Girls have diamond rings and purses, boys have saws and a hammer. Because you know you’re a Real Man when you fix things around the house! Also, men never like shiny things, and men never ever ever ever ever need a bag of a size in between “backpack” and “pocket.”
And boys are busy while girls are sweet. Clearly. As opposed to small children tending to be be, regardless of gender, both busy attempting to explore this whole new world they found themselves in, and sweet so their parents don’t kill them. That would be ridiculous.
Some food to put into lunches, helpfully arranged for the “busy mom”! Because men never make lunches, dontcha know. Men work twelve hours trying to climb the corporate ladder and then come home to play catch with their son and clean the gun in front of their daughter’s new boyfriend. I mean, the idea that men could care about their children and make an effort to be involved in their children’s lives, which sometimes manifests in the form of packing them school lunches, is completely ridiculous!
We all know what the purpose of getting in a relationship with a man is. No, not companionship and emotional support, don’t be ridiculous. Clearly not because you get along and enjoy spending time together. And because he’s hot? Don’t be silly, next thing you’ll be suggesting women enjoy sex! No, the only purpose of a relationship with a man is so you can spend all his money. A man’s value as a human being is directly tied to his checkbook. Worth? More like net worth, amirite, ladies?
Oh, look, the tie dye colors come in “girl.” Because boys don’t wear clothes that are purple, light blue or pink. Someone better correct all those Roman emperors and boy babies and Gene LeBell.
“Air Guitar” bedspread is for both boys and girls. Hey, I don’t even have to be sarcastic, we can encouage our kids to be Joan Jett or Robert Plant, that’s pretty co–
“Jungle Queen” (bonus racism for the name!). It’s pink and animal print. The marketing copy refers to the person whose room it might go in as “she.” Okay, I’m used to “boys don’t like pink,” “boys don’t like zebra print” is whatever, but “boys don’t like animals”? What the hell? Is this the new misandric thing? I mean, I can almost see the argument now. “Animals are cute and fuzzy, and only girls like cute fuzzy things! You have to take care of an animal, and only girls are capable of expressing care! Boys can like lizards and snakes and flying death porcupines without impugning their masculinity, but that’s it.”
This has nothing to do with sexism. It’s just cool-looking. Who’s a cute little purple cephalopod, yes you are!