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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
i.imgur.com

/Please donate the prize for my winning another thread to the charity of your choice
//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.
 
2013-09-07 03:20:28 AM

duffblue: 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.


Yup, and your goofy-assed ranting about it on Fark is the icing on the cake. Truly you're paving the way for ground breaking change and reform lulz.
 
2013-09-07 03:20:49 AM

thisisarepeat: Yeah, it was the pony.  No doubt,


Doesn't really matter what it was or wasn't, but the memory sticks out :) I'm sure it is much more complicated.

/yes, I realize I'm responding to a troll comment
 
2013-09-07 03:21:08 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.


Well apparently my little pony is for boys now too. At least according to the bronies.
 
2013-09-07 03:22:05 AM

Resident Muslim: 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.


No. And I see what you're implying. I don't encourage my kid to act like a boy. I ask her what she wants and let her do it.

Though I'm fairly sure you're trolling to get a rise out of me.
 
2013-09-07 03:22:29 AM

Igor Jakovsky: Well apparently my little pony is for boys now too. At least according to the bronies.


So I hear. Still don't get it. I actually tried watching the new one myself due to the hype and couldn't get into it at all... and I'm weird as shiat
 
2013-09-07 03:23:09 AM

RealAmericanHero: 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."


Because children read aisle names and infer the marketing involved in product placement during an initial scan of the store in weighing the decision of their purchase. It's not like they run toward the item the saw on tv an hour ago.
 
2013-09-07 03:23:43 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




This!
Really what is heroic about this?
 
2013-09-07 03:24:14 AM

VendorXeno: 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 what they want." If you care that little about kids, just don't buy them gifts.

FTFY


I'm convinced.  Kindly explain that to the sticky little slobber factories for me...
 
2013-09-07 03:24:20 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.


Looks like one to me?
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/irregardless
 
2013-09-07 03:26:25 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Because children read aisle names and infer the marketing involved in product placement during an initial scan of the store in weighing the decision of their purchase. It's not like they run toward the item the saw on tv an hour ago.


You are short sighted. It's not about the influence on the children, but on those who guide the child.

As a child, I never had any doubts as to anything. It was adults that imposed doubts I should have. You aren't seeing this from the perspective of the one affected.
 
2013-09-07 03:30:03 AM

RealAmericanHero: thisisarepeat: Yeah, it was the pony.  No doubt,

Doesn't really matter what it was or wasn't, but the memory sticks out :) I'm sure it is much more complicated.

/yes, I realize I'm responding to a troll comment


Dont beat yourself up.  This thread is troll promised land.
 
2013-09-07 03:30:17 AM
thesocietypages.org

Now, can you guess who this child grew up to be? Hint: child sexual dimorphism was really a recent development. As was being able to expect all your children to make it to adulthood.

Oh, and blue was a girls color, soothing and associated with The Virgin Mary. Pink was a warm color for boys. The whole pink = girls solidified in the 1950's.
 
2013-09-07 03:30:18 AM
I support this, but I don't know why one would be heading to a retail outlet in this day and age. Amazon lets you sort by 'appropriate' gender, or not, so take your pick. I don't really even know how toy stores are arranged these days. I remember when I was twelve being disgusted by the blindingly pink aisle that said 'girls'. There's no point in my life where I thought it was ok to demark any particular toy as 'These aren't for you, kid". But I also certainly wouldn't have wanted a Barbie...

Dolls of various types I don't imagine are popular outside their target genders, but I'd tend to be more concerned about building/construction/creativity type toys being segregated. I have no idea if that's a problem or not though.
 
2013-09-07 03:30:19 AM

Esroc: 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.



Yeah, that's exactly what I said. I totally nailed you for letting your daughter play with a toy she wanted. It wasn't for being such a big strong man and freedom fighter for putting that dumb biatch who raised you in her place and shaming her in such a fashion that no one spoke on the way home.I'd make an action figure of you for such a glaring example of heroism, but I wouldn't know what aisle to put it in.
 
2013-09-07 03:32:27 AM

thisisarepeat: Dont beat yourself up.  This thread is troll promised land.


Not beating myself up at all! I've trolled on occasion too. This is like the one issue I'm serious about but I'm probably favorited as a troll piece of shiat with most of people, so whatever. It boils down to I'm certain there can't possibly be a productive discussion about this here, so why not just antagonize and rile up the people who deserve it :) Will try not to waste the effort, but will try to get a laugh, if I can get anything about it

/srs cat
/is srs
 
2013-09-07 03:35:47 AM

Boo_Guy: 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.

Looks like one to me?
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/irregardless


fark you with a flaming pineapple.  You still sound retarded when you use a double negative in English.
 
2013-09-07 03:38:05 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Esroc: 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.


Yeah, that's exactly what I said. I totally nailed you for letting your daughter play with a toy she wanted. It wasn't for being such a big strong man and freedom fighter for putting that dumb biatch who raised you in her place and shaming her in such a fashion that no one spoke on the way home.I'd make an action figure of you for such a glaring example of heroism, but I wouldn't know what aisle to put it in.


Oh, so what you're really upset about is that I yelled at my mother. I guess to you someone raising you means you just shut your mouth whenever they do something you feel is wrongt? Sorry, me and you don't have the same family values. When your parent is being a biatch and taking it out on your own kid I don't feel that they just get a free pass. And I fully expect my kid to do the same to me when she's my age and the situation arises.

If it's any consolation, that probably does make me an asshole. But I'd rather be an asshole than someone who goes around telling little kids what they have to be. I'd prefer they decide that on their own.
 
2013-09-07 03:41:01 AM

Esroc: But I'd rather be an asshole than someone who goes around telling little kids what they have to be. I'd prefer they decide that on their own.


