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5 Sexist Products That’ll Make You Hate the People That Created Them

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4. Bic “For Her” Pens


When Bic created pink and purple pens just for women, it finally provided females with a suitable tool to write. Actually, it turned out that women were content to use the same pens that everyone used and largely made fun of the not-so-revolutionary product. Rightfully, women believed that marketing pens that are “attractive” and “designed to fit comfortably in a woman’s hand” specifically to their gender is insulting and rejected the product.

5. Skirt Mouse Pad

You might have to see this one in action before realizing how awful it is. You see, the mouse doesn’t rest on top of the skirt, it goes beneath it. To operate his computer, the user must put his hand inside the skirt and wiggle it around. Who needs internet porn when you can turn women into sexual objects even while playing computer solitaire?

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5:50AM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

Gross :(

10:05AM PDT on Oct 24, 2013

I really dislike the skirt mouse pad and the app, they are awful.

8:44AM PDT on Oct 24, 2013

I agree with Cynthia on this - use it as a warning and don't buy it.

5:15AM PDT on Oct 21, 2013

These are repulsive items, but the sad truth is that there are people out there who WILL buy them. Otherwise, they'd die a quick death and the companies would go out of business. Just what does that say about our society.

2:20PM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Who the hell buys this?? For sure ignorants and idiots!!

1:21PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

I would say "disgusting", but there are a variety of opinions offered by women. not for me, tho.

1:32PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

uhm.. the truck one is awful. the rest are fine inho

6:31AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

MEN!!! And people ask me why I prefer to live with my dog and three cats, more caring, considerate and friendly than most men, they know if I am feeling under the weather and try to help and are always there for me and my dog would protect me too. Thank goodness there are some decent men left in this world who would not be interested in these degrading products.(I do know a few).

3:39AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

Hm,wouldn't want to have anything to do with a man who has a van like that.

2:22AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

:)

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