The male gaze is alive and well in 3D printing

Can someone please enlighten me?

How are these things different?

This:

sexist car ad lexus

[source: http://autoshite.com/topic/18285-chodvertising-show-me-the-good-stuff/page-2]

or this:

sexist mercedessllow

[source: http://autoshite.com/topic/18285-chodvertising-show-me-the-good-stuff/page-2]

or this:

sexist car ad

[source: http://jalopnik.com/the-ten-most-sexist-car-ads-of-all-time-510255179]

different from this:

3Dprinting girl March2015

or this:

3Dprinting figure March 2015

or this:

colorfabb

or this:

2015.03.17 AdultFilmStar 3D print

Am I being oversensitive? (!!?)

I definitely do not see gender stereotyping or sexism problems on the ground, in the field, in Fab Labs or makerspaces (in northern Europe), thankfully.

But it seems that 3D printer developers are little boys who need to grow up fast and join the 21st century. At least market your tech and materials in a more mature and sensitive manner, please. There is far too much misogyny and violence against women in the world already.

If Fab Labs really are ungendered places, let’s keep them that way – a place where women don’t have to feel they are placed in a certain type of role. Thank you.

 

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