You're a hero. Never let anyone tell you different. People will always disagree. It's the nature of the world.

And the people who are backwards and wrong, inevitably no matter how long it takes, eventually fail.
 
2013-09-07 03:43:20 AM
Doesn't matter if they paint the aisle pink or blue. Toys will still be sorted with like toys. Which means the boy/girl isles will still exist.
 
2013-09-07 03:46:12 AM

Igor Jakovsky: 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.

Well apparently my little pony is for boys now too. At least according to the bronies.




Bronies is a sad subculture that needs to be stomped out.
 
2013-09-07 03:46:46 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  once again, not a word.
 
2013-09-07 03:47:29 AM
I uh, don't see what's so bad about alphabetical order.
"Where's the Barbies and Bratz at?"
"In section 'B' Dude. Section B."
 
2013-09-07 03:47:50 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Bronies is a sad subculture that needs to be stomped out.


I find it unrelated to the thread, but I guess..... I suppose it is sad that it exists, but who gives a fark, man? All of this stuff is happening because people are so hurt they are retreating to this stuff. I'd rather make it better than make fun of it.

/tl;dr for people who don't read the thread, I'm talking about bronies
 
2013-09-07 03:48:01 AM

thisisarepeat: Boo_Guy: 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.

Looks like one to me?
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/irregardless

fark you with a flaming pineapple.  You still sound retarded when you use a double negative in English.



I don't use it,  but this is just a thread on Fark,  not a letter to the POTUS from the Pope.

So like OMG DMY!
 
2013-09-07 03:49:28 AM

Boo_Guy: I think putting the sex toys in the same aisle as the other toys is a really bad idea.


You're just jealous that no one got you a Harry Potter Vibrating Nimbus 2000.

/real doll is still a doll, right?
//picture slashie 31.media.tumblr.com
///next we'll get rid of boys and girls clothing sections by combining them too
 
2013-09-07 03:50:47 AM
Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???
 
2013-09-07 03:50:59 AM

DigitalCoffee: Boo_Guy: I think putting the sex toys in the same aisle as the other toys is a really bad idea.

You're just jealous that no one got you a Harry Potter Vibrating Nimbus 2000.

/real doll is still a doll, right?
//picture slashie [31.media.tumblr.com image 396x300]
///next we'll get rid of boys and girls clothing sections by combining them too


That won't work, all men are rapists
 
2013-09-07 03:52:41 AM

Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???


Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.
 
2013-09-07 03:56:17 AM
I forgot about this, I need to ask my father how terrified he was when I insisted that I wanted to go to dance class like my sisters.  They bought me a leotard and dance shoes and everything.  I lost interest in it pretty quickly, and we did a lot of baseball practice after that, and a shiatload of hunting.  Turns out I'm straight, and would have been in better shape and knee deep in crazy biatch pussy if I had continued.

I wonder if I can buy a "mossy oak" leotard.
 
2013-09-07 03:58:59 AM
OUTRAGE
 
2013-09-07 03:59:25 AM

RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.


He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.
 
2013-09-07 04:07:29 AM

Boo_Guy: thisisarepeat: Boo_Guy: 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.

Looks like one to me?
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/irregardless

fark you with a flaming pineapple.  You still sound retarded when you use a double negative in English.


I don't use it,  but this is just a thread on Fark,  not a letter to the POTUS from the Pope.

So like OMG DMY!


Dont mind me, I'm still PISSED OFF about meriam webster making "racist" and "bigot" synonyms.  Fark it.  I'll just use use random words like a farking stroke victim and expect people to know what I mean.  I'll just wait for a dictionary to make my illiterate bullshiat source-able.
 
2013-09-07 04:09:43 AM
Who the fark would read a letter from the POTUS from the pope?  If not like someone would read a fortune cookie and add "in bed" at the end?
 
2013-09-07 04:10:57 AM
to/from whatever.  words don't mean things.
 
2013-09-07 04:13:14 AM
24.media.tumblr.com

I grew up in the 80's, and we all had glorious He-Man toy collections.

.... but even though I'd never play with the toys, I could never reveal this confession to anyone; She-Ra had much better theme music.


(But Bravestarr blew them both out of the water.  That theme music was... well...YOU FELT LIKE A MAN.)
 
2013-09-07 04:14:23 AM

Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.




What he's referring to is that this is a solution for a nonexistent problem. Unbunch your panties and go make me a sandwich.
 
2013-09-07 04:14:50 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Esroc: 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.


Yeah, that's exactly what I said. I totally nailed you for letting your daughter play with a toy she wanted. It wasn't for being such a big strong man and freedom fighter for putting that dumb biatch who raised you in her place and shaming her in such a fashion that no one spoke on the way home.I'd make an action figure of you for such a glaring example of heroism, but I wouldn't know what aisle to put it in.


Darkfellow- an entire forum dedicated to putting asshole parents and inlaws in their place. Relatives don't get a free pass at being jerks just because they are related. I would be pissed at my mom too if she tried to force my daughter to get a barbie.

http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a4725/dealing_with_the_inlaws_ a nd_foo_family_of_origin

Some of the stories would make your hair curl. Mostly parents being overbearing control freaks but occasionally a kidnapping or attempted murder.
 
2013-09-07 04:20:02 AM

weltallica: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x750]

I grew up in the 80's, and we all had glorious He-Man toy collections.

.... but even though I'd never play with the toys, I could never reveal this confession to anyone; She-Ra had much better theme music.


(But Bravestarr blew them both out of the water.  That theme music was... well...YOU FELT LIKE A MAN.)


I think she-ra gave me my first woody.
 
