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(Topless Robot)   Toy stores in the United Kingdom will drop gender-specific toy aisles, because "children--regardless of gender--should be able to play with the toys they want"   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 188
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2013-09-07 02:24:29 AM
to include their penises
 
2013-09-07 02:27:11 AM
Great, now how the fark am I going to pick out a gift for my siblings crotchfruit?
 
2013-09-07 02:29:39 AM

thisisarepeat: Great, now how the fark am I going to pick out a gift for my siblings crotchfruit?


Buy them an EZ-Bake Oven that converts into a flamethrower at the touch of a button!  Now both traditional gender roles are covered, and it's fun for the whole family!
 
2013-09-07 02:29:39 AM
Good. When I was a little kid, I always felt vaguely insulted that the toy aisles were telling me what kinds of toys I should like.
 
2013-09-07 02:30:23 AM
They should be able to play with the toys they want. Unfortunately, they'll never look at the toys next to the ones they don't want.
 
2013-09-07 02:33:40 AM

the_cnidarian: They should be able to play with the toys they want. Unfortunately, they'll never look at the toys next to the ones they don't want.


Uhm, this, I think.

I was going to say, children will never be able to play with the toys they want as long as they are forced to go through the harrowing experience of (GASP!!!), you know, having to go to another aisle.
 
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2013-09-07 02:34:32 AM
Anyone else find it amusing that Topless Robot is the source for the story?
 
2013-09-07 02:36:43 AM
Perfectly reasonable, but hero tag? Really?
 
2013-09-07 02:37:21 AM

the_cnidarian: They should be able to play with the toys they want. Unfortunately, they'll never look at the toys next to the ones they don't want.


Yeah, what will happen when my niece still wants to play with Barbie dolls and Disney princesses, and my nephew wants Bionicles and Spider-Man action figures, irregardless of which aisle they are in?
 
2013-09-07 02:37:58 AM

thisisarepeat: Great, now how the fark am I going to pick out a gift for my siblings crotchfruit?


Lego and Nerf. You can never go wrong with Lego and Nerf.
 
2013-09-07 02:38:08 AM

thisisarepeat: Great, now how the fark am I going to pick out a gift for my siblings crotchfruit?


A gift card to the toy store so they can get whatever they want. That way, you don't run the risk of getting a similarly named toy knock off instead of what they want because you don't watch six hours of toy commercials cartoons everyday.
 
2013-09-07 02:42:43 AM

Gyrfalcon: the_cnidarian: They should be able to play with the toys they want. Unfortunately, they'll never look at the toys next to the ones they don't want.

Yeah, what will happen when my niece still wants to play with Barbie dolls and Disney princesses, and my nephew wants Bionicles and Spider-Man action figures, irregardless of which aisle they are in?


"Irregardless" is not a word.

/That is all.
 
2013-09-07 02:43:07 AM
Considering how large some major toy lines are getting, they're going to end up segregated anyways in any but the largest toy stores. Just grouping similar toys together is going to naturally end up with boy/girl aisles. I applaud them for getting rid of boy/girl  sections but they're still going to have boy/girl  aisles unless they stick toys in alphebetical order rather than putting Barbies and Bratz on the same aisle and because they're the same kind of toy while Transformers and GI Joe* are next door because they're the same kind of toy as well.

*: Offer not valid in 12" GI Joe figures, those can go next to Barbie just fine.
 
2013-09-07 02:43:19 AM
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2013-09-07 02:45:32 AM

Dreamless: Gyrfalcon: the_cnidarian: They should be able to play with the toys they want. Unfortunately, they'll never look at the toys next to the ones they don't want.

Yeah, what will happen when my niece still wants to play with Barbie dolls and Disney princesses, and my nephew wants Bionicles and Spider-Man action figures, irregardless of which aisle they are in?

"Irregardless" is not a word.

/That is all.


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2013-09-07 02:46:27 AM

Prophet of Loss: thisisarepeat: Great, now how the fark am I going to pick out a gift for my siblings crotchfruit?

A gift card to the toy store so they can get whatever they want. That way, you don't run the risk of getting a similarly named toy knock off instead of what they want because you don't watch six hours of toy commercials cartoons everyday.


Yeah, a great way to become a favorite aunt or uncle. Kids love unwrapping gift cards.

