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It's time to unleash the ultimate tool of patriarchy!

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thatstoast Sun 01-Jan-17 18:26:36

Why can't it just say 'Family Organiser'?

ThinkAboutItTomorrow Sun 01-Jan-17 18:31:13

Because dads are incapable (& less likely to succumb to stationery obsession). Mum's are so much more naturally caring and keen to have a list of all the relatives who need to get cards for birthdays and all minor public holidays. Looking at you SIL.

0phelia Mon 02-Jan-17 10:43:20

Because it's all in pink!

We all know anything in pink instantly brings out a rash on any males in contact with the item. They had no choice but to make it clear "mums only".

tribpot Mon 02-Jan-17 10:45:35

Because dads don't need to organise anything. This is a biological imperative.

RhinestoneCowgirl Mon 02-Jan-17 10:48:35

We had to trawl through many of these before we found one that just said 'family organiser' gah..

Elendon Mon 02-Jan-17 10:50:29

Cupcakes, hearts, flowers and birds. So sweet. So childish. Childish, because mum's will always be there for their children. They, mum's, are incapable people and need reminding daily that the children are their responsibility.

Never in a million years would this cover be presented as Dad's Family Organiser.

flumpybear Mon 02-Jan-17 10:50:44

I be very scared if my husband had to organise anything!!! He can stick to shifting furniture and paining... I do the intelligent stuff 😎

user1483354712 Mon 02-Jan-17 11:07:20

I typed in family organiser into Google shopping and hundreds turned up.

Isn't your comment sexist in 3 ways? All of which damage women.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 02-Jan-17 11:21:55


There are 1000s of these available from plain non themed ones, charity ones, (RNLI has a beautiful one) children's book themed ones, animal themes, landscape and country themes, all called "family organiser".

I think the one the OP has picked on is horrible but presumably some women like it.

WheresTheEvidence Mon 02-Jan-17 11:25:18

calendar club do one for dads

PoochSmooch Mon 02-Jan-17 11:35:26

user, given your comment on the other thread about how awful feminism is, can I just interject and say that what flumpy is saying is absolutely NOT any kind of feminist statement. Sorry to pick on you, flumpy, but I just felt I had to say that, given how much this board and the posters on it can be misrepresented. In addition, I hate the attitude that men aren't capable of organising or taking charge. Yes they are, of course they bloody are, and I don't know any feminist who thinks otherwise.

AltheaThoon Mon 02-Jan-17 12:37:54

My mum buys me one of these every year. Not the exact one in the op but it's a 'mum's' organiser. In fairness, I am in charge of organising everything but only because dh works away and it's very useful with all the separate columns for everybody but it could so easily just be a generic family organiser instead of 'mum's'.

Childrenofthestones Mon 02-Jan-17 12:44:20

The vast majority of families have a mum present.
The majority of single parent families have no dad just a mum.
They should have both genders covered but perhaps its just a manufacturer aiming to target their product at the highest demographic, or the shop finding dad ones don't sell so not ordering any.
Lets be honest if that picture said "Dads Family Organiser 2017" there would be queuing up to say it is an example of the patriarchy, suggesting only men can organise the family.

QueenOfTheSardines Mon 02-Jan-17 14:06:08

Well maybe given some of these comments, the slant should be that this organiser is oppressive to men as it ignores the fact that some men are single parents, and on top of that is propping up a situation where the mother is assumed as the primary main parent, and so the courts automatically give custody to the woman because they are sexist manhaters and the legal system is run by feminists.

Is that better?

QueenOfTheSardines Mon 02-Jan-17 14:07:15

Oh haha see have just replicated the (serious) post above mine grin

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 02-Jan-17 14:09:18

There is no need for an organiser to be specifically adressed to either parent.

There are 100s of organisers available just called "family organiser"

BeyondTheStarryNight Mon 02-Jan-17 14:10:10

Here's an idea. Why not call it just a family organiser?
Or even a multiple role organiser, so eg workplaces could use it too.... wink

QueenOfTheSardines Mon 02-Jan-17 14:17:11

It's a bit chicken / egg isn't it.

TBH it's a symptom of society, I think you'd need society to shift before the consumer goods would follow (as they are looking at demographics).

I don't think taking the work mum off, and even colouring it blue and putting motocycles on it (wink) will act to move society along, will it?

megletthesecond Mon 02-Jan-17 14:21:42


I get in a right hump with these. The dc's have had to listen to me grumbling about them.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 02-Jan-17 14:24:38

Here's an idea. Why not call it just a family organiser?

The majority of Google results for "family organiser" bring up exactly that- "family organiser"- not "mum's family organiser".

The one the OP found was around the fortieth in the search results I got and the first which said "Mum"

BartholinsSister Mon 02-Jan-17 14:42:37

Perhaps it's aimed at the mums who want to organise everything.

thatstoast Mon 02-Jan-17 15:02:12

The one for dads is "Awesome Dad's family organiser" which is a little bit different.

I didn't go trawling through Google for this. I bought it from The Works. They all said mum and I picked this one because it was the cheapest not because I like pink birds or whatever.

WheresTheEvidence Mon 02-Jan-17 15:17:17

How is it different?

NavyandWhite Mon 02-Jan-17 15:18:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

flumpybear Mon 02-Jan-17 15:25:26

Oooops sorry I realised I've stumbled onto a serious thread - I was being flippant - I'm good st that (bad at Being a feminist ) .... as you were wink

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