2013-09-07 04:21:02 AM

wildcardjack: Now, can you guess who this child grew up to be?


Yeah. Ended up in a wheelchair. bazinga


As for these people:

Resident Muslim: 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.


ThatDarkFellow: Your mom sounds like she raised an asshole


duffblue: I feel vaguely insulted you weren't aborted.


What the hell is wrong with you?
 
2013-09-07 04:24:05 AM
I feel bad posting in a thread with adults purporting to understand children. Which they probably don't have.
 
2013-09-07 04:28:28 AM

Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.


Bullshiat.  Its more about Smoking GNU not being able to reconcile the fact that she expects her boyfriend to fix her car, but can't sew a patch on his torn pants.  Though her boyfriend doesnt repair cars for a living, he just had decent parents, and she is basically useless.
 
2013-09-07 04:31:28 AM

thisisarepeat: Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.

Bullshiat.  Its more about Smoking GNU not being able to reconcile the fact that she expects her boyfriend to fix her car, but can't sew a patch on his torn pants.  Though her boyfriend doesnt repair cars for a living, he just had decent parents, and she is basically useless.


Smoking GNU is a dude. Pay attention. The name refers to an African BBQ, that's manly, right?
 
2013-09-07 04:34:35 AM
And btw, if the boyfriend can't fix the car, then he didn't have decent parents. He should also be able to fix the pants.

And so should she.

/wtf
 
2013-09-07 04:37:01 AM

thisisarepeat: Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.

Bullshiat.  Its more about Smoking GNU not being able to reconcile the fact that she expects her boyfriend to fix her car, but can't sew a patch on his torn pants.  Though her boyfriend doesnt repair cars for a living, he just had decent parents, and she is basically useless.


USELESS
 
2013-09-07 04:39:08 AM

the_cnidarian: thisisarepeat: Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.

Bullshiat.  Its more about Smoking GNU not being able to reconcile the fact that she expects her boyfriend to fix her car, but can't sew a patch on his torn pants.  Though her boyfriend doesnt repair cars for a living, he just had decent parents, and she is basically useless.

Smoking GNU is a dude. Pay attention. The name refers to an African BBQ, that's manly, right?


So, its worse than I thought, and no.
 
2013-09-07 04:39:22 AM

wookiee cookie: thisisarepeat: Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.

Bullshiat.  Its more about Smoking GNU not being able to reconcile the fact that she expects her boyfriend to fix her car, but can't sew a patch on his torn pants.  Though her boyfriend doesnt repair cars for a living, he just had decent parents, and she is basically useless.

USELESS


Also, i'm male.
 
2013-09-07 04:41:16 AM
BUT IT'S MY GOD-ORDAINED RESPONSIBILITY AS A 'MURICAN PARENT TO ENSURE MY BOYS ONLY PLAY WITH TOY GUNS, SUPERHEROES, HOT WHEELS, AND CENTURION ARMOR! Not some gay litte pony or Barbie crap.
 
2013-09-07 04:41:59 AM

Smoking GNU: wookiee cookie: thisisarepeat: Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.

Bullshiat.  Its more about Smoking GNU not being able to reconcile the fact that she expects her boyfriend to fix her car, but can't sew a patch on his torn pants.  Though her boyfriend doesnt repair cars for a living, he just had decent parents, and she is basically useless.

USELESS

Also, i'm male.


super.  I dont see how you being male effects my point.
 
2013-09-07 04:42:08 AM

thisisarepeat: the_cnidarian: thisisarepeat: Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.

Bullshiat.  Its more about Smoking GNU not being able to reconcile the fact that she expects her boyfriend to fix her car, but can't sew a patch on his torn pants.  Though her boyfriend doesnt repair cars for a living, he just had decent parents, and she is basically useless.

Smoking GNU is a dude. Pay attention. The name refers to an African BBQ, that's manly, right?

So, its worse than I thought, and no.


Also. no, t's a Terry Pratchett reference.
 
2013-09-07 04:42:26 AM

Smoking GNU: wookiee cookie: thisisarepeat: Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.

Bullshiat.  Its more about Smoking GNU not being able to reconcile the fact that she expects her boyfriend to fix her car, but can't sew a patch on his torn pants.  Though her boyfriend doesnt repair cars for a living, he just had decent parents, and she is basically useless.

USELESS

Also, i'm male.




Your man card is hereby revoked.
 
2013-09-07 04:42:51 AM

thisisarepeat: the_cnidarian: thisisarepeat: Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.

Bullshiat.  Its more about Smoking GNU not being able to reconcile the fact that she expects her boyfriend to fix her car, but can't sew a patch on his torn pants.  Though her boyfriend doesnt repair cars for a living, he just had decent parents, and she is basically useless.

Smoking GNU is a dude. Pay attention. The name refers to an African BBQ, that's manly, right?

So, its worse than I thought, and no.


GHEY
 
2013-09-07 04:44:27 AM
I bin trolled :/
 
2013-09-07 04:47:02 AM
Man doesn't need a card.

Unless you get that cool metallic one next to the transformers that HasBRO marketed to you. That shiat lifts, bro!
 
2013-09-07 04:48:48 AM
The amount of trolls here, as a percentage, is higher than most politic threads.
 
2013-09-07 04:50:35 AM

Pin Fiften Clob: The amount of trolls here, as a percentage, is higher than most politic threads.


Yup, I'd update my troll list, but i'd reduce the thread to one grey wall with occasional white places.
 
2013-09-07 04:50:51 AM

Smoking GNU: thisisarepeat: the_cnidarian: thisisarepeat: Smoking GNU: RealAmericanHero: Munchkin City Coroner: Where the fark is the ASININE tag for this shiat???

