Pink is for girls and beer is for boys

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Be­cause girl chil­dren have ob­vi­ously been strug­gling with nor­mal Pritt glue – glu­ing pieces of pa­per to their fore­heads in­stead of to other pieces of pa­per – the good peo­ple at Pritt have cre­ated a Pritt stick just for girls.

“And be­cause it is just for girls, it’s pink, and goes on pink and is per­fect for mak­ing cards, posters and scrap­books,” so claims the UK ad­vert on YouTube.

Be­cause all lit­tle girls like pink, they like their glue to be pink for all those won­der­ful scrap­books and cards they make.

The nor­mal white Pritt is ob­vi­ously not for girls, who also wouldn’t draw build­ings, or di­nosaurs or cars, or other things that come in colours other than pink. And be­cause it’s for girls, it’s flow­ery too. And what about lit­tle boys who like pink? Why can’t it just be “pink glue”? Fa­cepalm.

And if you’re not al­ready shak­ing your head in dis­gust, lead­ing flower and gift shop NetFlorist an­nounced this week that it had launched Man Crates. The crates con­tain manly things like beer and other types of al­co­hol, nuts, bil­tong, braai tongs, and other very manly things like choco­lates and choco­late body paint.

When I took to Twit­ter and com­mented that women con­sume th­ese prod­ucts too, the NetFlorist ac­count replied: “Well, the men need to look af­ter them­selves too. And the ladies can now spoil their hunky men with some­thing cool.”

Yup, they got it. Not.

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