Feminism Friday: Pink stinks!
I’ve had it with pointlessly gendered products. Pink for boys and blue for girls – not only should we all have grown out of this a long time ago, like the 1980s, but it’s actually getting worse! Charlie posted a link to some ‘delightfully feminine’ gadgets on Twitter earlier today, which made me realise what I’ve been doing wrong all this time with my photography. Clearly my photos would be so much better if I was using a camera that is designed for my gender. If my camera was pink, then all would be right with the world. Know what I say to that? BOLLOCKS!
You can stuff your fairydust-powered car accessories, pink cameras and glitter-encrusted Christmas gifts “for her” up your stupid lazy marketeer arse. Same goes for all that shite “for him” too. Believe it or not, some men don’t even like football, piss-weak lager and objectifying women! While you’re at it, stop dividing kids’ stuff by gender too. A friend of mine had some rather awesome ‘space baby’ socks for her daughter, but found that they were only available in the boy’s section. It’s fine to arrange the clothes/toys by colour or activity, but it’s 100% not OK to enforce ridiculous gender stereotypes in this way. Girls do/wear this and boys do/wear that? Really? Says who? Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me! I want gender-neutral gadgets and I want to be able to easily choose between All The Things. Is that really too much to ask?