Please enlighten us as to why you think it is "asinine." You've expended three question marks. Clearly you have an issue where other people don't.

He's worried that girls won't be forced to grow up with the notion that they're supposed to be home keepers and stove jockeys, as is shown by the "proper" toys girls are supposed to play with.

Bullshiat.  Its more about Smoking GNU not being able to reconcile the fact that she expects her boyfriend to fix her car, but can't sew a patch on his torn pants.  Though her boyfriend doesnt repair cars for a living, he just had decent parents, and she is basically useless.

Smoking GNU is a dude. Pay attention. The name refers to an African BBQ, that's manly, right?

So, its worse than I thought, and no.

Also. no, t's a Terry Pratchett reference.


I'm more of a Patric O'Brian fan.
 
2013-09-07 04:51:58 AM

Pin Fiften Clob: The amount of trolls here, as a percentage, is higher than most politic threads.


this is very really upsetting news, what did you expect?
 
2013-09-07 04:56:57 AM

wookiee cookie: Pin Fiften Clob: The amount of trolls here, as a percentage, is higher than most politic threads.

this is very really upsetting news, what did you expect?



I recently got my Mcdonalds to change the time they switched over to breakfast from 2am to 4am, you can't imagine what I could do to you.

/writing my congressman as we speak
 
2013-09-07 05:01:11 AM

Pin Fiften Clob: The amount of trolls here, as a percentage, is higher than most politic threads.


Oddly, though, it's lower than most gender identity threads. Hell, nobody has referred to a boy liking pink as having a mental illness yet.
 
2013-09-07 05:09:05 AM
A boy liking pink as having a mental illness yet.
 
2013-09-07 05:11:18 AM

Smoking GNU: Pin Fiften Clob: The amount of trolls here, as a percentage, is higher than most politic threads.

Yup, I'd update my troll list, but i'd reduce the thread to one grey wall with occasional white places.




A opposing viewpoint makes one a troll? I thought the Internet was about the free exchange of ideas?
 
2013-09-07 05:13:09 AM
The incidence of boys who choose pink as their favorite color before the age
 
2013-09-07 05:13:21 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Smoking GNU: Pin Fiften Clob: The amount of trolls here, as a percentage, is higher than most politic threads.

Yup, I'd update my troll list, but i'd reduce the thread to one grey wall with occasional white places.

A opposing viewpoint makes one a troll? I thought the Internet was about the free exchange of ideas?


It is.  I'm free to exchange my ideas, except those that violate the TOS, and you're free to troll, troll, troll.  Or not, I can't be bothered to keep up.
 
2013-09-07 05:19:41 AM

thisisarepeat: The incidence of boys who choose pink as their favorite color before the age


BOYS PREFERRING PINK TWISTS MY PANTIES DON'T EVEN GO THERE MISTER SISTER
 
2013-09-07 05:20:08 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.


Never said it wasn't. I'm saying when a kid at his/her birthday party opens toy, toy, toy, videogame, movie, toy...gift card, the gift card is a let-down.
 
2013-09-07 05:28:42 AM

wildcardjack: [thesocietypages.org image 402x516]

Now, can you guess who this child grew up to be? Hint: child sexual dimorphism was really a recent development. As was being able to expect all your children to make it to adulthood.

Oh, and blue was a girls color, soothing and associated with The Virgin Mary. Pink was a warm color for boys. The whole pink = girls solidified in the 1950's.


George Bush?  Pat Robertson?  Barack Obama?  For god's sake don't just leave me hanging man!
 
2013-09-07 05:30:13 AM
The UK has gender-specific toy aisles?  F*cking barbarians.
 
2013-09-07 05:36:10 AM

Yes this is dog: It's non-standard an automatic write-off in mixed company and should not be used in formal writing anywhere, but this is Fark America, so get your panties out of a bundle.


ssstto.blog.bg
 
2013-09-07 05:39:56 AM

illannoyin: /Please donate the prize for my winning another thread to the charity of your choice
//Thank you.


I have to say, you speak the truth. I clicked on two threads this evening and you'd won them both.


No wonder I have you favorited.
 
2013-09-07 05:41:37 AM
So there's some store in the UK that is going to make it harder to find what you're looking for, and that gets a Hero tag?
 
2013-09-07 05:42:09 AM
Ah, yes, because nothing says trash me, beat me up, and blow me ... into tiny little pieces like the barbie aisle at the toy store
media.salon.com

and for comparison, nothing says dress me up like the army aisle at the toy store

genderben.files.wordpress.com

/why do I have "Blinded by the light" suddenly playing in my head?
 
2013-09-07 05:42:19 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Igor Jakovsky: 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.

Well apparently my little pony is for boys now too. At least according to the bronies.



Bronies is a sad subculture that needs to be stomped out.


it's just utterly patheticly femminazizing the cutesy adoration of fictional cartoon beasts they should be ground into dogfood if they like being ponies so much it makes my nostrils flare in offense
 
2013-09-07 05:44:32 AM

thamike: Yes this is dog: It's non-standard an automatic write-off in mixed company and should not be used in formal writing anywhere, but this is Fark America, so get your panties out of a bundle.

[ssstto.blog.bg image 599x797]


You varlet. You wrong me, sir, by associating me with that little fella.
 
2013-09-07 05:49:09 AM

Yes this is dog: thamike: Yes this is dog: It's non-standard an automatic write-off in mixed company and should not be used in formal writing anywhere, but this is Fark America, so get your panties out of a bundle.

[ssstto.blog.bg image 599x797]

You varlet. You wrong me, sir, by associating me with that little fella.


Forsooth. Zounds! Varlet!  Here's my fiddlestick. Here's that shall make you dance!

