Pink is for girls and beer is for boys
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.