22 Very Different Reactions To Baby Gender Products

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Once again for the people in the back row: it’s not just about color!

We recently introduced 15 gender-specific products for babies that are as unnecessary as heating, in the summer. There were more than 1,200 comments on Facebook, which turned out to be very different.

First of all, for people who didn’t quite understand what’s so annoying about gender marketing: No one wants to ban pink for girls and blue for boys! It is more about the fact that there should be pink T-shirts with dinosaurs or green drinking bottles with unicorns and sparkles.

Because if you take a closer look, it’s quite surprising how often pink and blue are associated with certain characteristics and interests. Written in it are stereotypical opinions about what girls and boys should be and how they should be. And we find: It doesn’t have to be!

Our Facebook community is somewhat divided on this topic and discussed gender marketing in the comments. I’ll show you what their pros and cons look like now.

1. “Mimimi does not understand whining, nowadays you should almost be ashamed if you like pink. Nobody forces anyone to buy anything…”

– Bim b

2. “It’s not about personal preferences, it’s about what industry and society are suggesting at this point. I also like reds, pinks, and pinks. If I buy something in colors because I like colors better, that’s one thing. Being told that things in those colors belong to me only because I A female is something completely different.”

– Ina K.

3. “Yes, we live in the 21st century. Kids no longer have to serve clichés. Just don’t let that excite you. If you don’t want to buy it, leave it. If you bought pink chips for your son, take them with you.”

– Diana Anja E.

4. “Why does the globe have to be pink? And why should pink things always have princesses? My daughter loves pink and purple, but likes to wear pink with the police/knight/dinosaur in there…”

– Jessica C.

5. “Oh, so the globe says ‘pink for girls and blue for boys’? My son also prefers ‘boy colours’ and I certainly didn’t teach him that. The kids choose that for themselves.”

-Alexa Skullexa n

6. The fact that these products exist is not the problem. The problem is that the boy with the pink globe is shining in his face and may be bullied. Or say explicitly “for girls”. Certain colors that can only be worn by one sex are completely banana colors.”

– Max B

7. “Oh no, there are two colors to wow things.”

– Riandra S.

8. “The problem is more than this suggests for little girls. You must love the shiny pink unicorn. You are the sweet, cute princess and boys are allowed to be wild adventurers.”

– Henrietta C.

9. “First World Problems.”

– Thomas M

10. “I’ll put it this way! Colors are for everyone”

– Natasha S.

11. “Well, I only see pink and blue things, so if you assign the races to these colors, that’s your own problem.”

– Yasmine J.

12. “I met a 5-year-old girl who asked me with astonishment why my daughter was wearing a green shirt. This is for the boys – dinosaurs still exist! That’s the problem. Every kid is different. Every kid is allowed to love everything.”

– Elena J

13. “Boys often like knights and girls like princesses.”

– Kira K.

14. “It is not a bad thing that there are things for girls in pink and glitter, but it is a shame that there are so few alternatives. If you pay attention to it, it will be more than noticeable.”

– Daniel B.

15. “For as long as I can remember, it has always been pink for girls and blue for boys. Anytime we really live we really have the stamina to get upset over things that are just like that and have always been that way.”

– Patrick W

16. “But the problem with the products is that ‘boyish things’ are blue, have dinosaurs, superheroes, etc. And ‘Girl Things’ are pink with cats and Disney characters.”

“Kids are being pushed in a direction they might not want to go in the first place. So if my son now wants something with butterflies, I have to go to the girls’ section—if my daughter wants something with diggers, I should go to the boys’ section.”

– Elena J

17. “Why do you care about color?”

– Simon S.

18. “In general, I have the impression that products are mostly designed in such a way that parents/grandparents will jump on it. If you give children a choice, they often make different decisions than the color suggests…”

– Nico B.

19. Demand determines the market. But perhaps the uniform gray until 16 years old is a great alternative in all areas, clothing, toys, etc.

– Sonya C.

20. “As long as there are parents who can be heard saying, ‘But you can’t ride a pink bike, you’re a boy! “These items will continue to sell well in the market. Unfortunately!!”

– Mona B

21. “Where’s the misc color, please? Highlight!!!!!!!! the irony off.”

– Baby S.

22. “Gender or not, it should only be colored for children.”

– Sandra H

By the way, did you know that stereotypical single-sex marketing of games is forbidden in Spain? The law was only enacted this year.

What do you think of the parents’ reactions? Do you think it is fair to wish gender marketing to be abolished? Write to me in the comments!

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