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Top 5 Ridiculous ‘Just for Women’ Products

Top 5 Ridiculous ‘Just for Women’ Products
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Editors note:This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on November 5, 2012. Enjoy!

When you walk into a children’s toy store you see a clear separation between the boys and girls toys. Pink for the girls on one side; blue for the boys on another.

Can you imagine that such a separation exists well into adulthood?

Well, take a look at the following “women friendly” (aka sexist) products to see the tired pink gender stereotypes played out for women consumers today.

1. Fujitsu “Flora Kiss” Laptop

The Fujitsu Japanese company has created a line of laptops exclusively for women that comes in colors like feminine pink, elegant white and luxury brown. According to the website, the laptop features a flip latch to easily open the display, “even by users with long fingernails.”

The laptop has other “feminine” touches like a pearl accented power button, diamond-cut stones on the caps lock key and gold trim on the keyboard. The laptop also comes with custom-designed applications including a digital scrapbook, personalized diary and daily horoscope.

Who knew women needed pearl and diamond accents to operate a laptop?

Photo Credit: Fujitsu

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2:46PM PST on Nov 16, 2014

Hi, H. Perhaps some women genuinely like pink and "girly" stuff, but how much of it is manufactured by marketing? At the turn of the 20th century, pink was considered a strong manly colour.

11:20AM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Some women genuinely like "pink" or "girly" stuff though, those women should not be criticized for their interests either, nobody should be.

8:01PM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

HaHahahaha,,, this article cracked me up. They might be For Women,but they have
Man written all over them.

Mary Kay will probably love the car the though.

8:52PM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

I don't understand why this is such a problem, seems silly. Loved the Ellen bit, though.

9:48AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Thank you for the article, Many care 2 members must think the information is interesting and important,l because over 540 members commented on this article. the only part I found funny was Ellen's , she made a lot of good points. As far as the rest of the items,. I thought they were dumb.

8:06AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Does this mean I can't drink regular male beer and eat regular male candy? ;)

7:30AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Seriously!!?!

1:09AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

fancy laptops sure make me feel like a woman

10:15PM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

It's funny that you think it's a problem!

2:40PM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

It isn't ridiculous to sell it as there are ridiculous women to buy it! ^^

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