New Jack City: TARGET’s PC Police De-Gender Signage

political-correctness11Political correctness gone awry, or just plain ridiculousness?

It goes without saying that TARGET has been going through turbulent times.

Being at the forefront of that massive credit card security breach affected the company greatly and TARGET went out of its way to correct things and put that awful chapter behind it.

And so coming across as politically incorrect must have weighed heavily in its recent thinking.

However what I read on CNN‘s news crawl yesterday would suggest that TARGET is overdoing it.

Political-Correctness-610x400Allow me quote CNN:

“Target aims for gender-neutral signs in some departments **** Retailer phasing out labels like ‘girls building sets’ and ‘boys bedding’ in response to critics that say gender labels can be harmful **** Company used labels to help customers find products faster but now says, “suggesting products by gender is unnecessary” **** Use of colors like pink or blue to signify gender will also be removed, Target says.”

Political correctness out of control? Maybe.

What’s next, the hometownsports announcers changing their description of the KC ROYALS from “the boys in blue” to “the persons in blue?”

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29 Responses to New Jack City: TARGET’s PC Police De-Gender Signage

  1. Jim a.k.a. BWH says:

    “persons in blue?” You shut your smart mouth, Jack. This here is a RED state. Someone needs to plan a die-in/sit-in/protest/march/vigil, etc, etc. Something! And while we’re on the subject, ROYALS is so elitist! Commoner lives matter, Mr. Poessiger!

  2. Really? says:

    Why do you care, Jack Poessiger? Are you worried that you might accidentally buy a Goldieblox set and your masculinity will be called into question?

    • jack p. says:

      One never knows—does one…..

      • Really? says:

        It’s funny what the contributors and commenters on this blog get worked up about. The cranky-old(ish)-man demographic is over-represented; reading these comments provides a window on who, exactly, might be supporting Trump. The misogyny here is undeniable.

        • Play The Violin says:

          It’s amazing how the “never offend”, “always pc” types, hop on the name calling. Where is the liberal “acceptance” of all types so often preached yet never followed?

          • Really? says:

            I wouldn’t claim to “never offend” anyone or to be “always pc”. I read this blog for the same reason I sometimes watch Fox News: to get a view into the parallel universe that you guys inhabit (from the tenor of the comments, you are ALL guys). It is often entertaining, by the way, and if I were easily offended I would have stopped reading long ago.

          • Play The Violin says:

            Really? Nobody said you would claim to always be PC or not to offend. But the movement your proselytizing does. Your choice however hypocrisy is hard to take seriously.

      • whataboutit says:

        One never knows, Really? One never knows…

  3. Phaedrus says:

    Let’s just get rid of gender….make everyone an “it”. Obamacare can pay for all the surgeries. While we’re at it, we can make everyone’s skin tone and hair color the same too.

  4. chuck says:

    The new Amerika wants you emasculated white boys smooth between the legs, like a Ken Doll.

  5. I personally find Target’s new signage approach to be a bit sexist. Now, instead of finding things quickly and easily, broads are gonna have to search all around the joint for their bras and braissieres. I mean, what if the little number is a stewardess with limited time on a stopover? She could miss her plane, get canned, and have to go work down in a manhole or something.

  6. Don says:

    Botello attacks Hearne Christopher on TKC:

    ” she was one of the half-dozen sources who kept Hearne Christopher Jr. in biz before he was booted from the newspaper, gave up on KC and moved to Cali to enjoy his trust fund retirement. “

    • The Word says:

      Saw that too. Couldn’t stop laughing.

      • Don says:

        Yeah, Botello had the guys account deleted from Google. He has been deleting comments right and left. There are 4 or 5 people that try and get under his skin every day and he can’t take it. Someone released his mothers work history and family history and it explains why he is blogging. He is trying to influence and shape politics thru his blog. Basically a shill for his mother, Rita. It’s all about the Guadaloupe Center and controlling the Latino’s. That’s the Botello agenda. We didn’t figure Tony to be very smart, and boy we were right. He is the biggest racist in KC and when someone started calling him out on it, he cried like a baby with a chity diapper. So much for his Free Speech boast.

        • John D. Conners says:

          I saw that attack on Christopher. Thought is was bush league. Tony is a joke. Around City Hall they just laugh when you mention his name. His janitor contacts are basically all he has. He sucks up to anyone walking down the street. Yesterday he claimed he had a Westport crime expert. Come to find out the guy was the manager of a parking lot. When someone called him out about it, he deleted the guys comment. He has been deleting all the n-word comments. Ironic, Botello posts up all the articles that are designed to instigate racist comments, they he deletes their comments when they take his bait. He is delusional from all that porn he watches. What a total weirdo. Shhhhhhh. Someone who posts here regularly, will be over on TKC telling off. Anonymously of course.

  7. Lydia says:

    “Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
    “It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world except for Target

    • miket. says:

      one of the best double entendres in rock:
      Well, I’m not the world’s most masculine man
      But I know what I am and I’m glad I’m a man
      And so is Lola, L-L-Lola, L-L-Lola

  8. Jack Springer says:

    Always wondered why people shop at Target, you can get the same item from the same manufacturer for less at Walmart and other stores. Is Target a status symbol of the left?

  9. paulwilsonkc says:

    I’m equally offended by all the aisle signs at Lowes being in Spanish! I know Tony’s friends are the ones cleaning toilets and building crap, but at least learn enough English to go buy the materials you need for the job!
    For Gods sake, even I know how to spell TACO when I want to order; I don’t need it printed in English for me!

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