Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Target Removes Gender Labels From Kids Sections After Complaints

Must not admit that boys and girls are different and tend to have different tastes and preferences

Target Corp. is removing gender labels from most of its children’s departments after customers complained about signs designating certain toys for girls.

The kids’ bedding section will no longer feature boy and girl signage, and the toy department will be without labels and pink or blue paper on the shelves, Minneapolis-based Target said on its website Friday. Gender labels will remain in the kids’ clothing section because of sizing and fit differences.

Retailers have been moving away from gender stereotypes, and some startups have emerged to break down the divide in kids’ clothing and toys. The signage that sparked the dispute at Target was for building sets, like GoldieBlox, that are targeted at girls.

“As guests have pointed out, in some departments like toys, home or entertainment, suggesting products by gender is unnecessary,” Target said. “We heard you, and we agree. Right now, our teams are working across the store to identify areas where we can phase out gender-based signage to help strike a better balance.”

In June, Ohio mom Abi Bechtel called out Target’s gender designations in its toy aisle. She posted a photo to Twitter that showed store signs for “Girls’ Building Sets” next to regular “Building Sets.” The outcry was swift, with angry shoppers calling for change.



Anonymous said...

When will the Muslim section be introduced? Let them try and turn that into unixsex departments.

Bird of Paradise said...

PC stupidity the pluague of PC stupidity

Anonymous said...

So, if I go into a Target and ask where the boys clothing is located, they won't tell me? If they tell me it's over there, then they still have a defacto boy's department, don't they? If they refuse, I walk out - lost customer because they're a$$hats.

Alpha Skua said...

Just how rediculous dose it get? This just proves liberals are stupid

Stan B said...

Gender Identification of TOYS is Stupid. And whoever created a toy line called "Goldiblox" as a "girl alternative" to Legos is also stupid. But the most stupid of all are those who are "offended" by such identifications.

Olaf Koenders said...

I'll have to ask them where the "ungendered" clothing section is and, what kind of clothing my son should wear - jeans or dresses.

Flu-Bird said...

Since the pacfists pansies have been trying to get some dept stores to remove war toys and toy guns Recall (if you saw it)Robin Williams(RIP) crappy movie TOYS All this is adding up to PC nonsense