Thursday, June 25, 2015

Really?

Hasbro is Marketing Jurassic World’s Female Velociraptors as Male

I wasn't sure how this was possible at first. But apparently:

Blue is a girl.  The description done by Hasbro referred to her as a he.  I thought, ‘Huh, that’s weird. Maybe they just wrote a bad description.’  But, I checked the descriptions for Charlie, Delta, and Echo as well. All were described as males by Hasbro.  They’re all females.

If you know anything about Jurassic Park, you know that all the genetically engineered dinosaur clones are female to prevent breeding. So were the Hasbro writers just fake geeks and ignorant of this fact and then automatically assumed all the dinosaurs were male because our society considers male to be the default, or did they deliberately change the genders because they thought boys wouldn't play with "girl dinosaurs" for some reason?

Either way, god damnit, Hasbro.

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