Now, if you're only buying a gift out of obligation, than sure. Why not.
 
2013-09-07 02:47:04 AM
And no one cared but the busy bodies.
 
2013-09-07 02:47:28 AM

Prophet of Loss: Dreamless: Gyrfalcon: the_cnidarian: They should be able to play with the toys they want. Unfortunately, they'll never look at the toys next to the ones they don't want.

Yeah, what will happen when my niece still wants to play with Barbie dolls and Disney princesses, and my nephew wants Bionicles and Spider-Man action figures, irregardless of which aisle they are in?

"Irregardless" is not a word.

/That is all.

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No, Firefox's spellcheck actually didn't object to it.  It does object to "spellcheck" though.
 
2013-09-07 02:47:47 AM
My mom accompanied me and my daughter shopping once and my daughter dragged her over to the toys while I grabbed some groceries. By the time I made my own way over there my daughter was throwing a fit because my mom refused to let her down the "boy" aisle and kept trying to make her look at barbies and shiat. My daughter is more of a superhero/ninja turtles kinda kid.

I chewed my mom out about enforcing gender stereotypes on my kid and had a very awkward drive home.

/bought my daughter a badass Hulk figure that she'd been wanting so her SSj Broly could battle him.
/love my kid
 
2013-09-07 02:49:52 AM

JayCab: Considering how large some major toy lines are getting, they're going to end up segregated anyways in any but the largest toy stores. Just grouping similar toys together is going to naturally end up with boy/girl aisles. I applaud them for getting rid of boy/girl  sections but they're still going to have boy/girl  aisles unless they stick toys in alphebetical order rather than putting Barbies and Bratz on the same aisle and because they're the same kind of toy while Transformers and GI Joe* are next door because they're the same kind of toy as well.

*: Offer not valid in 12" GI Joe figures, those can go next to Barbie just fine.


Like you, I don't have a problem with this as long as it's still easy to find the thing you're there to find. I don't care if the traditionally girly stuff is segregated, or located in a pink section. Just make it easy to find Barbie's Funtime Whorehouse, or whatever I might be after.

/start 'em young
//it's a joke
///window seat, please
 
2013-09-07 02:52:59 AM

Esroc: My mom accompanied me and my daughter shopping once and my daughter dragged her over to the toys while I grabbed some groceries. By the time I made my own way over there my daughter was throwing a fit because my mom refused to let her down the "boy" aisle and kept trying to make her look at barbies and shiat. My daughter is more of a superhero/ninja turtles kinda kid.

I chewed my mom out about enforcing gender stereotypes on my kid and had a very awkward drive home.

/bought my daughter a badass Hulk figure that she'd been wanting so her SSj Broly could battle him.
/love my kid


Lookout. Dreamless might have something to say about your incorrect ordering of personal nouns.

/...my daughter and me...
 
2013-09-07 02:55:15 AM
100 Watt Walrus:
Yeah, a great way to become a favorite aunt or uncle. Kids love unwrapping gift cards.

Dude,  fark you,nothing is more awesome to a kid than a shopping spree.
 
2013-09-07 02:56:28 AM
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2013-09-07 02:58:25 AM

rynthetyn: Good. When I was a little kid, I always felt vaguely insulted that the toy aisles were telling me what kinds of toys I should like.


I feel vaguely insulted you weren't aborted.
 
2013-09-07 02:58:52 AM
It's the wrong solution to the problem.  All this does is inconvenience consumers.

We won't solve gender related problems by pretending that gender differences don't exist.  This kind of simple-minded nonsense only helps simple-minded people feel like they're doing something important.
 
2013-09-07 02:59:44 AM
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This picture has never been more appropriate.
 
2013-09-07 03:00:11 AM
Just stock all the toys alphabetically, Barbies next to the Baseball Bats.
 
2013-09-07 03:00:37 AM

duffblue: ynthetyn: Good. When I was a little kid, I always felt vaguely insulted that the toy aisles were telling me what kinds of toys I should like.

I feel vaguely insulted you weren't aborted.


Seriously, some parental failures managed to raise this person..Jesus.....
 
2013-09-07 03:00:44 AM

180IQ: It's the wrong solution to the problem.  All this does is inconvenience consumers.

