More on the topic of gendered items....

Ansley Ansley
This afternoon, we had a lively discussion about the differences between womens and mens disposable razors. Tonight as I was surfing some of my favorite sites I came across these two gems:

21 Pointlessly Gendered Products



and 16 Products Women Don't Want



Two very funny lists from Buzzfeed

So while we're on the topic, I know I prefer to use mens deoderants instead of those fruity, puffy cloud, baby powder (ick!) concoctions aimed at girls/women.

Are there other women out there who prefer a mens product instead of the version marketed towards women? Deoderants, colognes, lotions...

What about the men? Are there any products marketed to females that you prefer over the male version of the product? Face masks, skin care, lotions...
Jan 24, 7:17 pm
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I like the pink women's toolkit.
Jan 24, 8:42 pm
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Hey, this is a great topic!! That list was hilarious. I loved the girls don't hike because our periods would attract bears, LMAO!

Yup, I use the men's shave cream, razors & deodorant -- all better and available in unscented, yippee! I like the T-shirts for them, too, because they are a better quality for the price, same with socks and pajama bottoms (such as the flannel ones I have on right now)! And for the same reason (better quality & function for the price), I have a men's winter coat, winter boots, gloves, etc., as well as men's gardening gear such as boots, rain gear & anti-bug netting clothes. I also love a lot of the "men's" scents in toiletries! I use soaps, bath gels, etc. that are for men, too. I often prefer their smell to the sickly sweet or fruity women's stuff. Heck, growing up and until I was in my late 20's, I always got my hair cut at the barber shop! All I needed was a trim and they could cut a straight line and didn't charge too much. Plus, they didn't have a bunch of toxic, smelly chemicals wafting through the air! I tend to instantly resist gender specific marketing for items that have nothing to do with gender, call me crazy! I also figure it's an automatic increase in price while the quality declines when they make it "for women" Look out, next we'll have men's vs women's toothpaste, toilet paper, Chapstick and gum, lol. How ridiculous! (They do a similar price markup when an item is marketed for pets or gardening. If you find it in a different section, even made by the same manufacturer, the product will be cheaper. )
Jan 25, 5:04 am
edeneve edeneve
I prefer men's deodorants for sure. they don't always do the trick, but they are much more effective at it than women's deodorants. I like to use men's razors too. can't think of anything else for men in particular that I use.

I'm w/ WW about the sweet or fruity scents for women - agh!!! yuck patuie (I looked that one up WW - lol). I found a rich women's scent more than 12 years ago that is the only one I use which some men way want to use. not really sure how they all choose their scents. every guy I've known has different reasons for their scent preferences too. while I'm thinking about it, I need to remember to stock up on it next week.

great satire in the Buzzfeed!

from the Buzzfeed list:

ah geez, I've sliced the skin off my shins, knees, & ankles so many times with either type of razor - owie!!!

LMAO - Boys’ and girls’ chocolate eggs. The real surprise happens when you accidentally eat the wrong egg and your genitals fall off.
Jan 25, 2:59 pm
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Maybe the chocolate eggs themselves have genitalia.
Jan 25, 5:18 pm
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I prefer men's razors because they don't generally have the ridiculous "padding" on them that women's razors do, and I tend to have less razor burn from men's razors, AND they are cheaper for the same.thing.

I also tend to prefer men's hoodies to women's hoodies because they are roomier, thicker, and generally cheaper.

Men's sleep pants and boxers are also something that I definitely prefer to sleep in, but don't go out of my way to get all of the tie either.

I've never tried men's deodorant, because while I love the scents of those better most of the time, I also don't want to "smell like a guy" all of the time unless its from pressing up against my man.
Jan 25, 5:51 pm
PadoruLover PadoruLover
I am one of those girls that HATE pink. I don't know why but I do. So I always get guy razors (some of them are even cheaper then the girl ones). I also prefer guys hoodies because I like the bigger sizes. I also like to go shooting but you will never catch me with a pink gun. But I will say my sister loves loves LOVES pink so I can see her actually using the pink gun lol
Jan 25, 6:35 pm
SweetSaffron SweetSaffron
I use men's deodorant a lot, especially if I'm going to be active. I'll sweat off women's in a matter of an hour or two, regardless of how strong it is, and then I just feel gross. I do have a stick of Dove that I keep around to alternate, though, because the men's deodorant irritates my underarms at times.
Jan 26, 1:29 am
smalltalkingbit smalltalkingbit
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
This afternoon, we had a lively discussion about the differences between womens and mens disposable razors. Tonight as I was surfing some of my favorite sites I came across these two gems:

21 Pointlessly Gendered Products



and ... More
I've used men's deodorant since high school. It's cheaper and works better.

I was at a conference yesterday and one of the sessions was on societal expectations surrounding orientation, gender expression, etc. This article came up! As did commercials for children's toys.
Jan 26, 12:13 pm
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by smalltalkingbit
I've used men's deodorant since high school. It's cheaper and works better.

I was at a conference yesterday and one of the sessions was on societal expectations surrounding orientation, gender expression, etc. This article came ... More
Oh wow that's neat!!
Jan 26, 2:06 pm
Ansley Ansley
I argree that the mens deoderants work better, but I've never ventured into the clothing realm except for stealing old sweatshirts from hubby that he doesn't wear anymore. They are thicker and more roomy than the ones made for girls. Since, you know, we're supposed to layer our clothing. *eye roll*
Jan 26, 2:07 pm
smalltalkingbit smalltalkingbit
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I argree that the mens deoderants work better, but I've never ventured into the clothing realm except for stealing old sweatshirts from hubby that he doesn't wear anymore. They are thicker and more roomy than the ones made for girls. Since, ... More
I've thrifted some men's sweaters in the past few months, mostly sweaters that were thrown into the dryer and shrunk. They work well for me since they're cozy, inexpensive, and if -I- accidentally dry them, nothing bad results.

I'm lucky to get to go to conferences that encompass topics like gender politics, queer theory, etc. The people always tend to be pretty great too!
Jan 26, 4:07 pm
dv8 dv8
Quote:
Originally posted by smalltalkingbit
I've used men's deodorant since high school. It's cheaper and works better.

I was at a conference yesterday and one of the sessions was on societal expectations surrounding orientation, gender expression, etc. This article came ... More
I was under the impression that Secret worked better.
Jan 27, 12:07 am
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