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Really, Oxfam? Pink phones? Was there no other way to achieve such a laudable goal?
Quick! Stock up on beef jerky and batteries. (Thanks, Jender-Mom!)
In response to a petition started by McKenna Pope, Hasbro will soon be revealing a new model of the Easy-Bake Oven (which will be black and silver) and has pledged to start marketing the toy in a more gender-neutral way.
New Jersey eighth grader McKenna Pope is sick and tired of hearing that baking is girly. She knows that male celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Alton Brown are no strangers to perfectly flaky pie crust, and Pope’s 4-year-old brother, Gavyn, is no slouch in the kitchen, either. So when he recently asked Santa for an Easy-Bake Oven, McKenna noticed that boys weren’t featured anywhere in Hasbro’s advertisements for the mini-oven. On top of that, it only came in two colors: purple and pink. Feeling burned by the suggestion that only girls bake, the budding activist decided to do something about it.
McKenna started a petition on Change.org calling on toy manufacturer Hasbro to tone down the gender-typing on the Easy-Bake Oven. The open letter to CEO Brian D. Goldner might feature a pretty adorable video of Gavyn talking about baking (and dinosaurs!), but it’s not kidding around.
The Floral Kiss series features a unified design sensibility that has been developed for the female consumer—from the PC’s design to accessories, such as the mouse and case, and optional add-ons. Users can select their favorite color from among three variations: Elegant White, Feminine Pink and Luxury Brown.
It even comes with nifty scrapbooking, diary, and horoscope applications standard–golly gee!
This is quite funny (and apt).
Dear people in charge of commercials targeting women,
I just wanted you to know that according to your commercials, men never eat yogurt. Not once. In your world they don’t even go near the yogurt aisle. Did you put up some sort of force field? Only women buy yogurt and when they do, they eat it with grins on their faces and talk about it as if there’s an orgasm in every little 6 oz. plastic container. And really, “swapping” a slice of strawberry cheesecake for a yogurt?
I’ll eat a slice of strawberry cheesecake if I want to. Why is every woman in your commercials watching their weight? They don’t need to feel guilty about eating a slice of that that cheesecake in the fridge or about ordering that large cappuccino. Chocolate is okay though, you say they can indulge in pieces of chocolate—because they deserve it.
Men also never eat chocolate. Or use Swiffers, or paper towels, do laundry or dishes, or buy peanut butter. Only moms who care about their kids buy peanut butter. I’m a crappy mom if I don’t buy the right peanut butter.
Also, did I miss something, or is there a requirement that I have to dance while I mop my floor?
Read the rest here.
Both Bibles are the product of author Sheila Walsh, who writes an ongoing “God’s Little Princess” and “God’s Mighty Warrior” series. Highlights include: God’s Little Princess: Dreaming of a Pink Christmas; Gigi, God’s Little Princess 4: The Pink Ballerina; Gigi, God’s Little Princess 3: Bursting With Readiness (I’m reasonably sure this one isn’t porn – but the title gives me pause); Will, God’s Mighty Warrior: They Mystery of Magillicuddy’s Gold; and Will, God’s Mighty Warrior: The Creepy Caves Mystery. You can see the full list here (scroll down to the ‘Children’s Books’ section).
Apparently, God wants little boys to epic, mystery-solving adventurers and little girls to be. . .pink obsessed ballerinas? I don’t even know. I’m truly baffled by this one.