Skip to comments.Borders bookstore forced to defend sale of 'control a woman' remote
Posted on 03/16/2010 10:47:39 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
A MELBOURNE bookstore has sparked outrage after being discovered selling a "control a woman" remote - on International Women's Day.
The ABC reported Borders was forced to defend the $15 novelty product after a woman told of her anger at seeing it during last week's celebration of female rights and achievements.
Katie Robertson told ABC Radio she was "troubled" by the toy, "mainly because it encourages a stereotype of women as submissive, who are to be controlled".
"There are certain buttons on there. For example, the male may decide that he wants beer, sex or food," she said.
"He may press a button in which he requires the woman to remove her clothes, cook, clean, leave, (or) say yes.
"There's also a button in which you can increase her breast size."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...
If there is a "sense of humor" button, someone should have used the remote on Katie Robertson.
Katie Robertson = Laughless Under-Sexed B*tch.
This gadget surely comes in two genders?
The mute button will still be the one that wears out first.
Is there a Control-A-Man remote?
Is she daft?! I mean it’s not like the silly thing does jack, except give the fellas some giggles.
OK, I guess that’s another PC thang, laughter is not allowed.
Pffft, they need to make that remote like a PEZ dispenser, fill it with midol or a laxative, she’s cranky and anal.
We need a pic of this gal.
I'm envisioning unstyled salt-and-pepper hair, no makeup, permanent scowl, and driving a Subaru Forrester sporting an Obama sticker.
Yes. I think we refer to those as “women”.
the chain sells a "control a man" remote, which has sold out.
From the people who brought you the Control A Woman Remote Control, this version, exclusively tailored to the unfairer sex, has everything a modern babe needs to rein her man in.
Buttons Include: Mute, Ego Off, Talk About Feelings, Shopping or Shoes. Stop Snoring, Farting, or Belching. Flowers, Chocolate, Massage, Say No, Propose, Say Yes, Tell Truth, Toilet Seat Down, Listen, Get Hint, Multi-Task, Plus and minus Orgasm Control.
Thanks. Beat me by a minute! I hope it has a button: “Put down the beer, turn off the game, and listen to me talk.” ;-)
still wouldn’t work....Of course, if it was a “control a man” remote, the feminists would be hypocritical...”it’s just a joke...it’s what they need when they are warring, lying, cheating, stealing, taking away our abortion rights, going to war for oil, watching tons and tons of porn on the internet—I mean’t that’s not even sexy—looking that ‘way’ at my best friend, wondering if I gained any pounds, hoping that my mother would drive off a cliff, thinking of replacing me with a younger, pretty model, staring at my chest instead of my eyes, tearing down trees, stripping mining, driving around in Humvees, spending all of our hard cash on power tools and brings screen TVs...ad nousem”
Does it work ?
Anyone else find it strange the the US is probably the only significant country that doesn’t celebrate or acknowledge March 8 as International Women’s Day? Considering how we are such a paragon of feminist ideals in this country, I’m surprised it hasn’t caught on. Kidding aside, it’s actually a nice custom: men give flowers and gifts to the women in their lives to show how important they are to them. The women can be mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, etc.
How is it sexist? They sell control-a-man too.
I dont see a ‘stop nagging me about the toilet seat cover” button..
Does it come with a matching shock collar?
Geez, Katie, get a sense of humor and get over it.
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