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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 28
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2013-09-07 02:59:44 AM
4 votes:
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This picture has never been more appropriate.
2013-09-07 02:58:25 AM
3 votes:

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 04:48:48 AM
2 votes:
The amount of trolls here, as a percentage, is higher than most politic threads.
2013-09-07 03:18:50 AM
2 votes:
I think putting the sex toys in the same aisle as the other toys is a really bad idea.
2013-09-07 03:03:45 AM
2 votes:

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 02:29:39 AM
2 votes:

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 10:22:34 PM
1 votes:

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 07:36:00 AM
1 votes:

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 05:42:19 AM
1 votes:

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 05:09:05 AM
1 votes:
A boy liking pink as having a mental illness yet.
2013-09-07 04:50:35 AM
1 votes:

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 04:42:26 AM
1 votes:

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 04:20:02 AM
1 votes:

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 04:13:14 AM
1 votes:
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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 03:30:19 AM
1 votes:

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 03:16:48 AM
1 votes:
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 03:11:56 AM
1 votes:
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 03:04:21 AM
1 votes:
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/Please donate the prize for my winning another thread to the charity of your choice
//Thank you.
2013-09-07 03:03:13 AM
1 votes:

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 03:01:02 AM
1 votes:
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 02:56:28 AM
1 votes:
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2013-09-07 02:52:59 AM
1 votes:

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 02:47:47 AM
1 votes:
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 02:45:32 AM
1 votes:

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 02:43:19 AM
1 votes:
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TWX
2013-09-07 02:34:32 AM
1 votes:
Anyone else find it amusing that Topless Robot is the source for the story?
2013-09-07 02:33:40 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-09-07 02:27:11 AM
1 votes:
Great, now how the fark am I going to pick out a gift for my siblings crotchfruit?
 
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