Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shopping with Blobby

Yet another installment in the drudgery that is everyday shopping. The camera-phone makes it a bit more fun - though I get looks whenever I take pics of products. Like I care what people think!

There is an entire market out there for the female do-it-yourselfer.

Well, there's one product. But I suppose there it potential for the Susan B. Komen line of power tools. Because if Marketing 101 has taught us anything, it is that 'pink' is for Breast Cancer Awareness only.

All those little girls playing princess dress-up at age 3?  They're just future survivors or supporters of a cancer awareness program that funnels money to their board of directors, or worse, to pharmaceutical companies who will only charge back to these same women for the actual treatment of breast cancer that they gave money to in the first place.

Go Glaxo-Smith-Kline!!!!

Of course, this could just be the power source for her rechargeable vibrator....though that could be a huge money-maker.


anne marie in philly said...

WHY do manufacturers think women will only work with PINK things?

it's stereotyping and it's ALWAYS WRONG!

I deliberately steer clear of all things pink!

Bob said...

Manufacturers, and ad men, always stoop to stereotypes to sell.

Gender bias at work.

Anonymous said...

Usually I wouldn't dare to cross Miss Anne Marie but this is not an example of stereotyping or pandering. Pink is the signature color of Breast Cancer and Shelby. They make almost everything in this BC Pink these days - even pooper scoopers. When you buy pink you are doing two main things - donating a % of the sales to BC and creating more awareness and support.