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-09-07 05:49:29 AM

wookiee cookie: Mid_mo_mad_man: Igor Jakovsky: 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.

Well apparently my little pony is for boys now too. At least according to the bronies.

Bronies is a sad subculture that needs to be stomped out.

it's just utterly patheticly femminazizing the cutesy adoration of fictional cartoon beasts they should be ground into dogfood if they like being ponies so much it makes my nostrils flare in offense




I've watched every episode trying to see the appeal. I found it to be utter garbage. With no redeeming qualities.
 
2013-09-07 05:50:55 AM

wildcardjack: [thesocietypages.org image 402x516]

Now, can you guess who this child grew up to be? Hint: child sexual dimorphism was really a recent development. As was being able to expect all your children to make it to adulthood.

Oh, and blue was a girls color, soothing and associated with The Virgin Mary. Pink was a warm color for boys. The whole pink = girls solidified in the 1950's.


Ernest Hemingway?
 
2013-09-07 05:59:08 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: wookiee cookie: Mid_mo_mad_man: Igor Jakovsky: 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.

Well apparently my little pony is for boys now too. At least according to the bronies.

Bronies is a sad subculture that needs to be stomped out.

it's just utterly patheticly femminazizing the cutesy adoration of fictional cartoon beasts they should be ground into dogfood if they like being ponies so much it makes my nostrils flare in offense



I've watched every episode trying to see the appeal. I found it to be utter garbage. With no redeeming qualities.


of course it's udder garbage, therefore its priestesses deserve boot-stomping eradication but... uggs, every episode?!?...the brony doth protest too much methinks.
 
2013-09-07 06:18:38 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: Perfectly reasonable, but hero tag? Really?


My thoughts exactly. Had he employed his endcaps he could have been in the Justice League
 
2013-09-07 07:11:33 AM

Esroc: 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.


Nah, that's not it. I wouldn't chew my mom out in public for trying to buy my daughter a toy. You probably embarrassed her.
 
2013-09-07 07:23:28 AM
Because there are absolutely zero differences between the sexes, at any age. LOL.

Remember kids, everything you've ever been told about anything is a lie.
 
2013-09-07 07:36:00 AM

Nick Nostril: Because there are absolutely zero differences between the sexes, at any age. LOL.

Remember kids, everything you've ever been told about anything is a lie.


too true bro. reminds me of a toy i saw once: a strawman getting farked in the ass by another strawman.

it was in the yaoi aisle of the girls' section of course.
 
2013-09-07 07:39:38 AM

weltallica: (But Bravestarr blew them both out of the water. That theme music was... well...YOU FELT LIKE A MAN.)


Damn right! Bravestarr was awesome.

I'll admit to occasionally watching She-Ra and Jem though. They were actually pretty good shows. Better than some of the boy stuff.
 
2013-09-07 07:39:54 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.


When I was a little kid, I always thought "Yay, toys!"
 
2013-09-07 08:19:55 AM
Isn't it Roosevelt in the photo? (FDR not Teddy)

Good on UK TRU to say "Hey kids, now really can be a kid, we don't care who you are"

Sad on folks who are all "but, but, OUTRAGE, kids might be inclined to XXXX if we let them play with YYYY"

Even more sad for those who are rollin', rollin', trollin', trollin'

Cheers for ESROC and raising a BA daughter -- I have three. One is my sports-loving, stat quoter. My middle is more girly, but would rather play Batman lego than dolls. Baby hasn't decided yet.

Don't worry, they like stuffed animals and I have more webkins than you can shake a stick at.

I'm dubious this is hero tag material. Interesting - maybe.
 
2013-09-07 08:24:22 AM
i2.ytimg.com

The Super Soaker Money Shoter 3000*. Fun even for gender confused boys n girls.

/* may not be actual name
 
2013-09-07 08:26:07 AM

PIP_the_TROLL: weltallica: (But Bravestarr blew them both out of the water. That theme music was... well...YOU FELT LIKE A MAN.)

Damn right! Bravestarr was awesome.

I'll admit to occasionally watching She-Ra and Jem though. They were actually pretty good shows. Better than some of the boy stuff.


Hordak was awesome, although why, with robotic jet flghters, he wasn't able to overtake a peasantry armed with bows and arrows, I'll never know.
 
2013-09-07 08:46:51 AM
Wait, UK toy stores are indexed to the predominant gender of the target audience?

... how the fark does anyone find anything there?  The US has had categories like "action figures" and "video games" and "bicycles" and so on, since I was a kid at least.  I suspect because they wanted you to actually be able to find what you were looking for so you could farking buy it.

//And how do you deal with shiat that doesn't have a specific target gender, like LEGO and so on?  They just not sell that in the UK?
 
2013-09-07 09:07:31 AM
Yeah this is great news indeed! How dare we make it easy on parents to have the opportunity to help children develop their gender identity. We should all be forced to raise androgynous robot boy/girl automatons whether they like it or not and if we remove everything that distinguishes the two sexes then we can make this a reality. No but this is ridiculous. Equality is a good thing however most girls want to be girls and most boys want to be boys and acknowledging this within society and catering for it should not be seen as discrimination. Making sure that all toys are marketed in a `gender neutral` way to not offend those who might want to assume a different gender role, however, is patronising. There is nothing wrong with girls wanting to play like boys and vice versa but it is better to accept people for this than to make everything unisex. By doing so at the expense of the majority so as to avoid offence, you're implying it's abnormal in the first place. Rant over.
 
