[Disney T-shirts featuring popular characters with words printed instead of their visible body parts (face, arms, etc).]
Mickey’s descriptors [not in the picture]: Clever, Awesome, The Boss, Mischievous, Genuine, Curious, Original, Leader, Funny, and Brave
Donald's descriptors: Angry, Fabulous, Quack, Duck, Temper-tantrum, Funny, and Feisty.
Goofy's descriptors: Goof, Fun, Comic, Weird, Genuine, Laugh Out Loud, Clumsy, Tall, Smart , Wacky, Silly, and Funny
Minnie's descriptors: Cute, Sweet, Gorgeous, Adventurous, Genuine, Adorable, Beautiful, Lovable, Fun, Pretty, and Hot (written in big letters on her foot)
Dear Customer who stuck up for his little brother, you thought I didn’t really notice. But I did. I wanted to high-five you.
Yesterday I had a pair of brothers in my store. One was maybe between 15-17. He was a wrestler at the local high school. Kind of tall, stocky and handsome. He had a younger brother, who was maybe about…
[A little girl named Riley going on an upset rant about gender divisions in the toy aisle. Transcript here.]
From the category “Unisex T-shirt”: a T-shirt reading “Geek Dad”.
In the same vein, the “Generic Humanoid Carbon Unit” T-shirt codes “humanoid” using the pictogram commonly known as “Men’s room”:
[Photo of a treadmill control panel; the “slow down” button has a pictogram of a woman on it, while the “speed up” button has a pictogram of a man.]
[Picture from a Dutch toy brochure. For girls, there’s a pink “washing the dishes” playset. For boys, a blue microscope.]
[Trigger Warning for extreme callousness in the face of rape survivors on the part of the virtual secretary if you read until the end.]
The recent illustrations of Siri, the iPhone 4S voice-recognition based assistant, failing to provide information to users about abortion, birth control, help after rape and help with domestic violence has gotten a lot of notice. Yesterday’s post with screenshots from a Twitter conversation I was…
Anyway, enough porn. Back to GENDER ISSUES.
Yay gender issues!