Actually I know I am not being unreasonable, but whoever designed these magnet toys was.

(21 Posts)
mrgrouper Mon 08-Aug-16 10:42:29

Apparently girls and boys should be learning different words....

www.amazon.co.uk/Magnetic-Words-complement-National-Literacy/dp/B000CDFTHE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470649212&sr=8-1&keywords=magnetic+boys+talk

www.amazon.co.uk/Magnetic-Girls-complement-National-Literacy/dp/B000CDL860/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470649334&sr=8-1&keywords=magnetic+girls+talk

mrgrouper Mon 08-Aug-16 10:45:36

These are the pictures....

honeysucklejasmine Mon 08-Aug-16 10:48:13

Ffs. I feel so sorry for my dd, having to face this shit as she grows up.

Can I whisk her away to an island somewhere? Save her from this shit.

HeCantBeSerious Mon 08-Aug-16 10:48:29

angry

FastandLoose Mon 08-Aug-16 10:50:08

Wow! I try not to worry too much about gendered toys, but that really is taking the piss.

Stillunexpected Mon 08-Aug-16 10:50:22

Seriously??? You'd think in the 21st century we'd be over this shit. Apparently not.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 08-Aug-16 10:52:42

I have a few words for the makers of those. Mostly 4 letters but also...

Misogyny
Feminism
Equality
Stereotype
Backwards

Stillunexpected Mon 08-Aug-16 10:52:50

Some great reviews of the girl words on Amazon. Mind you, some of them are several years old and they're still peddling them so they haven't made any difference to Amazon's point of view.

NapQueen Mon 08-Aug-16 10:52:57

Crap isn't it.

Doesn't stop shoppers buying either set for either child, but why label them that way.

Stillunexpected Mon 08-Aug-16 10:53:31

Never mind, I expect we'll be seeing our outrage quoted in the Daily Fail tomorrow.

Cagliostro Mon 08-Aug-16 10:54:08

Ugh. Have seen them before

Hoppinggreen Mon 08-Aug-16 11:06:56

I don't normally get het up over this sort of thing but that's bloody outrageous.
Might go over to Amazon and leave a " review"

Hoppinggreen Mon 08-Aug-16 11:11:38

I just showed my 11 year old DD - her comment?
" so I can't spell frog because I don't have a willy!!??"

lionheart Mon 08-Aug-16 11:19:12

Bloody hell(ess)

cherryplumbanana Mon 08-Aug-16 11:21:36

well, they are still selling so some people like them and are buying them. It's a free country. I might not agree with the content, but that's irrelevant. We have a choice.

You are actually giving them free publicity, and I bet this thread will bring in a few more sales. It's not new: controversial subject brings publicity which brings sales and revenue. Once again, it works.

HeCantBeSerious Mon 08-Aug-16 11:22:40

I spotted this in Argos last week.

RebeccaCloud9 Mon 08-Aug-16 11:26:05

Love the reviews and comments on Amazon!

SilverDragonfly1 Mon 08-Aug-16 12:23:20

I've always wondered what happens if you teach girl's words to a boy . I never risked it of course! Do they actually turn into a girl, or just become gay?

Proud to say my son is 22 and still doesn't know what lemonade is!

ceebie Mon 08-Aug-16 12:42:38

Loving the Amazon reviews - agentGav's comments and others!

dizzyfeck Mon 08-Aug-16 13:01:55

Hoppinggreen perfect, also she doesn't need to worry her pretty little head about such things as frogs, because her lack of a willy makes her less interested in frogs and toads, unless of course they have glitter fluff and wings! At least that's cleared up.

wasonthelist Mon 08-Aug-16 13:39:06

I noticed the featured 5 star review was also highly ironic -

"Thank goodness the set excludes any complicated words like Doctor, or Car, or Career, or heaven forfend: Reading. We don't want our little ones to get silly ideas in to their head"

smile

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