We won't solve gender related problems by pretending that gender differences don't exist.  This kind of simple-minded nonsense only helps simple-minded people feel like they're doing something important.


Yes, because shopping by age rather than gender is much more difficult and time consuming. And you're implying they are the morons?
 
2013-09-07 03:01:02 AM
I'm sorry. Were girls and boys not allowed to shop in each other's toy aisles in UK stores? Was that tantamount to trying to see the other's pee-pee?
 
2013-09-07 03:03:09 AM

180IQ: It's the wrong solution to the problem.  All this does is inconvenience consumers.

We won't solve gender related problems by pretending that gender differences don't exist.  This kind of simple-minded nonsense only helps simple-minded people feel like they're doing something important.


How in the name of god does this inconvenience anyone? All the toys are still there. All I need to do to buy a toy for a kid is ask them what they want. Absolutely zero inconvenience.
 
2013-09-07 03:03:13 AM

Esroc: My mom accompanied me and my daughter shopping once and my daughter dragged her over to the toys while I grabbed some groceries. By the time I made my own way over there my daughter was throwing a fit because my mom refused to let her down the "boy" aisle and kept trying to make her look at barbies and shiat. My daughter is more of a superhero/ninja turtles kinda kid.

I chewed my mom out about enforcing gender stereotypes on my kid and had a very awkward drive home.

/bought my daughter a badass Hulk figure that she'd been wanting so her SSj Broly could battle him.
/love my kid


Your mom sounds like she raised an asshole
 
2013-09-07 03:03:45 AM

Dreamless: Gyrfalcon: the_cnidarian: They should be able to play with the toys they want. Unfortunately, they'll never look at the toys next to the ones they don't want.

Yeah, what will happen when my niece still wants to play with Barbie dolls and Disney princesses, and my nephew wants Bionicles and Spider-Man action figures, irregardless of which aisle they are in?

"Irregardless" is not a word.

/That is all.


It's non-standard and should not be used in formal writing, but this is Fark, so get your panties out of a bundle. Did you understand what he/she meant when he/she wrote it? YOU DID?! Then kindly shut the fark up.
 
2013-09-07 03:04:21 AM
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//Thank you.
 
2013-09-07 03:04:24 AM

VendorXeno: duffblue: ynthetyn: Good. When I was a little kid, I always felt vaguely insulted that the toy aisles were telling me what kinds of toys I should like.

I feel vaguely insulted you weren't aborted.

Seriously, some parental failures managed to raise this person..Jesus.....


To clarify, duffblue is the failed upbringing I'm referring to.
 
2013-09-07 03:05:53 AM
This.
 
2013-09-07 03:07:41 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Esroc: My mom accompanied me and my daughter shopping once and my daughter dragged her over to the toys while I grabbed some groceries. By the time I made my own way over there my daughter was throwing a fit because my mom refused to let her down the "boy" aisle and kept trying to make her look at barbies and shiat. My daughter is more of a superhero/ninja turtles kinda kid.

I chewed my mom out about enforcing gender stereotypes on my kid and had a very awkward drive home.

/bought my daughter a badass Hulk figure that she'd been wanting so her SSj Broly could battle him.
/love my kid

Your mom sounds like she raised an asshole


So if someone, especially a family member, was telling your four year old that she's forbidden from playing with superhero's because she's a girl, you'd be perfectly cool with that?

I feel bad for your kids/future kids.
 
2013-09-07 03:08:33 AM
Fark, I guess no one else will, so I'll go ahead and say it.  Good farking luck with your "big lots" organizational method, you hipster retards.  I hope your bankruptcy doesnt contribute to a meaningful increase in unemployment claims.  This is the worst marketing decision since sperm shoes.
 
2013-09-07 03:09:55 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Prophet of Loss: thisisarepeat: Great, now how the fark am I going to pick out a gift for my siblings crotchfruit?

A gift card to the toy store so they can get whatever they want. That way, you don't run the risk of getting a similarly named toy knock off instead of what they want because you don't watch six hours of toy commercials cartoons everyday.

Yeah, a great way to become a favorite aunt or uncle. Kids love unwrapping gift cards.


I've never met a kid who didn't love going to the toy store to pick out their own gift. It's the parents who hate gift cards, it means they get bugged every day until they finally drive the kid to the store.
 
