Gingerbread men have been banned at Scottish Parliament as part of a new drive to ‘stamp out sexism…’
Gingerbread men have been replaced by gingerbread persons in case the traditional name might cause someone offense.
Annie Wells said: ‘Surely the Scottish Parliament has got better things to do than worry about what to call gingerbread men? This is an utterly pointless gesture which simply trivializes the real issues of gender equality.’
Gingerbread men have been banned from Scottish Parliament because they are “sexist” https://t.co/j81B70OYSn
— The Sun (@TheSun) December 15, 2018
GINGERBREAD men have been banned from Scottish Parliament because they are “sexist”.
The traditional biscuits sold at the cafe in Holyrood are now called “gingerbread persons” in a new scheme to stamp out sexism.
The £1.45 iced sweet treats, on sale ahead of Christmas, featured a tag with the hand-written title “gingerbread person”.
But the move has been slammed by Annie Wells, equalities spokesperson for the Scottish Conservatives who called it a “pointless gesture”.
She said: “Surely the Scottish Parliament has got better things to do than worry about what to call gingerbread men?
“This is an utterly pointless gesture which simply trivialises the real issues of gender equality.” More
What is happening to this world when we can’t even have gingerbread men anymore? Wow, times are changing for the absolute worst!
Is it just me? This is ludicrous. We used to make entire gingerbread families. Also, they are baked goods so they really don’t have a gender. These people must stay awake at night dreaming up things to be offended by.
Why is it no longer OK to be a man or a woman? Why does everything have to be gender neutral. I keep seeing articles about equality, diversity, celebrating individuality and accepting differences. But it doesn’t seem to apply to people who are a “typical” male or female
— Laura Walker (@LauraCornish511) December 15, 2018
Am I allowed to build a snowman with my kids this winter? ☃️
— DJSkippa (@BrightonBees) December 15, 2018
— Dave (@thos399) December 15, 2018
This world has gone crazy , it’s food not a Human!!! Oh wait is that sexiest because i have put huMAN!!?
— gaz evans 73 (@gazevans72) December 15, 2018
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So are we going to change the fairy tale story of the ginger bread man which has been around since 1875 and we all grew up lovin just because a few insecure confused people who literally what to take away our individualism and turn us into robot’s with numbers time to cop on
— Keith Ryan (@keithfuzzryan) December 15, 2018