How About the Sexism?

This image is making the rounds via Just Something Funny.  Hint: focus on “necklace”:

Of course, everyone is focusing on the second definition of necklace – which, of course, actually is an accurate (albeit unpleasant) definition of “necklace.”

Now, there’s nothing on the site which posted this screensnap indicating the locale of the Hello Kitty site in question.  Seeing “tyre” and “petrol” in definition two indicates that the Hello Kitty Dictionary (and, BTW, I’m not really seeing any commentary about why there even is something called a ‘Hello Kitty Dictionary,’ but I digress) originates from some non-United States nation that, at some point, was controlled by England.

But even beyond that…

What about the first definition of “necklace”?

Only women wear necklaces?

Yes, men tend to have other names for their necklaces – chain, choker, etc. – but, not to the exclusion of this n-word.

a piece of jewelry consisting of a string of stones, beads, jewels, or the like, or a chain of gold, silver, or other metal, for wearing around the neck.

Even an alternate definition which isn’t fully gender-neutral – “esp by women” – acknowledges gender non-exclusivity.

I’m now forced to go back to my earlier digression…

A Hello Kitty dictionary?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


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