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(Web Pro News)   Nerf Rebelle: Is this new toy brilliant or sexist? Who cares, it's fun   (webpronews.com) divider line 43
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GBB
2013-12-08 05:31:11 PM  
8 votes:
Does it shoot tampons?

/DRTFA
2013-12-08 05:39:33 PM  
6 votes:
I'm going to reserve judgment on this until Jezebel has a chance to weigh in.
2013-12-08 06:50:15 PM  
5 votes:
leisureguy.files.wordpress.com
2013-12-08 05:50:33 PM  
5 votes:
Not as sexist as this:

www.sunshinecoasttoyshobbies.com.au
2013-12-08 05:57:47 PM  
3 votes:

WorldCitizen: It is really funny that in 2013 if you walk into a toy store there is a VERY obvious girls' section which is VERY much pink. And of course, the boys' section is full of blue. It's all very 1950s still in a toy store.


Yeah.  Have you gone into the men's section at a CLOTHING store?  There isn't a single bra to be found.  They don't put tampons beside the men's razors either.  Can you believe they would actually GROUP things that are designed for a specific gender?  It's insane!
2013-12-08 05:50:52 PM  
3 votes:

that was my nickname in highschool: I'm going to reserve judgment on this until Jezebel has a chance to weigh in.


I would take them pretty seriously. The website has tons of followers despite being so few in numbers.
2013-12-08 05:34:11 PM  
3 votes:
Fun? Ban it. Someone might be allergic to the plasticizer.
2013-12-08 11:58:48 PM  
2 votes:

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: [www.fototime.com image 400x245]


So what's long, pink, and full of seamen?
2013-12-08 08:41:19 PM  
2 votes:

khyberkitsune: chasd00: Relatively Obscure: The Hunger Games and one Katniss Everdeen. The character was a rough and tumble young woman because she had to be. Because in her world, there was no room for being delicate. Strength, determination and the ability to hunt for food meant survival.

Too bad she never actually looks strong in any depictions of her I see.


This fictional character is a bit better.

Too bad she's reduced to the stereotypical sobbing mess when confronting the cyberdyne guy

Read the books and you might get more insight as to why she broke down like a little biatch.


The director dumped her for a younger woman?
2013-12-08 07:04:38 PM  
2 votes:
Studies have shown that if you give a kid a choice between a "girl's toy" and a "boy's toy", most kids will have the most fun:

www.savvyhousekeeping.com

... playing with the box.
2013-12-08 06:46:58 PM  
2 votes:
hwalther.home.xs4all.nl
2013-12-08 06:45:44 PM  
2 votes:
www.wrestleenigma.com
2013-12-08 06:06:49 PM  
2 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Mock me all you want, but girls should be encouraged to be active and creative in ways other than hairstyling and fashion.


So what you're saying is that they need to broaden their horizons to skirt the danger of tradition gender stereotypes?
2013-12-08 05:46:53 PM  
2 votes:

BadReligion: Girls like colorful things. My 13 year old daughter has 3 (real) guns, 1 of them is pink, another is purple. The 3rd is black.


Why? Do you live in some kind of war-torn third-world lawless decrepit republic?
2013-12-08 05:46:06 PM  
2 votes:
And then there's this one.  Looks great.  Minimal pink or purple.  Sure, it uses an aqua blue, but that's okay.

But... it's called the Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker bow vine.

Just think on that for a moment.
2013-12-08 05:41:27 PM  
2 votes:

that was my nickname in highschool: I'm going to reserve judgment on this until Jezebel has a chance to weigh in.


Heh heh "Jezebel"... "weigh in". That's funny. And I'm guessing an average of about 210 pounds.
2013-12-09 02:06:49 AM  
1 votes:

yourmomlovestetris: No one complains about the unfairness of rigidly defined gender roles in the animal kingdom.


Except for those damned marmots.
2013-12-08 11:42:35 PM  
1 votes:
www.fototime.com
2013-12-08 09:01:02 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: Not as sexist as this:

[www.sunshinecoasttoyshobbies.com.au image 495x559]


True, but my six-year-old niece has had one of those for two years, and every boy that comes over to the house plays with it. It's "washed" Barbie doll clothes, army men, loose change, assorted Lego, and every toy that will fit into its drum. Hell, I've played with it.
2013-12-08 08:47:02 PM  
1 votes:
Based on some of the responses in this thread, my understanding is that if a company markets a pink product to girls, you *have* to buy them that product; under no circumstances are you allowed to buy that whatever you feel is best for them. Is that correct? Because that's the only reasonable explanation that I can come up with for all the outrage.
2013-12-08 08:32:33 PM  
1 votes:
My son would custom paint all his toys. Problem solved. But that's not something a girl would do.
2013-12-08 08:28:57 PM  
1 votes:

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: When you are starting to claim sexism based on the color of a toy, you should probably question what you are doing with your life.


The 'academic' left has room for thousands of professional victims.
2013-12-08 07:58:14 PM  
1 votes:

Jimmysolson: duffblue: Jimmysolson: Vitamin Pb: They should make it rainbow colored to market it to the gays.

6 to 10 year old gays?

Hey asshole it's not a choice, baby we were born this way.

I doubt they are aware of being gay or not gay at that age.
Unless they've had some help making up their mind, if you know what I mean?


They can be quite aware of it.
2013-12-08 07:23:45 PM  
1 votes:

Jimmysolson: Vitamin Pb: They should make it rainbow colored to market it to the gays.

6 to 10 year old gays?


Hey asshole it's not a choice, baby we were born this way.
2013-12-08 06:33:04 PM  
1 votes:

baconbeard: I wonder what it's like to be perpetually offended by... well, EVERYTHING. How empty and bereft of joy must your existence be if you have to pass everything though your agenda filters to see if it's "acceptable" or if it's something that throws you into yet another histrionic fit of outrage.


