Why are websites gendered?
I just had the following conversation with my cousin on Facebook:
[More:]Cousin, posting to his wall: Come on, men, you know we don't use Pinterest. That's just wrong.
Cousin: For the same reason men don't wear lip gloss.
Me: Why are websites gendered?
Cousin: Chill out cousin, this isn't about gay rights. It's a MAN THING.
Pinterest is, by point of fact, used by women. I don't know if there are more women using it than men, but it has that public image. Outside of marketing, where does this gendering of websites come from? Or is it marketing and nothing else? I'm trying to avoid responses of "Your cousin is a _________" but it's a factor here, inasmuch as a perception exists and is being propagated by non(?)users. What's your opinion on this, MeCha?