2013-09-07 03:11:51 AM

thisisarepeat: Fark, I guess no one else will, so I'll go ahead and say it.  Good farking luck with your "big lots" organizational method, you hipster retards.  I hope your bankruptcy doesnt contribute to a meaningful increase in unemployment claims.  This is the worst marketing decision since sperm shoes.


Is this the night of trolls, or are people this insanely hung up on their gender identities? Seriously, "You will go BANKRUPT and RUIN THE ECONOMY if you just put toys on shelves!"? Maybe I just don't ingest enough mercury to understand where this argument is coming from.....
 
2013-09-07 03:11:56 AM
I'm glad for this. I remember when I was very little (like so little it's one of my earliest memories) I wanted to buy a my little pony with brushable hair. I persisted and got it, and didn't have fun, but this was after the discouragement of every family member present that it wasn't the sort of thing I should have because it was for girls.

25 years later I'm a repressed transsexual who hates the world. I'm sure it's a direct correlation.
 
2013-09-07 03:14:00 AM

VendorXeno: 180IQ: It's the wrong solution to the problem.  All this does is inconvenience consumers.

We won't solve gender related problems by pretending that gender differences don't exist.  This kind of simple-minded nonsense only helps simple-minded people feel like they're doing something important.

How in the name of god does this inconvenience anyone? All the toys are still there. All I need to do to buy a toy for a kid is ask them what they want. Absolutely zero inconvenience.


BULLSHIAT!  First you have to try and get relevant information from a child, Now you have to go to a giant pile of disorganized shiat and find it? This debacle makes the DMV look convenient.
 
2013-09-07 03:15:30 AM

Meethos: 100 Watt Walrus:
Yeah, a great way to become a favorite aunt or uncle. Kids love unwrapping gift cards.

Dude,  fark you,nothing is more awesome to a kid than a shopping spree.


This

When I was a kid opening the envelopes and getting cash from the relatives was great. Then my folks would take me to toys r us and said go nuts. They didn't have gift cards when I was a kid.
 
2013-09-07 03:15:58 AM

thisisarepeat: BULLSHIAT!  First you have to try and get relevant information from a child, Now you have to go to a giant pile of disorganized shiat and find it? This debacle makes the DMV look convenient.


What you just said is, "I'm too lazy to pay attention to children, so I need a store to tell me to tell them what to want." If you care that little about kids, just don't buy them gifts.
 
2013-09-07 03:15:58 AM
See?  This is what Homogeddon has done!
 
2013-09-07 03:16:48 AM
So they kept everything the same just removed the signs that say boys or girls. Truly a victory today, fellow SJWs. Dr. King would be so proud of how far we've come. We're really making things happen here, totally not doing anything ineffectual, celebrating an imagined victory while everything is still the same.
 
2013-09-07 03:17:54 AM

RealAmericanHero: I'm glad for this. I remember when I was very little (like so little it's one of my earliest memories) I wanted to buy a my little pony with brushable hair. I persisted and got it, and didn't have fun, but this was after the discouragement of every family member present that it wasn't the sort of thing I should have because it was for girls.

25 years later I'm a repressed transsexual who hates the world. I'm sure it's a direct correlation.


Yeah, it was the pony.  No doubt,
 
2013-09-07 03:18:26 AM

180IQ: We won't solve gender related problems by pretending that gender differences don't exist.


Letting children choose what toys they want to play with without bias isn't anything remotely in the area of "pretending that gender differences don't exist."
 
2013-09-07 03:18:31 AM

Esroc: My mom accompanied me and my daughter shopping once and my daughter dragged her over to the toys while I grabbed some groceries. By the time I made my own way over there my daughter was throwing a fit because my mom refused to let her down the "boy" aisle and kept trying to make her look at barbies and shiat. My daughter is more of a superhero/ninja turtles kinda kid.

I chewed my mom out about enforcing gender stereotypes on my kid and had a very awkward drive home.

/bought my daughter a badass Hulk figure that she'd been wanting so her SSj Broly could battle him.
/love my kid


Let me guess...your daughter also prefers to have her hair short...the same way you've been cutting it for her since she was too young to choose herself.
 
2013-09-07 03:18:50 AM
I think putting the sex toys in the same aisle as the other toys is a really bad idea.
 
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