Gender biased? Only when the designers are male

We’ve some points to ponder over following your Vox Pop on gender specific design (DW 13 February). Pushchairs have to be designed by men.

We’ve some points to ponder over following your Vox Pop on gender specific design (DW 13 February).

Pushchairs have to be designed by men. It’s impossible to get the child out, restrain the child, fold up the chair, get on a bus or train and show a ticket all at the same time.

Then there’s children’s toy packaging. Fiddly wires, threads to cut or the need for a screw driver is irritating – not women-friendly.

And as for bra sizes, why not just stick to one easy metric measurement around the chest?

Finally, what about big rucksacks, the ones that people take on trips around Thailand. Whoever thought that a strap across the chest would help stability was obviously not a woman. Have you ever tried carrying a heavy rucksack while wearing a T-shirt? It’s not comfortable or flattering.

Linda Walsh, Susie Blackburn

Senior account manager, Senior designer

Siebert Head

London EC1

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