For your consideration:
The Sarah Palin is-it-sexist-or-is-it-not Newsweek cover:
The cover of the teen chick-lit book, Pretty Little Liars:
I'm just sayin'.
Yes, apparently our delicate minds are too fragile to do really hard thingies on the computer like write manuscripts, edit HTML code, play WOW or reprogram our husband's display so that the screen is upside down when he logs on (happy birthday, dear). All those things like logic and communication are just icky, or at least, that's what the folks at Dell think.
Now, if you're a girl, you don't have to have one of those complicated ol' BOY computers! No, you get yourvery own DELLA, which has programs on it that let you make grocery lists, plan your yoga workout, and count your calories. Yay! What fun!
Oh, and the promotional blurb points out in the very first sentence how CUTE they are! Because I don't give a shit if my laptop is portable, has an assload of memory and a kick-ass video enhancer. No, I want it to be cute, with sparkles and puppies and unicorns or babies sitting in flowerpots. I wonder if the Guys Edition will be called XTREME DELLZ and have automated porn updates and a Fantasy Football app. Oh, wait, no, because guys don't have to get stereotyped -- Teh Menfolx unnerstand them thar compooters!
Worst marketing plan EVER, Dell people. Jesus. It's like when Mattel came out with that Barbie doll that talked, and all it said was "Math is hard!" and "Let's go shopping!"
Dear Dell Marketing Department -
You've just reduced 51% of the population to a stereotype, so you can fucking bite me.