Women need pink pencils. How else are they supposed to write down things like their grocery list and wedding plans? DUH.
That, obviously, sounds ridiculous. But that is the message one blogger thinks UK department store John Lewis was making with their pink "For Her" pencils.
After online backlash, the store told Mashable they would pull the pencils from shelves.
The pencils features sayings like "Girl Boss," "Glamorous" and "Buy The Shoes!"
Writer Hannah Dunleavy had some things to say about them:
Yes indeed, if you are heading to an important meeting, nothing says 'respect me' more than a pink pencil with the words Girl Boss on. I only hope no one makes the mistake of taking the 'Buy The Shoes!' pencil into a meeting and has to leave to go shopping. Can you imagine!
But seriously, women love shoes, don't they? And glitter and bling and smelling roses. It's a wonder we get anything done at all.
On the other hand, some women saw no problem at all with the pink pencils.
@Becca_DP Oh my god, imagine if there were actually girls who liked glitter, shoes and were, in fact, girls! The horror the horror.— sarah (@SarahDuggers) November 16, 2015
To each their own?
Tucker Carlson and the crew over on Fox & Friends are aghast that Popeye has lost his traditional pipe and tattoo in the updated movie. Thing is, all we've gotten from Genndy Tartakovsky's take on Popeye is test footage, so it's a little preliminary to assume we've seen anything resembling a final design for the Sailor Man:
But the supposed emasculation of Popeye leads them into looking at the new Thor, and a four-year-old design of Wonder Woman, and how it's obvious that feminism and liberalism are turning superheroes into America hating wimps.
They did get one thing right, Wonder Woman deserved her own movie years ago.
Yesterday, Anita Sarkeesian unveiled the second episode of her Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series, which analyzes a variety of tropes that are perceived as sexist in video games. And as it was the case with the premiere of the pilot episode, the feminist author's second vlog post was immediately challenged by her detractors who managed to temporarily take down the video by abusing the "flag as inappropriate" button before it was restored shortly thereafter.
As any working mom can attest, academic and State Department consultant Anne-Marie Slaughter is certainly on to something when she makes the case that feminists sold women a load of BS when it comes to having it all.
From the July/August issue of The Atlantic:
It's time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here's what has to change.