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To think Happy Socks can fuck right off?

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FenellaMaxwellsPony Sun 20-Aug-17 15:30:38

They've launched a range of extra girlie socks for women..... and called it 'Hysteria'.

I can only assume they did zero market research. Or that they are sexist arseholes. Or both.

liquidrevolution Sun 20-Aug-17 15:32:43

Both I imagine angry

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sun 20-Aug-17 15:40:59

I expect they think they are being 'ironic' hmm

StillDrivingMeBonkers Sun 20-Aug-17 15:44:36

Are you going to complain about the mens line called "cry baby" or a line of trunks called "bang bang"?

Ollivander84 Sun 20-Aug-17 15:50:25

I'm not sure it's meant that way. I can't see the website properly but what I can see says "it wasn't long ago women were called hysterical if they acted out of the ordinary. If they weren't prim and proper...."
That's all I can see

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sun 20-Aug-17 15:54:35

That's not the angle they are promoting though - it doesn't say that on their website anywhere visibleasidr from the initial google search and all their launch email says is this:

Ollivander84 Sun 20-Aug-17 16:00:38

Here. But I'm on a mobile

MissHavishamsleftdaffodil Sun 20-Aug-17 16:06:19

Hysteria: from the Greek word 'hystera', meaning uterus. Mostly used through history as 'the basis of the problem is that the subject is female' or 'is acting in a female way' (excitable, silly, screaming with shell shock, crying, fainting etc)'.

You can keep your uterus/Silly Woman Disease socks thanks! grin

coddiwomple Sun 20-Aug-17 16:17:07

You don't like them, vote with your wallet and don't buy them.

In the meantime, you have just advertised their products to quite a few people on here who will like the idea and buy the socks. I like the name, the designs are completely over the top, it fits. Whatever name you chose will offend someone. hmm
or pretend offense to cleverly advertise something

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 20-Aug-17 16:18:33

Are they 'reclaiming the word'? <fist in air> Or some bullshit like that.

Tucktalking Sun 20-Aug-17 16:27:04

Perhaps they were trying to just teach people how to spell....the word!!!!

blacksax Sun 20-Aug-17 16:28:55

Yellow socks with pink shoes? Yuk.

<Misses point of thread>

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sun 20-Aug-17 17:23:38

The Victorians used hysteria as a diagnosis to validate forced hysterectomies and lobotomies on what they thought of as 'difficult women'. It was used as the justification for force feeding the suffragettes.

Forgive me for thinking that's an inappropriate name for a sock brand targeting women. hmm

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