#1 By: Cory Doctorow, September 10th, 2013 23:01
#2 By: Hangle E. Mann, September 10th, 2013 23:19
I wasn't aware princesses could lay eggs. With the pirate ones, at least there's a parrot on the box.
#3 By: digitalArtform, September 10th, 2013 23:23
My daughter does love Chess for Girls, though.
The SNL skit, that is.
#5 By: derp, September 10th, 2013 23:30
Nobody apart from Cory is saying that the Princess eggs are for girls or that the Pirate eggs are for boys. It may be implied, but that should not be considered Prior's fault, but rather a quirk of society.
The eggs are stacked beside the boxes, and the kids are able to pick an empty box of their choice, and fill it with eggs. I think this is an interesting concept (or at least as interesting as eggs can be). Anyway, it is blown way out of proportion.
#6 By: gwailo_joe, September 10th, 2013 23:44
Odd choice for gender branding; it's such a staple item: 'you kids are going to eat your eggs today!'
#7 By: bzishi, September 10th, 2013 23:46
Seriously? You don't see this as reinforcing traditional gender roles? It was just a strange quirk, right?
#8 By: incarnedine_v, September 10th, 2013 23:48
no shark eggs. those things are weird.
#9 By: Tim, September 10th, 2013 23:48
I suppose princesses could be egg donors, but royal ova are bound to cost a lot more than pirate spunk.
#10 By: gwailo_joe, September 10th, 2013 23:53
thanks: that makes more sense: 'go boy, fill yer carton with golden dubloons from the sinking galleon '; 'hark Princess, the starving peasantry present you with the only nourishment in a drought stricken province!"
#11 By: gwailo_joe, September 11th, 2013 00:00
yes: the flangey bits....unacceptable to a proper fry.
#12 By: technogeek, September 11th, 2013 00:07
Maybe the princess eggs hatch princesses and the pirate eggs hatch pirates. If so, that's a good argument for buying across presumed gender lines...
(Princess. Pirate. Does anyone else see a Princess Bride tie-in?)
#13 By: Phoenix K, September 11th, 2013 00:20
"These ain't yo' granddaddy's eggs! Henderson Valley Eggs- you're gonna love our eggggsss!!!"
#14 By: daneel, September 11th, 2013 00:27
Lizard people definitely lay eggs.
#15 By: Chuck Holt, September 11th, 2013 00:29
This is merely part of a subliminal psychological warfare campaign to make boys believe they can produce eggs and give birth. It's just one of many components of a larger plan to inflict widespread transsexualism on boys, with the ultimate goal to drastically reduce the number of men.
It'll all become apparent once the Earth is depopulated of the human race, and the aliens take over.
I hope this clears things up.
#16 By: Stefan Jones, September 11th, 2013 01:15
#17 By: Jonathan Roberts, September 11th, 2013 01:25
With the pirate ones, at least there's a parrot on the box.
Ah, yes. Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue. Beautiful plumage, isn't it?
#18 By: chenille, September 11th, 2013 01:31
Yeah, I couldn't find anyone else saying so. None of the quotes or comments from the linked article even mention boys, girls, gender - actually, any English words at all. So it must just be Cory... but out of curiosity, he never said the pirate eggs were the ones for boys, so how do you know which he thought was which?
#19 By: marilove, September 11th, 2013 01:38
I love this comment. I wish I could heart it more than once. Everything about it is just perfect.
#20 By: robulus, September 11th, 2013 01:44
#21 By: Phasma Felis, September 11th, 2013 02:17
"'If this is what's necessary to get kids to eat more eggs, there's something wrong with the way you raise them."
This bugs me.
If you think gender stereotyping is solely caused--or prevented--by parents, you are woefully ignorant of the scope of the problem. You can, and should, do everything humanly possible to show your kid that boys and girls are allowed to like whatever roles and colors they want; but unless you never let them leave the basement your kids are going to meet other kids, and they're going to notice that most of the girls like pink and most of the boys like badasses, and they're going to make their own decisions based on the world they see around them. And those decisions may not be the ones you would've liked.
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