Amazon drops gendered listings for toys

(8 Posts)
MissOutstanding Mon 11-May-15 21:56:36

I hadn't spotted this one before what with all the election outrage

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/amazon-drops-gendered-listings-for-toys-customers-can-no-longer-search-for-items-for-boys-and-girls-10232753.html

IKnowIAmButWhatAreYou Tue 12-May-15 08:32:14

I made the mistake of looking at the comments shock

Pippidoeswhatshewants Tue 12-May-15 10:01:32

Wow, the comments are something else shock

hobNong Tue 12-May-15 10:21:42

I don't understand why the people who usually shout the loudest against removing boy/girl labels are the ones who think preferences are innate. I've heard it said that it will confuse the children but surely if gendered preferences are innate, labels aren't necessary.

WhirlpoolGalaxyM51 Tue 12-May-15 20:16:06

Oh, good!

TheLily1957 Tue 12-May-15 21:05:48

That's good news after a bad news week. I shan't bother to read the comments....

Lio Mon 18-May-15 12:30:14

Saw this belatedly. Good! Not bothering to look at the comments.

QueenStromba Tue 19-May-15 16:39:10

Unfortunately you can still type 'girls toys' into the search box and get a bunch of pink glittery crap or type in 'boys toys' and get a load of science stuff. It's really fucking depressing.

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