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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Gingerbread men replaced by ‘gingerbread persons’
A World Gone Mad
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."
Exasperated Twitter users also mocked the move, with one woman saying: "So we're not allowed to call it Gingerbread men anymore as Holyrood have banned them and came [up] with the name gingerbread person!!!
"It's not fucking sexism, it's a bloody biscuit!"
The move came after it was revealed 30 per cent of women working there said they had been sexually harassed.