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To wonder if you need a penis to operate this boat?

(97 Posts)
Queenbean Fri 28-Oct-16 12:21:43

Otherwise, why else could it possibly be "ideal for boys"? Or is it probable that girls wouldn't want to play with boats, or things relating to the police?

Such an unnecessary addition to the description

BeattieBowRisenFromTheDead Fri 28-Oct-16 12:22:51


noblegiraffe Fri 28-Oct-16 12:23:36

You're right, it is unnecessary. We can already tell that it's ideal for boys by the blue box and absence of female figures.

Katy07 Fri 28-Oct-16 12:32:19

It involves building things (putting the hats on, clipping the loudhailer into the hand etc.) so way too complicated for girls. Much better to make it clear from the start than to have the little girls getting distressed hmm

ShowOfHands Fri 28-Oct-16 12:35:23

Is that a boat?

I only recognise kittens and apple pie.

That1950sMum Fri 28-Oct-16 12:35:24

My DD would love that!

My DS not so much because he's rubbish at putting Lego together.

Idiotic description.

MarchEliza2 Fri 28-Oct-16 12:36:39

Well it's not pink...

lornathewizzard Fri 28-Oct-16 12:39:49

Jeez that's poor. Shame on you Argos

bigfriendlygiant Fri 28-Oct-16 12:49:49

Apparently females are short and males are tall...

BeMorePanda Fri 28-Oct-16 13:11:55

its so fucking tedious and tiresome isn't it.

Get tweeting Argos about it & maybe they will change their website?

bluechameleon Fri 28-Oct-16 13:17:41

YABU. Of course you do.
1. It is a vehicle
2. It is related to the emergency services
3. It contains technology
4. It simulates adventurous activities
5. It is a construction toy
You clearly haven't read your gender roles manual properly OP.

DuchessofStBridget Fri 28-Oct-16 13:21:10

YANBU and I think you use the Argos Q&A section to ask the same question. grin

MLGs Fri 28-Oct-16 13:22:44

Perhaps it has penis recognition technology. That's the latest thing.

NovemberInDailyFailLand Fri 28-Oct-16 13:23:45


Soubriquet Fri 28-Oct-16 13:29:27

Ah see its blue

Dd wouldn't know what to do with it. She's never seen the colour blue before

Only pink and sparkly is good enough for my princess

Light purple is acceptable at a push too

Artandco Fri 28-Oct-16 13:30:43

I have an actual boat license. Apparently that's very strange.

c3pu Fri 28-Oct-16 13:32:54

I've operated boats before, and at no point was i required to use my penis on it any point.

Apparently the harbour police frown upon it.

ChiefClerkDrumknott Fri 28-Oct-16 13:45:28

I am grin at these answers and angry that it needs pointing out

Yesterday I bought some Marvel character socks for me someone who is female and on the back the packet said Boys socks. It gave me unreasonable rage and I haven't worn them as clearly my feet will combust upon contact with socks not meant for me

Pseudonym99 Fri 28-Oct-16 14:15:48

I am amazed that in this day and age people still think like that. You wouldn't put 'ideal for white people' on something, would you? I bet that description was written by a woman, though.

NovemberInDailyFailLand Fri 28-Oct-16 14:17:54

Chief - if you wear them, you will grow a penis instead of feet. Fact.

OlennasWimple Fri 28-Oct-16 14:21:21

Of course girls with their fuzzy lady brain can't operate a boat!!

NotSayingImBatman Fri 28-Oct-16 14:22:00

I saw an advert for some little playhouse complete with a cooker and washing machine yesterday.

"It's just like mummy's but all for me" trilled the little girls playing with it.

Oh, does your daddy not eat food? Or wear clean clothes? Or is the process of producing that food or cleaning those clothes beyond the owner of a pair of testicles?

Queenbean Fri 28-Oct-16 14:23:54

I had a live chat to their online team and asked if it needed a penis to be operated. Her reponse "I will pass your feedback on to the web team".

I've suggested they raise it as a general issue across the store and remove unnecessary gender descriptions.

Surprised at how bloody pissed off this has made me!

Sunnydawn Fri 28-Oct-16 14:27:22

It's okay, everyone! Girls can always go shopping...

Stormwhale Fri 28-Oct-16 14:32:35

Yanbu. At all. This gender crap needs to stop. If my dd wants to play with a boat she can fucking play with a boat. Her genitals have nothing to do with it.

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