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Store Launches 'Man Aisle' for Shopping-Challenged Dudes: Good Idea?

Chris D 2012/07/26 19:00:00
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Finally, at long last, a supermarket that can cater to the condiment-loving, beer-swilling, BBQ-potato-chip-eating tendencies of men. I'm sure there won't be any broccoli quiche or fresh fruit in this "man aisle." Is it a good idea to have a "man aisle" at the grocery store for shopping-challenged dudes? Or is it just perpetuating the nutritionally challenged, neanderthal-male stereotype?

FOXNEWS.COM reports:
From condoms to steak sauce, New York City dudes can shop for everything they need at the city's first “man aisle” — a portion of an Upper West Side grocery store dedicated just to them.
dudes shop citys aisle portion upper west grocery store dedicated

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  • Rock 2012/07/26 19:49:49
    No
    Rock
    +22
    This is just like giving every kid a trophy, it takes away the incentive to make one's self better. We're guys, not idiots, we know where to find the beer, chips, and M&Ms.; Hell, we could probably even find powdered sugar, flour, and vanilla if you asked us nice enough.

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  • Sasssy 2012/07/28 10:08:52
    Yes
    Sasssy
    +2
    They need all the help they can get....
  • james.bowman.146 2012/07/28 08:10:57
    No
    james.bowman.146
    +3
    We are male, but that doesn't make us stupid. I won't get confused trying the find a bag of chips at the store and walk out in a temper tantrum. It's sort of offensive. It would be like putting a picture of shoes on a street sign to "help women drive."