2013-09-07 09:20:05 AM
My 4 year old is playing now with a Disney castle filled with the cast from Dora all the Disney Princesses along with Spider-Man, Captain America and I think Daredevil is in there. Also some of the spongebob character.  Most of the superhero action figures are leftovers from when I was a kid but some are new.  Of course my 4 year old is a girl, I doubt a 4 year old boy would allow any female influence on playtime so the Disney Princess castle is out.
Oh, gotta run the dog just took off with Wolverine in his mouth
 
2013-09-07 09:37:23 AM

Yes this is dog: Hell, nobody has referred to a boy liking pink as having a mental illness yet.


I read that as "licking pink", and wondered why the hell that would be considered a mental illness...
 
2013-09-07 09:38:43 AM
This is the type of absurd insanity that comes from having too much time and too few real world problems to deal with. Seriously, if you want to buy a girl a boy toy just go down the aisle with the toys she likes, pick out one that will make her heart go pitter patter and put it in the cart. I did just this very thing for a 5 year old's birthday party last week as she wanted toys that were considered boy toys.

Inconvenience to me = 0. Girl got the boy toy she wanted = 1.

Passing a law regulating this kind of thing = laughing stock of the world.
 
2013-09-07 09:39:41 AM
imageshack.us
 
2013-09-07 10:08:17 AM
Welcome to the 1970s.

mysmallpotatoesdotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-07 10:20:24 AM
Toystore?

My kids play Minecraft. The fark are toys?
 
2013-09-07 10:24:42 AM
Thy should do this with bathrooms
 
2013-09-07 10:24:43 AM

Ringshadow: 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.


Especially Nerf Guns...

/mmm...Nerf Guns...
 
2013-09-07 10:39:27 AM
It's not brilliant at all.  It's actually stupid as fark.

There is a specific marketing logic involved in how grocery stores and other stores are laid out.  There is also a specific reason certain products are put on shelves right at the checkout lines.  You don't put tires next to the dairy aisle.  You might consider putting cereal near the dairy aisle, but I don't have all the research to pull from.

The REASON "girl toys" are put near other "girl toys" is because those are the types of toys that girls are TYPICALLY interested in.  There is no toy store law that forbids girls from going down the "boy toys" aisle.  Toys that appeal to a specific type of child are grouped together to encourage impulse purchases of things one might not have known about.

It's just like in video stores, where they group titles by genre.

I'm sick and tired of people looking for new, manufactured versions of fantasy "oppression" to overcome.
 
2013-09-07 10:42:44 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: Perfectly reasonable, but hero tag? Really?


Yes, considering how long toy companies (and society) have FORCED people into a gender, yeah, the Hero tag IS warrented when someone finally realizes that you don't have to play with certain toys because you are a certain gender.
 
2013-09-07 10:48:29 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.


Heh.  My friends' daughter likes Transformers, Batman, and The Avengers toys.  The only "girl" toys she likes is the Monster High dolls, and she looks like she's about to die of embarrassment walking down the pink aisles of the girl toys sections to get to them.
 
2013-09-07 10:51:53 AM

Sgt Otter: 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.

Heh.  My friends' daughter likes Transformers, Batman, and The Avengers toys.  The only "girl" toys she likes is the Monster High dolls, and she looks like she's about to die of embarrassment walking down the pink aisles of the girl toys sections to get to them.


Do you think she's lesbian?
 
2013-09-07 11:00:30 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.

Now, if you're only buying a gift out of obligation, than sure. Why not.


You obviously have forgotten what its like to be a kid. I would have gladly taken a gift card over Grandma's well meant "Young Mutant Ninja Frogs".
 
2013-09-07 11:33:15 AM
"Irregardless" is not a word.

Yes, it is, much to my dismay.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless
 
2013-09-07 11:48:19 AM

onyxruby: This is the type of absurd insanity that comes from having too much time and too few real world problems to deal with. Seriously, if you want to buy a girl a boy toy just go down the aisle with the toys she likes, pick out one that will make her heart go pitter patter and put it in the cart. I did just this very thing for a 5 year old's birthday party last week as she wanted toys that were considered boy toys.

Inconvenience to me = 0. Girl got the boy toy she wanted = 1.

Passing a law regulating this kind of thing = laughing stock of the world.


it's not a law
 
2013-09-07 11:56:33 AM
The imposition of gender confusion is mind boggling
 
2013-09-07 12:10:09 PM
Lot of angry farkers on a friday night. In a thread about children's toys. Drunk, angry, alone. biatching about other people's kids. Thanks for the laughs!

/How's my grammer? *Snerk*
 
2013-09-07 12:19:36 PM
I wish I could have people not only accept my delusions but force everyone to live the way I want to live or claim I'm being discriminated against.
 
2013-09-07 12:42:54 PM
This is why aliens will never visit us.
 
2013-09-07 01:11:00 PM

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.


Why don't you lay back on the couch and tell me how long the toy aisles have been talking to you and telling you what you can and can't do?
 
2013-09-07 01:11:46 PM

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.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x400]


Irregardless is actually a recognized word in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and it is here.
 
2013-09-07 01:28:22 PM
Is this really a problem? Were they really gender-specific? I always assumed it was arranged by age group, then toy category. All the baby dolls, all the games, all the trucks, all the action figures, etc....never saw one that said boys or girls on it.
My son's Mad Scientist Lab (boys easybake oven) was with all the pink easybake ovens.....
 
2013-09-07 01:37:51 PM
Putting like objects together is a valid way of organization, and I don't see how they'll do it otherwise. If I want GI Joe's, I don't want to sort through Barbie dolls to get them. And no wants to sort through WWE destruct-o wrestling rink play-set to get at a Bratz doll liposuction clinic play-set. And it's not like the big toys manufactures are not going to be using pink on their boxes. They'll still be marked as far as kids eyes go. Also it doesn't say what the new organizational scheme will be, but if one side of the isle is "boys stuff," and on the other side of the isle is "girls stuff" that isn't really a change.

