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crap my wife would want one...
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I see your point. But I have to ask, since I'm unfamiliar with Japanese culture--and note that this laptop is so far only offered in Japan and nowhere else--whether this is a common practice there. Perhaps once (and if) this laptop makes it out of Japan, it will no longer be specifically advertised as being made for women. It could be a bit like criticizing something that's happening in Switzerland that's more typical here as if it also applies to the U.S.
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I'm just saying they can release whatever they want, and they can cover all ranges and all types of people, and make their flower laptops all day long...
But they should just avoid blatantly saying that it's "for women" to avoid butthurt. See my watermelon example. Release it, just don't say who it's for.
To me, there is absolutely no difference between having different product lines for men and women, and having different product lines for white and black people.
They're both aimed at stereotypes for a particular group of people. It should be something for everyone, not this one for you guys, and this other one for you other guys.
   
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I see your point. But I have to ask, since I'm unfamiliar with Japanese culture--and note that this laptop is so far only offered in Japan and nowhere else--whether this is a common practice there. Perhaps once (and if) this laptop makes it out of Japan, it will no longer be specifically advertised as being made for women. It could be a bit like criticizing something that's happening in Switzerland that's more typical here as if it also applies to the U.S.

I can't say I'm familiar with their culture tongue.gif
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Perhaps your girlfriend would be offended.
And what would be her reaction of these PC's turned out to be a big hit with the ladies? Would she get even more offended that her gender in general loves such products? See, a single person's emotions about this are irrelevant when it's the general masses that count.
As for "gender equality", I believe that the subject is more or less pointless outside third-world countries where women are genuinely discriminated against. Ironically the most vocal sources of feminism today are from first-world countries where 99% of females are living happy, fullfilling lives, free to pursue whatever they like...and are only complaining for the sake of complaining. But I won't go too far into that.

A female point of view:

I think it is stereotypical to market something like that to the female gender, but it's so silly, so I don't understand how somebody could possibly be offended. It's not like the laptop comes with a hand mixer and some measuring cups.
And I totally agree, feminists in first-world countries have nothing to complain about, us ladies, we have it pretty darn good. There will always be stereotypes, always, BUT I'm thinking making a laptop marketed towards women is not the biggest one. Kudos to them if they can sell them, they're doing something right.
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A female point of view:
I think it is stereotypical to market something like that to the female gender, but it's so silly, so I don't understand how somebody could possibly be offended. It's not like the laptop comes with a hand mixer and some measuring cups.
And I totally agree, feminists in first-world countries have nothing to complain about, us ladies, we have it pretty darn good. There will always be stereotypes, always, BUT I'm thinking making a laptop marketed towards women is not the biggest one. Kudos to them if they can sell them, they're doing something right.

Yeah, I'm not saying that many people will be offended, but some will, and from a business perspective, I'd want everyone to like the company tongue.gif
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Yeah, I'm not saying that many people will be offended, but some will, and from a business perspective, I'd want everyone to like the company tongue.gif

Slightly doubtful from a Japanese person's (my) perspective. There are already plenty of items just for women, cellphones for women and etc. It may offend some people in America, but that number will probably a lot less in Japan. My parents, who were born in Japan, rather question how this is insulting for some people.
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OK as long she doesn't take me shopping, also if it comes with why is it doing this fixers. + don't click on that you don't need to go there.biggrin.gif
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The automobile companies have been marketing women for years. Are there any SUVs left that can I can stuff in a crate engine with a forklift without crushing something? lord knows.... will maybe it look something like a stylin desktop iPad
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I can't say I'm familiar with their culture tongue.gif

asian cultures tend to have more distinct differences between gender roles. this is also true of europe, to some degree. america is a young nation so we perhaps have less cultural baggage, which is both good and bad (european's consider americans "unicivilized" or uncultured a lot of the time).

this is the problem with trying to generalize about a topic like this. by doing so one basically expects all cultures to accept what one assume is the "right" form of feminism, based on american cultural assumptions. women in europe and asia might sometimes behave in ways that seem to appeal to more traditional gender roles but that does not mean they are not empowered (not to say that there aren't issues specific to every culture, just that you shouldn't make too many assumptions based on superficial appearances). you have to understand the whole cultural context before making assumptions
Edited by perfectblade - 10/31/12 at 7:15pm
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