    Seriously people? lol
  • nicesteve 2012/07/28 07:14:49
    No
    nicesteve
    +2
    What a bunch of hooey! Are us men really that crazy? Are most women really smarter
    than us? While there are always some exceptions, for the majority of us the answear is a
    resounding NO! Men in general are plain and simply NOT that helpless nor that stupid.
  • Manwé 2012/07/28 06:13:59
    Huh?
    Manwé
    If they want to have such an aisle, fine - but most male shoppers are not this challenged.
  • Simmysimfreak 2012/07/28 06:10:08
    Huh?
    Simmysimfreak
    random... why not just... u know go thru the entire super market looking for what you want like everyone else?
  • Dan 2012/07/28 05:58:21 (edited)
    No
    Dan
    This is sexist! Where is the Woman's aisle? Oh, right, that's the rest of the store. grocery shopping hell
  • Dana 2012/07/28 05:38:37
    Yes
    Dana
    +1
    Great idea. That will keep him busy while I do the real shopping. lol
  • Beagle Mom Dana 2012/07/28 17:08:10
    Beagle Mom
    +1
    Had the same thought!
  • Dana Beagle Mom 2012/07/29 17:21:44
    Dana
    +1
    It just might work. They should put a big TV in the man section. lol
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/07/28 05:13:29
    Yes
    nightcrawler2005
    Sounds good to me.
  • Thane36425 2012/07/28 04:24:20
    No
    Thane36425
    Rather sexist isn't it? Besides, not all men are like they presume.
  • Dave 007 Thane36425 2012/07/28 12:08:32
    Dave 007
    But all women are.
  • Johann 2012/07/28 03:38:47 (edited)
    No
    Johann
    +3
    Are other men too lazy to find these items in the store? Plus I never heard of this before. Stereotypes should die like many other negative things.
  • ShamshirMkII 2012/07/28 02:59:30
    Huh?
    ShamshirMkII
    +1
    I can't comprehend the amount of stupidity this idea exudes.
  • Nate Smith 2012/07/28 02:22:12
  • shanda 2012/07/28 02:16:08
    Yes
    shanda
    Interesting marketing idea
  • Sew 2012/07/28 02:10:23
    Huh?
    Sew
    +3
    I recall not too long ago seeing a article about parking spaces and how bigger ones were going to women, in Germany if I recall correctly. I also specifically remember this being deemed "sexist" by inferring that women could not park, yet when a grocery store creates a "Man Aisle" complete with all the stereotypical dietary trapping of "men" no one bats a eye? Is this not inferring that men are idiots incapable of A.) making healthy dietary choices B.) finding items they like(for better or worse) in a traditionally arranged setting? Is this not "sexism"? Is this not reinforcing a stereotype to which men are to adhere to lest the risk having their "Man Card" taken away? Is this not a instance of men too being subject sociotical pressures to behave in a certain fashion or else face social alienation? I hope that someone will anwser these questions and prove to me that we're not really the idiots this poll seems to indicate we are.
  • Nate Smith Sew 2012/07/28 02:29:54
    Nate Smith
    +2
    Indeed this is the case.
    It is obvious that certain powers are interested in alienating "types" of people for some reason.
    It is done to those without the most. Black, white, asian, indian, miscelanean, men and women. Everyone is suppressed by these stereotypes so long as they don't have the power to control the creation of said stereotypes.
    It can be argued that some folks are aimed at more often, perhaps minorities and women, but there is no denying that oftentimes "advatnaged" people are not quite as advantaged as they seem.
  • Sew Nate Smith 2012/07/28 03:47:25
  • Dan Sew 2012/07/28 06:13:01
    Dan
    Or maybe the store is trying to appeal to a certain market, like men who want to grab their goodies and go.
  • TKramar Sew 2012/07/28 12:20:25
    TKramar
    The Man be keeping me down too, brother...
  • shywink Sew 2012/07/29 17:06:25
    shywink
    And for the record, I also believe that the seperate parking space for women is also both sexist and stupid.
  • El Prez 2012/07/28 02:07:05
    Yes
    El Prez
    Many men and some women are challenged by shopping. Why help?
  • liz is still alive 2012/07/28 01:59:05
    No
    liz is still alive
    +3
    We keep talking about gender quality and stereotypes, yet here we are making an aisle just for men.
    talking gender quality stereotypes aisle
  • hasher 2012/07/28 00:28:31
    Yes
    hasher
    +1
    this reminds me of most carryouts. any guy can go into a carryout and buy the same stuff. and carryouts have cigarretes too.
  • Georgia50 2012/07/28 00:19:35
    Yes
    Georgia50
    +1
    If the man aisle is anything other than a cash register at the curb for milk, bread, eggs and some other basics, it's a fail. I'm never there for more than 10 items, and I hate walking a half mile to get the shopping done.
  • XCloudPandaX 2012/07/28 00:02:06
    Huh?
    XCloudPandaX
    +1
    i see chips ahoy....and beef jerky...D:
    my TWO favorite foods...!
    ...great, now i have to look like a dumbass going into the friggin "mens isle"
  • Surya 2012/07/27 23:35:58
    Yes
    Surya
    well, it does make things easier XD
  • magdalena.nix 2012/07/27 22:26:11
    Yes
    magdalena.nix
    +1
    For the marketing purposes yes it is a good idea. I can't imagine any guy not stopping and purchasing a few items from those shelves to be honest. Or even if not purchasing, at least stopping and thinking "Do I need any of those things at home? Probably."
  • Bigchange 2012/07/27 22:23:28
    Huh?
    Bigchange
    Any way to make money
  • brian 2012/07/27 22:12:26
    Yes
    brian
    Do they have Tampax for the Married man? They should have fun with this and put motor oil next to the beer, or Viagra on sale, get free set of jumper cables. Plumbers helper $5.95 get free bag of Doritos. Men need not just shop there, but what a novelty.
  • melissa 2012/07/27 22:07:50
    No
    melissa
    For some/most men this is heaven for them without the stress,but for us women we have to pick and chose the right item that is best for us.
  • overdog001 2012/07/27 21:33:42
    No
    overdog001
    +2
    If you're "shopping challenged", that's a nice way of saying you're an idiot. You don't deserve peanuts.
  • Royo 2012/07/27 21:21:17
    No
    Royo
    +1
    If I need to find something, I will find it on my own. I don't need a specific aisle.
  • Matt Wilson 2012/07/27 21:14:48
    Yes
    Matt Wilson
    +1
    It is not a needed aisle, but it will help save some time.
  • Tom Trojan 2012/07/27 21:07:51
    Yes
    Tom Trojan
    +2
    Flipping Brilliant!!!
  • the_old_coach 2012/07/27 20:59:45
    No
    the_old_coach
    +4
    How dumb. How stereotypical. How shameful there are so many "YES" responses.
  • KenjaiRo 2012/07/27 20:53:05
    Yes
    KenjaiRo
    +2
    Finally!
  • Bob DiN 2012/07/27 20:26:52
    Yes
    Bob DiN
    +2
    I like them, Walgreens has had them for months.
  • Riku Xander 2012/07/27 20:02:09
    Huh?
    Riku Xander
    +1
    Picked 'Huh?' cuz there was no better on the fence response.

    On one hand, the man aisle is great, mainly because of the convenience and not just for men, but anyone who just wants to find the munchies and beer quick before the game starts. I mean, do we seriously believe that men are the only ones who are gonna snack and drink beer while the game is on?

    On the other hand, really nothing more than the name promotes the useless stereotype that men have these days. It's kind of demeaning that the article is written to point out that it's the "'man aisle' at the grocery store for shopping-challenged dudes" come on, not all dudes are shopping-challenged.

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