If you thought that all this viral social media sharing about Target stores breaking gender stereotypes was the only choice they have made as a store to ruin your life, you are highly mistaken! Target has wanted to ruin your impression of the retail environment for YEARS! If you didn’t want to boycott them before this, maybe you weren’t looking hard enough or trying to find something offensive enough!
Lets go back in time a little bit and start pointing fingers at how Target is the devil, ruining lives one choice at a time. I mean, we all have free will to shop elsewhere, so let’s do just that. Leave Target to all the sinners and socialites who never take offense to anything and let things just slide by in life.
Starbucks. Yes. When Target invited the coffee mogul in to their stores, they were trying to kill not only your pocketbook with those luscious coffee drinks that cost well over $5 a pop at times, but kill your common sense for impulse shopping. You would linger in the store as an escape from your children and husband. They are ruining your family!
They figure you will get hyped up and shop more and then when you feel the need to relieve yourself you will check out faster, forget something, and come back to shop. Starting the spending cycle all over again. It’s not a hard sell. You are gullible enough to want to plan your shopping trip around a Caramel Macchiato Latte. They are trying to ruin your family relationships.
Clearance stickers. Some secret spy unleashed all the secrets to when they mark down their items and when they do it online. I know you saw it on Pinterest. You even pinned it to a few boards, as to not forget. Therefore you are constantly abandoning your family and obligations to race to the local Target(s) and score the deals first! Don’t forget to pick up your Starbucks first! Sticker price drops never happen on the same day so they expect you back quite frequently. They take you for a fool. You bow down like a loyal servant.
Taking away bell ringers. Yep. Those sinners hate Christmas and Salvation Army! Those darn bell ringers made us always feel guilty for only carrying plastic and no cash. Diverting our eyes or whispering under our breath a “Happy Holidays!” to someone sitting in the freezing cold or rain to collect pocket change for a good cause. If this was the only time you ever actually donated to a charitable cause, maybe due to finances, or convenience, you now feel completely guilty when you shop at Target around the holidays. Target wants to ruin your life by taking away the bell ringers so you can feel better about not having to avoid them. Other stores are NOT above this. If you need to clear your conscious, go across the street to their competitor.
Allowing Breastfeeding Moms to breastfeed ANYWHERE in the stores. How the heck could they allow this?!?! Such a natural thing should be shamed to the bathroom where you took your runny butt when racing through the store after having that Caramel Macchiato latte earlier! It smells like freaking peaches and I’m sure you would want to have your snack or lunch in there! Take your coffee, lets hang out together! When Target proved they were going to FOLLOW THE LAW, TEACH THEIR EMPLOYEES THE LAW, and WELCOME MOTHERS, they only wanted to ruin YOUR LIFE.
Because you know, breastfed babies and their moms should just stay at home and shop online. You never opened a bag of chips and soda and walked through the store right? If you are scared of seeing a nipple or think breastfeeding is gross, you my friend, have just had your life ruined by Target! (PS, it is legal in nearly every state to feed anywhere a mother is welcome)
Putting pregnancy clothing and plus size clothing together. Yep, you heard me. They are calling pregnant woman, plus size! What jerks! If they had any brains they would put a whole clothing section in by the baby section, ruining the organization of the standing aisles verses the clothing rack areas. I mean you know that ANYONE buying something in the baby section MUST be pregnant! Silly Target! Plus size women are raging because now they are considered pregnant. God forbid they put the pregnancy clothing in with the size 0-4 right? Target is basically just shoving ya’ll together. Suck it up butter cup, they are defining us by where our clothing is hung!!!! Bad Target! Shame on you!
Now, back to the signs…the gender stereotype signs being pulled down. If you have a bad sense of direction and can’t SEE what is boys or what is girls. Target is once again ready to ruin your life! They are removing from the bedding toys, and entertainment area- the GIRLS and BOYS signage. I bet you a million bucks, if they did not announce it, you wouldn’t have even noticed. Most of the people whining on social media, don’t have kids in these age ranges to begin with. There is no reason to have these signs. KIDS BEDDING and KIDS CLOTHING are sufficient enough. Even though they are NOT removing from clothing, if they did, I bet it would offend the world too!
My son plays with PINK toys. Frankly because they don’t make some of the toys he likes in “gender neutral” colors. I see people claiming this signage change will lead to transgendered children. (This was something actually said on Facebook by someone I know) So what? If someone’s child wants to wear a dress and sneakers and is a boy, does it really affect you? I’m sad and sick to say most of the ridiculous comments are from Christian’s who claim they are following Christ. Did the wise men not wear basically dresses?!?!? Does a color change that image? OK, so Wisemen can wear taupe, beige, and brown. If its pink they must be transgendered.
Who cares if Barbie and G.I. Joe sit across from each other in the toy aisle. Let them have a party at night like in Toy Story 2! My son wants a doll. He gets a doll He loves to show me how to change the doll baby diaper, wipe the baby, and dress the baby! He doesn’t care what the sign says over the toy!
A sign will not determine a child’s preference in clothing, toys, or bedding. My son LOVES Bubble Guppies but the Bubble Guppies Toddler Bed that was made, was made in pink, for Molly. What about Gil? They make neutral colored Bubble Guppies bedding but not beds? Why should your daughter not be allowed to wear some cool skater sneakers if they only come in the boy’s section? Why can’t your daughter play with cars? So if you have a fear of children becoming transgendered or gay, Target was on target to RUIN YOUR LIFE!!!!!
Go shop elsewhere. Let all us sinners shop at Target where the aisles will be free of clutter, from you. You know what, I am a Christian but I also know that if every thing a business did upset me, maybe I wouldn’t have anywhere to shop. I dare you to think you will get the same customer service or cleanliness at other places like you do at Target stores and just incase you haven’t caught wind yet, this post is complete satire courtesy of yours truly.
Right now my son and I are grabbing our purses and heading to Target! See ya there..or maybe not 😉
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Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.