I just don't understand how this is heroic in any way?
 
2013-09-07 01:43:27 PM

thisisarepeat: Boo_Guy: thisisarepeat: Boo_Guy: 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.

Looks like one to me?
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/irregardless

fark you with a flaming pineapple.  You still sound retarded when you use a double negative in English.


I don't use it,  but this is just a thread on Fark,  not a letter to the POTUS from the Pope.

So like OMG DMY!

Dont mind me, I'm still PISSED OFF about meriam webster making "racist" and "bigot" synonyms.  Fark it.  I'll just use use random words like a farking stroke victim and expect people to know what I mean.  I'll just wait for a dictionary to make my illiterate bullshiat source-able.


It looks like we're outnumbered but I'll get in the foxhole with you. The devolution of the language runs apace with increasing scientific and mathematic illiteracy.

////Secures onion firmly.
 
2013-09-07 01:44:44 PM
My daughter once had another little girl tell her that she wasn't a "real girl" because she liked to play with dinosaurs instead of dolls. My kid's feelers were hurt so to comfort her my sister bought my daughter a Paleontologist Barbie. She still preferred the dinosaurs.
 
2013-09-07 01:50:13 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: Perfectly reasonable, but hero tag? Really?


Hell yes. Shopping for toddlers is  insane when the aisles are gendered. They need to sort toys by age, not gender--that way you can get the three-year-old the blocks and not have to search twelve aisles to find it.

/Seriously, I have done this before. Put the toys by age and have done with it.
 
2013-09-07 01:59:01 PM

SundaesChild: My daughter once had another little girl tell her that she wasn't a "real girl" because she liked to play with dinosaurs instead of dolls. My kid's feelers were hurt so to comfort her my sister bought my daughter a Paleontologist Barbie. She still preferred the dinosaurs.


She was just echoing what mommy told her when she wanted to play with them.

Some parents are unintentional monsters.
 
2013-09-07 03:26:17 PM
So barbies next to GI Joes or what? This PC crap is getting ridiculous
 
2013-09-07 03:31:27 PM

wookiee cookie: it's not a law


Good luck convincing the Fark Libertarian Brigade of this.
 
2013-09-07 04:03:41 PM
Should this have the hero tag?  Or the heroine tag?  Is it sexist to not have a heroine tag?
 
2013-09-07 05:02:19 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sgt Otter: 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.

Heh.  My friends' daughter likes Transformers, Batman, and The Avengers toys.  The only "girl" toys she likes is the Monster High dolls, and she looks like she's about to die of embarrassment walking down the pink aisles of the girl toys sections to get to them.

Do you think she's lesbian?


You're interested in little girls' sexual preferences?

latimesblogs.latimes.com
 
2013-09-07 05:27:44 PM

SeaMonkey311: So barbies next to GI Joes or what? This PC crap is getting ridiculous


I cannot wait for the coed showers.
 
2013-09-07 06:27:50 PM
One of the expensive toys collectors want is the gi joe nurse
Complete with art issue condoms
 
2013-09-07 06:48:19 PM
They tried this a while back at Toys R Us and discovered most customers WANTED to know where the gender-specific toys are.

There are always exceptions, of course, but the reason most boys play with trucks and girls play with dolls isn't cultural imprinting or whatever. It's because most boys WANT to play with trucks and most girls WANT to play with dolls.
 
2013-09-07 09:01:05 PM

NDP2: Ernest Hemingway?


rwfan: wildcardjack: [thesocietypages.org image 402x516]

Now, can you guess who this child grew up to be? Hint: child sexual dimorphism was really a recent development. As was being able to expect all your children to make it to adulthood.

George Bush?  Pat Robertson?  Barack Obama?  For god's sake don't just leave me hanging man!


It's FDR.
 
2013-09-07 10:22:34 PM

JayCab: 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.

SeaMonkey311: So barbies next to GI Joes or what? This PC crap is getting ridiculous


I hate to tell you this, but GI Joes and Barbies are both dolls.

/"Noooo! They're  action figures! That's entirely different! And you can dress them in different army outfits and give them accessories and do their hair and play 'military ball' and..."
 
2013-09-07 10:24:16 PM

Sensei Can You See: There are always exceptions, of course, but the reason most boys play with trucks and girls play with dolls isn't cultural imprinting or whatever. It's because most boys WANT to play with trucks and most girls WANT to play with dolls.


Yes, it's innate and not cultural at all. Why, for hundreds of thousands of years, male humans have evolved to play with trucks. It was very sad that none existed until now.
 
2013-09-07 10:59:09 PM

Theaetetus: male humans have evolved to play with trucks


Yes, because the single example I chose to illustrate the principle applies to every human in history.
 
2013-09-07 11:31:27 PM

Sensei Can You See: They tried this a while back at Toys R Us and discovered most customers WANTED to know where the gender-specific toys are.

There are always exceptions, of course, but the reason most boys play with trucks and girls play with dolls isn't cultural imprinting or whatever. It's because most boys WANT to play with trucks and most girls WANT to play with dolls.


I seriously doubt any toy store would just mix all the toys together randomly. It's not like people won't be able to find the toys they want. It's just that instead of a blue aisle and pink aisle, you might have light sabers at one end and princess wands at the other.

Think of it like a grocery store that re-orders its merchandise. The regulars get a little peeved because they're used to pattern shopping. But someone who's never been in the store isn't affected by the change. Pickles, ketchup, mustard and mayo will still be presented in the same areas, its just that now they're over near the bread (and therefore the buns) rather than being near the picnic supplies and beer.
 
