Gender equality? Where the heck is it?

April 20, 2008 at 9:37 pm 3 comments

So, this evening, I went to Target to purchase undies for the Monkey. We are sick of pull ups and think that they suck except for bedtime pushing the potty training agenda a bit further with our stubborn Monkey, so we’re sending him in undies to school. Welcome back from spring break! Surprise!! Heh.

So, first, let’s discuss the disparity of girls’ undies vs boys’ undies at Target. Every…stinkin…girl…undie was there…in multi packs. In all sizes. In all sorts of patterns that a kid would want to wear.

Boys undies? Not so much. I found every size, except for Isaac’s size…I ended up finding a few…and here’s where my head started to spin…

I ended up purchasing a 7 pack of Elmo undies for Isaac for a price of 9.99.

The girls’ undies (also elmo, also 7 pack) were…8.50.

Yeah. where the heck is the justice? First the blue scooter being more (in most places) than the pink scooter and now boys’ undies are more than girls’ undies? WHY??? Do they think parents of boys can afford more than parents of girls? Is this some kind of lead up for a trade off with haircuts? I don’t get it. I just don’t get it.

And I’d like to know when Curious George only became a girl thing. There were NO Curious George boy undies to be found anywhere.

All I want is to pay the same thing for the same product…just in a color/manner/way that suits my BOY.

Lord. I don’t get it.

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  • 1. Chris H  |  April 21, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Only thing I can figure is that boy undies require more/thicker fabric, and with the “flap”, they require more complicated construction. Also, I figure, based on my two, that somehow boys require more pairs of undies than girls do! LOL

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  • 2. Robyn  |  April 22, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I don’t get it either, but I have noticed it (at Walmart, for example).

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  • 3. Amey  |  April 24, 2008 at 12:14 am

    You can sew! Make that boy some undies!

    YOu can find lots of boxer briefs at HyenaCart – I had a friend sew me a bunch and paid her. Thing 2 loves them. Thing 1 will only wear hanes boxer briefs and prefers that they be grey (but copes with the mixed color packages).

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