Sunday, October 02, 2016

‘Is Your Dog’s Halloween Costume Sexist?’

The Washington Post thinks that your pet’s Halloween costume may be sexist.

Abha Bhattarai reports that while "national retailers have begun taking steps to eliminate gender labels from their products" for humans, pet stores such as PetSmart and Baxter Boo still segregate dog costumes by male and female.


The glass ceiling appears to be firmly in place at PetSmart, where career costumes labeled "male" include firefighter and police officer, while female dogs can choose between a pink cowgirl costume and pink loofah.

On the site, options for your female pooch include "sweet heart nurse" or French maid. "Any tidy girl dog will look adorable wearing this French Maid Dog Costume," the site’s description reads. "Whether your pup is a clean freak or a messy mutt, she will enjoy playing ‘dress up’ in this fun costume."

"It seems silly on the surface, but this is part of a larger message we’re sending, that there are certain jobs for men, and certain jobs for women," said Scott Lawrie, 36, who co-hosts a podcast, ‘She will not be ignored,’ about gender issues. "The career options for women — and dogs — need to go beyond pink loofahs and pink cowgirls."



Anonymous said...

Dog gone foolishness !

Bird of Paradise said...

Stupid whining liberal snowflakes they whine more them old fido dose

ScienceABC123 said...

Some people need to get a life, and I mean those at the Washington Post!

Anonymous said...

It's insulting to the natural dignity of dogs to dress them up in a foolish way just to amuse dumb humans.

Anonymous said...

WTF? Too many people have idle time on their hands to hatch stupid ideas. Mind you the people offended are just as mindless. Got to be lefties.

Anonymous said...

Dogs have a great sense of fun. Even more so than many humans. And believe it or not, many dogs actually enjoy being dressed up.

Anonymous said...

Dogs don't enjoy being dressed up as such - they just enjoy having fun with people, and it's a shame that some people like to make them look foolish/clownish. I wonder which one is the dumber species?!