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What Boys Think of Girls

What Boys Think of Girls

What Happens To Gendered Advertising When You Swap Audio & Video?

Some pretty interesting things, if we may be so bold. GenderRemixer.com offers you the opportunity to choose the video from a few toy commercials aimed at boys, and the audio from commercials aimed at girls (or vice versa) and play the results. May I also take this moment to say I think I hate toy commercials of all kinds?

(via Tipster Robin)

Previously in Gendered Advertising

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What if Childhood Gender Roles Continued to Adulthood?

It used to be that all little kids, regardless of gender, were dressed the same way when they were very small, but we tend to do things in the reverse order these days. It would be ridiculous if a girl of sixteen couldn’t find a blue shirt in the ladies section of the store, or if a guy couldn’t wear a purple polo without somebody commenting. Of course, the truth is, a lot of these ideas about gender do survive to adulthood. Ask any lady in a job where lifting stuff is a frequent activity, or any male nurse or nanny, and woman who cuts her hair shorter than her chin or any guy who paints his nails.

(via Women You Should Know.)

Previously in Gender Roles

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Olivia Wilde Talks About How Male Actors Were Bored In Genderswapped Movie Script

Here’s actress Olivia Wilde saying some great things about women in Hollywood. She sat on the State of Female Justice panel, a public event series by Laura Flanders as part of the One Billion Rising Campaign. The Tron: Legacy actress speaks about her own experiences, what positive things the media can do for young girls, and what she herself can do as a producer.

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Warner Bros. Animation Takes Issue With Girls Watching Their Programs

Does it ever feel like Warner Bros. thinks girls are icky? Here’s a story that may lend credence to that theory.

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The Mythbusters Ask, Is “Throw Like A Girl” An Insult? [VIDEO]

Interesting. Interesting.

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What Ads For Women Look Like (To Women) [VIDEO]

We all know women only care about two things: non-fat yogurt and birth control. At least, that’s what advertisements tell me, so it must be right, right? Megan Amram and Yahoo’s sketch comedy series did a fantastic parody of condescending women’s advertisements: a commercial for both yogurt and birth control, at the same time, finally giving us women exactly what we want. Watch for a painfully accurate portrayal of women in advertisements (laughing with salad) and don’t miss the hilarious cameo at the end.

(via Upworthy)

Previously in Women

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Good News, Ladies. Someone Has Finally Created a Tablet That We Womenfolk Can Use!

I’ve been considering getting a tablet. But I’ve held off. Not because of the price. Not because I don’t really need one. But because I, as a woman, don’t feel comfortable using any of the tablets currently on the market. They’re so scary-looking and not-pink. If only some brave company out there would make a tablet specifically for women so I could finally join the mens in the modern age of computing!

What’s that? You say a company has created a tablet specifically for females? Oh, happy day!

Yes, it exists. And it’s called the ePad Femme. I wish I were joking.

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An Alarming Look At The “Fake Geek Girl” Issue [VIDEO]

Ohhh, so this is why everyone is so scared of the “Fake Geek Girl.” I get it now. Totally legit problem we absolutely need to do something about. But seriously, Patrick Willems does a great job at poking fun at the controversy, and uses some real internet comments to do it. (We’ve seen a similar take on this before actually.)

(via Slate)

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Finally, A Computer Women Can Use! [Eyeroll]

Everyday items for “ladies” almost always rub us the wrong way. I mean, Lady-Pens, really? But now one company has decided those pesky desktops and laptops we already own should probably be replaced with something more suitable for women-folk. May we present, the Fujitsu Floral Kiss? 

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In The Future, We’ll All Wear Planets In Our Hair [VIDEO]

I’ve often pondered on what the future might be like but if this is what we can expect, sign me up! Forget hover boards, never mind replicators, I want a hair-do fit for the cosmos. Have a look at this 1960s video, from what I’m sure was an up-and-coming salon in Britain, and see if you’d be interested in the services they offer. If you’ve got some time, the entire Vintage Fashions YouTube channel is a wealth of delightful/bizarre old videos. Certainly worth a look.

(via io9)

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