On Girls/Boys Novelty Kits

Edmund Scientifics, after receiving negative feedback over the gendered nature of certain products:

Our original intent was not to project gender bias, but to organize our product selection in a way that makes it easy to find specific items. We now realize that decision resulted in a category structure projecting gender bias and defining gender roles. We regret that choice, as it does not reflect our intent or beliefs.

A sensible, mature and admirable way of handling accusations of sexism: re-evaluate your decisions and/or actions in light of the feedback, identify the problem, correct the problem, own up to it and thank those who submitted feedback. Much respect for Edmund Scientifics for their handling of this.

(via Anil Dash)