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25 Pointlessly Gendered Products That Will Either Make You Laugh Or Cry

For those times when a man needs more than a regular sanitary wipe, and a woman needs girl-specific apples.

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Lisa Wade, a university lecturer in LA, compiles examples of pointlessly gendered products on her Pinterest page.

Here are some of the most ludicrous examples:

1. Protein.

@SocImages Whats going to happen to me because I bought the regular protein and not the women's protein?

Jess@witchhatFollow

@SocImages Whats going to happen to me because I bought the regular protein and not the women's protein?

1:30 AM - 05 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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5. Laxatives.

Worth going on @SocImages pointlessly gendered products: exact same product, except one is pink.. and more expensive!

Iz Netto@iznettoFollow

Worth going on @SocImages pointlessly gendered products: exact same product, except one is pink.. and more expensive!

6:39 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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7. Tools.

Thank goodness I found these womens tools. I don't know how I would be able to do anything if they weren't purple.

Tamsyn Gilbert@tamsyngilbertFollow

Thank goodness I found these womens tools. I don't know how I would be able to do anything if they weren't purple.

7:13 PM - 13 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. A basketball.

Hey @SocImages, here's an odd one-a gendered basketball that is "thin" and a "girl."

HarlotOfTheArts@HarlotTweetsFollow

Hey @SocImages, here's an odd one-a gendered basketball that is "thin" and a "girl."

3:56 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. Flu treatment.

@SocImages RT @priya_ebooks: man flu only for men. women get regular flu. bros only. flu. manly. #men

Kadi Kadi@loveorchid77Follow

@SocImages RT @priya_ebooks: man flu only for men. women get regular flu. bros only. flu. manly. #men

3:59 PM - 09 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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13. Cotton buds.

Attn: @SocImages RT @SpencerAlthouse: Someone thought it was necessary to masculinize Q-tips

Brian@CatsandCattsFollow

Attn: @SocImages RT @SpencerAlthouse: Someone thought it was necessary to masculinize Q-tips

5:44 PM - 06 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. Snacks.

Especially troubling since little girls are made of sugar and SPICE, obvs. #snackequality #boo

Zoë Stagg@zoestaggFollow

Especially troubling since little girls are made of sugar and SPICE, obvs. #snackequality #boo

3:36 PM - 26 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Also earbuds.

"Didn't know women needed different earbuds #sexism " @SocImages My soc. students are on the look out

Sachem East Peer Ed.@SACHEM_PeerEdFollow

"Didn't know women needed different earbuds #sexism " @SocImages My soc. students are on the look out

10:15 PM - 09 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17. Trail mix.

.@SocImages found at the grocery store: unnecessarily gendered trail mix. Note that women's is more $$$

Hayley@gobonkersnowFollow

.@SocImages found at the grocery store: unnecessarily gendered trail mix. Note that women's is more $$$

4:11 AM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. Binoculars.

@SocImages More pointlessly gendered products seen at @BristolZooGdns (HT Emma on Facebook via @LetToysBeToys )

Jess Day@day_jessFollow

@SocImages More pointlessly gendered products seen at @BristolZooGdns (HT Emma on Facebook via @LetToysBeToys )

10:22 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. Work gloves.

@SocImages @lisawade Too many puns available for this unnecessary gendered product..."When working between studs..."

Brian Turnbaugh@wegotwitsFollow

@SocImages @lisawade Too many puns available for this unnecessary gendered product..."When working between studs..."

3:10 PM - 22 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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22. Fish hooks.

23. Glue.

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