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Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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Should Men’s Products Fear a Woman’s Touch?

Should Men’s Products Fear a Woman’s Touch? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Most eight-year-olds are familiar with cooties: an imaginary infectious disease spread through proximity to children of the opposite sex. We eventually outgrow the silly idea.


But when it comes to the world of consumer products, fear of associating with the opposite sex, at least for some, never really goes away.

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How Colors Affect Conversion Infographic

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Colors plays major role in our life. Check out how colors affect your customers decision and make conversion happen. #infographics #conversion
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Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men

Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Women and men are paying different amounts for similar, comparable products at major retailers, and Canada has no consumer protection against price discrimination based on gender, CBC's Marketplace found.


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Men focus more on ‘brand’ when judging art

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Men and women focus on different aspects of art, report researchers: Men pay more attention to the artist’s background and authenticity, while women pay more attention to the art itself.

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If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying Birth Control

Safe sex isn’t always easy. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vFVmq6 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.l...
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No Shame Movement's curator insight, October 10, 2014 2:08 PM

great role reversal 

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Stop shops sorting toys by gender, says equalities minister

Stop shops sorting toys by gender, says equalities minister | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Separating toys into boys' and girls' aisles may discourage girls from science and engineering careers, says Jenny Wilmott



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malek's curator insight, June 27, 2014 6:43 PM

Gender between your ears not your legs. Time to smash taboos like gender specific toys.

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Check Out Girls #YesAllWomen

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I've written / ranted about this sort of thing before. If I let myself shop a lot, I could make a whole website devoted to this subject of inappropriate clothing that sexualizes children. That's sa...
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Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money

Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Speaking of those scantily clad casino waitresses... I would like to draw your attention to a pair of studies done regarding men's reactions to pretty and scantily clad women. In the 2003 study, th...

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Shawnee Rivers's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:57 AM

Even if a man knows he can’t take the sexy casino waitress up to his room, a guy can — and will — dream. And that just helps the house.

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The effects of scantily clad women on (hetero) male wallets

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Sexism In The Gambling Industry

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With all the talk about sexism in gaming, I think it's time to discuss the sexism in gambling. Everyone knows that the number of female gamblers are increasing, just as it is in gaming; but where are the casinos, online or real world destinations, which cater to these women?


At the start of this century, there were several...

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malek's comment, January 18, 2014 4:44 PM
Sexism and gambling: a kind of addiction
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Why Marketers Fear the Female Geek

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Anjin Anhut lays out the down and dirty facts about how ignoring geeky women seems like good business... and how to change that.

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malek's curator insight, January 1, 2014 3:44 PM

 I definitely don't agree to that. "Pink lego is the spade that can dig geek toys out of their sexist hole?

Deb Bailey's comment, January 2, 2014 1:11 PM
Very interesting article. Painting something pink and selling it to women will not work. Women are as geeky as men in many instances - but are invisible. Anyone who really sees that demographic and respects it will make a fortune.
malek's comment, January 2, 2014 5:19 PM
Amen. "Life is better in Pink" is too superficial
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People Shopping on Mobile Devices Visit More Sites Than Those on a PC

People Shopping on Mobile Devices Visit More Sites Than Those on a PC | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Mobile devices have made it possible for people to shop anywhere, anytime, and apparently, they’re taking advantage. According to Millward Brown Digital, people who shop from their mobiles visit more retailer sites than those who shop from their PCs (6.2 retailer visits per month on mobiles versus 2.9 on PCs). Mobile shoppers also use search engines and social media sites more than PC shoppers do. With all that opportunity to capture mobile purchases (or lose them to rivals), there’s all the more reason for retailers to make sure their mobile strategy is airtight.


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It is nearly impossible not to notice some (more than) probably gender differences here; it sure looks like the men are shopping via mobile phone and tablet, while women are at the pc. This likely means big differences in terms of social sites, such as Pinterest, as well as in the shopping categories themselves.

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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:12 AM

Recent research by Millward Brown Digital shows some interesting shopping behavior differences between mobile and PC based shoppers. However, it is unclear what the base number of shoppers are in each group, or how many use both devices.

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The Gendered Forest: Women Relax, Men Mountaineer

The Gendered Forest: Women Relax, Men Mountaineer | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

This summer I went hiking several times in California’s Eastern Sierra. Each time I went I counted the number of male to female hikers and ended up with a 5:1 ratio. This reflects many women’s experience of the wilderness and outdoor sports such as rock climbing or mountaineering. These are male-dominated arenas.


One of the reasons for that is because these activities are advertised to women as an escape from their stressful lives, not as a sport meant to challenge their physical ability. Outdoors equipment marketed towards women, then, consistently focuses on comfort and style, in contrast to men’s marketing.

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A reflection of the "Hello Kitty" factor in sports marketing to men and women. The conclusion of the article shows how yoga is not "manned up" when marketing to men.


However, to be fair, one could also argue that more women do seek relaxation over physical challenges in their down-time, so perhaps the  ratio isn't all a result of marketing...

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The Power Of The Pank® - Engaging New Digital Influencers

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PANKs® (Professional Aunts No Kids) are women who have a special bond with a child who is not their own. Weber Shandwick teamed with SavvyAuntie® and KRC Research to survey PANKs and confirmed they...

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malek's curator insight, November 19, 2013 2:44 PM

The Panks is A rapidly growing segment

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BMC can't act on lingerie mannequins inside shops

BMC can't act on lingerie mannequins inside shops | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

MUMBAI: There is no provision in law which allows the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to tell shopkeepers not to put mannequins displaying lingerie inside their shops, said civic officials.

 

"Mannequins, regardless of what they are wearing, can be seized only if they are kept outside the shop on footpath for encroachment of public space. But there is no law or rule that empowers the BMC to regulate what a shopkeeper wants to exhibit inside his shop," a civic official told TOI on Wednesday.

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Disney Store Removes “I Need A Hero” Shirt in Response to #NotBuyingIt Petition

Disney Store Removes “I Need A Hero” Shirt in Response to #NotBuyingIt Petition | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

These items portray women as helpless bystanders in need of rescuing by men and boys. They’re also heteronormative in implying that only women “kiss heroes.”

 

In response to the shirts, thousands signed our petition and used Twitter to ask the Disney Store to stop selling sexism. The brand quickly appeared on our #NotBuyingIt list of all-time worst offenders:

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