2013-09-08 12:21:41 AM

Sensei Can You See: Theaetetus: male humans have evolved to play with trucks

Yes, because the single example I chose to illustrate the principle applies to every human in history.


You're the one claiming that playing with trucks isn't cultural, despite the fact that trucks have only existed for a century.
 
2013-09-08 02:54:10 AM
...and 99% of the kids will end up with the same toys as before.
 
2013-09-08 02:55:09 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Sensei Can You See: They tried this a while back at Toys R Us and discovered most customers WANTED to know where the gender-specific toys are.

There are always exceptions, of course, but the reason most boys play with trucks and girls play with dolls isn't cultural imprinting or whatever. It's because most boys WANT to play with trucks and most girls WANT to play with dolls.

I seriously doubt any toy store would just mix all the toys together randomly. It's not like people won't be able to find the toys they want. It's just that instead of a blue aisle and pink aisle, you might have light sabers at one end and princess wands at the other.

Think of it like a grocery store that re-orders its merchandise. The regulars get a little peeved because they're used to pattern shopping. But someone who's never been in the store isn't affected by the change. Pickles, ketchup, mustard and mayo will still be presented in the same areas, its just that now they're over near the bread (and therefore the buns) rather than being near the picnic supplies and beer.


I swear to you, I will BURN THIS MOTHERfarkER DOWN if I have to spend another half hour finding sliced olives!  we clear?
 
2013-09-08 03:50:46 AM

bobrktb: This is why aliens will never visit us.


I can see it now.

Alien 1: We're nearly ready to land and welcome these Earth people into the interstellar community. I've prepared the necessary instructions for them to develop safe faster than light travel beginning with their technology as well as cures for all of their diseases. Have you completed your language and culture survey so we can communicate with them yet?

Alien 2: I have, and I am afraid that I have some sad and shocking news. It would appear that toy retailers on that island over there have ceased segregating their displays by a child's gender.

Alien 1: Well sod that for a game of soldiers, we're off to find a more worthy post-industrial world to help out then.
 
2013-09-08 10:08:45 AM

SeaMonkey311: So barbies next to GI Joes or what? This PC crap is getting ridiculous


What PC crap?  The entire article is horsesh*t.
 
2013-09-08 12:23:43 PM

Nick Nostril: Because there are absolutely zero differences between the sexes, at any age. LOL.

Remember kids, everything you've ever been told about anything is a lie.


Because little boys would never play with Barbie dolls and little girls could never ever be into Tonka Trucks, amirite Fark Gender Brigade(tm)?
 
2013-09-08 12:27:53 PM

Prophet of Loss: SundaesChild: My daughter once had another little girl tell her that she wasn't a "real girl" because she liked to play with dinosaurs instead of dolls. My kid's feelers were hurt so to comfort her my sister bought my daughter a Paleontologist Barbie. She still preferred the dinosaurs.

She was just echoing what mommy told her when she wanted to play with them.

Some parents are unintentional monsters.


Doubtful. More likely that the mom has always thought of tomboys as being freaks and would hate for her daughter to associate herself with any of them.
 
2013-09-08 12:29:20 PM

onyxruby: Passing a law regulating this kind of thing = laughing stock of the world.


Lol.

*shakes head*
*walks away*
 
2013-09-08 12:30:31 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Nick Nostril: Because there are absolutely zero differences between the sexes, at any age. LOL.

Remember kids, everything you've ever been told about anything is a lie.

Because little boys would never play with Barbie dolls and little girls could never ever be into Tonka Trucks, amirite Fark Gender Brigade(tm)?


Barbie dolls in Tonka trucks!  My cousin and I would give her Barbies Twiggy haircuts and drive them into my grandparents' swimming pool.  I had a whole roadtrip liquor store stickup girls martyrdom storyline.  Sometimes, Boba Fett would stalk them in a MASK mobile.
 
2013-09-08 12:32:15 PM

Jim_Callahan: Wait, UK toy stores are indexed to the predominant gender of the target audience?

... how the fark does anyone find anything there?  The US has had categories like "action figures" and "video games" and "bicycles" and so on, since I was a kid at least.  I suspect because they wanted you to actually be able to find what you were looking for so you could farking buy it.

//And how do you deal with shiat that doesn't have a specific target gender, like LEGO and so on?  They just not sell that in the UK?


If you've seen Lego sets in the last 20 years, they have themes attached to them. The only place you're going to find just plain Lego bricks is a Lego store. Your normal department store is going to have Pirate Lego and Fairytale Castle Lego sets.
 
2013-09-08 01:49:10 PM

Gordon Bennett: bobrktb: This is why aliens will never visit us.

I can see it now.

Alien 1: We're nearly ready to land and welcome these Earth people into the interstellar community. I've prepared the necessary instructions for them to develop safe faster than light travel beginning with their technology as well as cures for all of their diseases. Have you completed your language and culture survey so we can communicate with them yet?

Alien 2: I have, and I am afraid that I have some sad and shocking news. It would appear that toy retailers on that island over there have ceased segregating their displays by a child's gender.

Alien 1: Well sod that for a game of soldiers, we're off to find a more worthy post-industrial world to help out then.


lmftfy

Alien 1: Are those assholes still creating solutions to problems that don't exist
Alien 2: Yep
Alien 1: What about actual issues? Isn't their economy in the tank.
Alien 2: It looks like they live comfortably enough to ignore their actual problems, but still need to feel like they're doing something so they pull shiat like slacktivism
Alien 1: So...should we eat them?
Alien 2: No, I don't want to hear them complain that we're sexist just because we eat a woman first
 
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