Target has announced it's progressing with the times and getting rid of gender-based references throughout it's stores. Glenn took Target to task on radio Friday with a very common sense argument he's willing to stand up and say boldly, no matter what anybody says.
"You know what? A guy is a guy and a girl is girl. And that's all there is to it," Glenn said.
In a corporate update released last week, Target reported:
We heard you, and we agree. Right now, our teams are working across the store to identify areas where we can phase out gender-based signage to help strike a better balance. For example, in the kids’ Bedding area, signs will no longer feature suggestions for boys or girls, just kids. In the Toys aisles, we’ll also remove reference to gender, including the use of pink, blue, yellow or green paper on the back walls of our shelves. You’ll see these changes start to happen over the next few months. We thank guests all the time for challenging us to get better at what we do and take the shopping trip to new levels.
To help give voice to what many people are feeling about the "new levels" Target is striving for, Glenn read aloud from an opinion piece by Matt Walsh.
I won’t attempt to defend every gender stereotype or “gender norm,” but I do subscribe to the radical theory that boys and girls are different and distinct from one another in complex, concrete, and important ways, and many of the dreaded “norms” are, well, normal and biological. It is precisely our role as parents to help our kids “conform” to their gender, to their identity, and grow from boys and girls into well adjusted, confident masculine men and feminine women.
Listen to the segment from radio below.
Featured Image: Black Friday shoppers leave the Target store in Fairfax, Virginia, on November 28, 2014. Black Friday, the biggest US shopping "holiday," kicked off with expectations that lower gasoline prices and higher consumer confidence could mean better year-end retail sales than last year. But there was little sign of the buying fever of years past, after many retailers started Black Friday sales early, turning Thursday's Thanksgiving Day holiday into what the industry has dubbed "Gray Thursday." AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)