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Nice to see gender roles being challenged in a shop near you. Pencil cases now stocked in Woolworths bear the slogan "Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them."

If you think boys are stupid there is a whole range to choose from-calendars, T-shirts and a book too, which includes the information that "boys are made in the stupid factory" and "ideas make boys' heads hurt".

Protests in the US forced many retailers to take this huge selling line off the shelves. Although some feminists there argued boys were fair game as girls have suffered sexism for long enough. Apparently attacking young boys is fun and satirical.

Makes the old rhyme about boys being made of puppy dog tails look positively progressive.