men. Soon it'll be normal for the boys to play house and girls to have all the 'occupational' toys.

/doing my part as a SAHD for ten years


Awesome, I love staying home.
 
2012-12-18 07:51:57 AM
My son plays with his older sister's toys. While I don't care what he's playing with, my stepdad has made comments. I just ignore him...I'm not buying double of everything to appease his color palate.
 
2012-12-18 08:04:08 AM
thelittlechimpsociety.com
 
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