No no no, you got that wrong. It's not about being offended. It's about making sure other people know that you are offended. Doesn't really matter why or by what. As long as they know.
2013-12-08 06:24:35 PM  
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Benevolent Misanthrope: Mock me all you want, but girls should be encouraged to be active and creative in ways other than hairstyling and fashion.

So what you're saying is that they need to broaden their horizons to skirt the danger of tradition gender stereotypes?



-_-
2013-12-08 06:16:00 PM  
1 votes:
Great. Finally some toys that can get your little girl expelled from school.
2013-12-08 06:14:51 PM  
1 votes:
Perhaps these toys are symbolic of the weapons that young ladies will need to battle the horrid, oppressive, Hegemonic Patriarchy.
2013-12-08 06:01:06 PM  
1 votes:

TOSViolation: WorldCitizen: It is really funny that in 2013 if you walk into a toy store there is a VERY obvious girls' section which is VERY much pink. And of course, the boys' section is full of blue. It's all very 1950s still in a toy store.

Yeah.  Have you gone into the men's section at a CLOTHING store?  There isn't a single bra to be found.  They don't put tampons beside the men's razors either.  Can you believe they would actually GROUP things that are designed for a specific gender?  It's insane!


So children's toys are designed for use on/in penises, vaginas, and boobs?  Who knew?
2013-12-08 05:58:07 PM  
1 votes:
Brilliant or Sexist?

static1.fjcdn.com
2013-12-08 05:55:50 PM  
1 votes:
It is really funny that in 2013 if you walk into a toy store there is a VERY obvious girls' section which is VERY much pink. And of course, the boys' section is full of blue. It's all very 1950s still in a toy store.
2013-12-08 05:53:44 PM  
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: BadReligion: Girls like colorful things. My 13 year old daughter has 3 (real) guns, 1 of them is pink, another is purple. The 3rd is black.

Why? Do you live in some kind of war-torn third-world lawless decrepit republic?


Are you kidding me? War-torn third-world republics rarely have QUALITY child firearms for purchase.
2013-12-08 05:53:20 PM  
1 votes:

BadReligion: Girls like colorful things. My 13 year old daughter has 3 (real) guns, 1 of them is pink, another is purple. The 3rd is black.


4.bp.blogspot.com
Is this one of them?
2013-12-08 05:50:32 PM  
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: BadReligion: Girls like colorful things. My 13 year old daughter has 3 (real) guns, 1 of them is pink, another is purple. The 3rd is black.

Why? Do you live in some kind of war-torn third-world lawless decrepit republic?


You mean like the U.S.?
2013-12-08 05:44:53 PM  
1 votes:

brigid_fitch: "Typically I'd start ranting about the "pinking and shrinking" of cool stuff in order to market them for girls (farking pink Legos....)"



Dude. Whatever it takes to get girls to play with Legos. Seriously. I don't care if they have to infuse glitter into the plastic and paint the bricks with farking nail polish to get girls to choose building a Lego construction over brushing Barbie's hair. If it works, and more girls start engineering shiat, more power to them.
2013-12-08 05:44:31 PM  
1 votes:
While the color coding is often annoying to see, little girls wear far more pink and softer colors than boys. This is due to socialization, of course, but cannot fault a company for wanting to appeal to girls with the color often associated with girls. As long as the roles of girls are not outlined as nurturers, secretaries, homemakers, etc., while boys are the workers, bread-winners, and heroes, I see little problem with the color. Rather, this may be the way to get girls who have been through this socialization to see themselves in new roles.

I remember there were sets of 'girl' Lego predominantly composed of pinks, which is how one saw this was marketed at girls. Whereas my Lego were castles, dragons, the frontier, exploration, etc., where the only girl face belonged to the princess bedecked in pink, the Lego marketed at girls was of houses, with pets, sitting around drinking coffee, or heading shopping. This was horrible, and I am glad my young cousin enjoys the Ninjago Lego sets because I was able to build with her this holiday season a gargantuan four headed dragon and temple, of which pink was not to be found.
2013-12-08 05:43:44 PM  
1 votes:

Relatively Obscure: The Hunger Games and one Katniss Everdeen. The character was a rough and tumble young woman because she had to be. Because in her world, there was no room for being delicate. Strength, determination and the ability to hunt for food meant survival.

Too bad she never actually looks strong in any depictions of her I see.


This fictional character is a bit better.


Too bad she's reduced to the stereotypical sobbing mess when confronting the cyberdyne guy
2013-12-08 05:38:43 PM  
1 votes:
I wonder what it's like to be perpetually offended by... well, EVERYTHING. How empty and bereft of joy must your existence be if you have to pass everything though your agenda filters to see if it's "acceptable" or if it's something that throws you into yet another histrionic fit of outrage.
2013-12-08 05:37:06 PM  
1 votes:
Just don't make pretend archery motions in school...
2013-12-08 05:36:36 PM  
1 votes:
They should make it rainbow colored to market it to the gays.
2013-12-08 05:34:39 PM  
1 votes:
Nerf sells shiat.
Little girls get their parents to buy them pink shiat.
If nerf doesn't make their shiat pink, little girls won't get their parents to buy it.

This isn't called sexist, it's called making money.  Sexist should be applied to the poor excuses for parents who raise their little girls to think that pink is a girl's color.
2013-12-08 05:34:26 PM  
1 votes:
I was just happy to see Hunger Games Barbie in the shops.
Nice to know she has a Homicidal Killer in a Dystopican Future side to her.
2013-12-08 05:26:31 PM  
1 votes:
Why can't pink be for boys?
 
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