One of the country’s largest retailers announced Friday that they were caving to extreme feminists. Target released a statement confirming that they were going to phase out gender-based signs in their stores. According to activists, placing labels on products that distinguish certain toys for girls and some for boys is harmful to society.
“This change is a step towards removing gender limitations in childhood, but when one of the world’s largest retailers does this, the ripple effect will be significant,” said author Melissa Atkins Wardy, a prominent advocate for gender-neutral products.
The company said that signs would continue to point out gender differences when it came to departments like clothing. “But shopping preferences and needs change and, as guests have pointed out, in some departments like toys, home or entertainment, suggesting products by gender is unnecessary. We heard you, and we agree.”
The move is not only the latest example of rampant liberalism invading every aspect of our lives, it is a sign of how trivial and absurd the feminist movement has become. What must the feminist radicals of the 60s and 70s think of today’s causes? When did we go from important concerns like equal pay to idiotic concerns like manspreading and gender neutrality? Does anyone associated with this movement ever stop to think about what they’re doing? Or is it enough that things are changing?
Gender roles have changed and shifted throughout the entirety of human history, but what’s happening now is unprecedented. Feminists don’t just want gender equality; they want to somehow erase the line between the genders altogether. Men can be women. Women can be men. And this is apparently a choice every child should make as they grow up. As if it isn’t hard enough to raise children in 2015, now parents must do so through a veil of oppressive political correctness? When does it end?
The world isn’t going to stop turning because Target took down their gender-identifying signage, but is it going to get any better? Is American improved because of this change? Why? So little boys can feel more comfortable playing with a Barbie doll? Someone will have to explain how that is a cultural step forward. And in the course of that explanation, they might also tell us if they really think that’s going to happen.
Though these moves seem extraordinary, they represent the ultimate aims of the modern feminist movement. The total feminization of America is almost upon us. We’re reducing standards to make sure we can put women in every job imaginable. We’re weakening the military to make room for transgender soldiers. We’re abandoning everything we’ve ever known in service of this absurd movement.
Don’t be surprised when the consequences come apparent in another ten years. A generation growing up without gender boundaries should be interesting to watch. Interesting…and extraordinarily depressing.