Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

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Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby al_yrpal » 18 Oct 2018, 4:23pm

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/1 ... g_share_em

You really couldnt make it up ! No really……. :lol:

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby fausto copy » 18 Oct 2018, 4:30pm

There are obviously lots of females with big noses. :?

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby Mick F » 18 Oct 2018, 5:04pm

Good point.

Are men's noses bigger than women's noses?
If so, why don't Kleenex bring out Woman Size tissues .................. or even Child Size tissues?

What about Man Size kitchen roll or Man Size toilet roll?
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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby merseymouth » 18 Oct 2018, 5:18pm

Hi all, When I see the term Gender Inequality I very weirdly think - When are they going to sell "Men's Sanitary Towels"?
I await the adverts on daytime television. TTFN MM

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby 661-Pete » 18 Oct 2018, 6:28pm

"Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!" ... ?
I don't think it's either. Just a simple re-branding, that's all. The expression 'man-size' or 'man-sized' is, or at least has been, in common parlance to denote something a bit larger than the median. But it has probably become a bit passé in recent years. So - does it really matter if the makers want a re-brand?

One re-branding of a common product, a few years ago, which did irk me, was when "Jif" (the household cleaner) became "Cif". No matter what it's labelled on the supermarket shelf, I refuse categorically to refer to it as "Cif". In my student days fear of the "syph" was rife amongst my generation. Anyway, we generally buy the Tesco's own-brand, which is half the price and does the job just as well...
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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby fausto copy » 18 Oct 2018, 7:25pm

Surely it's a hard "C" as in Kif.
Perhaps yours is now Tif.
We get ours rom Morrison's so...... :roll:

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby thirdcrank » 18 Oct 2018, 7:27pm

Any publicity is good publicity.

The manufacturers are getting plenty of it free in discussions like this but when I first saw something about this, I misunderstood and thought some women were upset at having to ask for "Outsize" which I think is the new name.

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby fausto copy » 18 Oct 2018, 7:32pm

So, when is Radio 4's Woman's Hour going to be re-named?

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby Cunobelin » 18 Oct 2018, 7:42pm

merseymouth wrote:Hi all, When I see the term Gender Inequality I very weirdly think - When are they going to sell "Men's Sanitary Towels"?
I await the adverts on daytime television. TTFN MM


More genuine is that the fact many gay men do use tampons

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby al_yrpal » 18 Oct 2018, 7:49pm

Doesnt end there…

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/1 ... ampaigner/

Gentlemans Relish is reportedly under threat !

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby kwackers » 18 Oct 2018, 7:56pm

Mick F wrote:Good point.

Are men's noses bigger than women's noses?
If so, why don't Kleenex bring out Woman Size tissues .................. or even Child Size tissues?

What about Man Size kitchen roll or Man Size toilet roll?

Noses?
I always thought there was another reason why man sized tissues existed... ;)

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby pete75 » 18 Oct 2018, 8:09pm

I feel sorry for anyone called Chapman - they'll be renamed Personperson. :lol:

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby al_yrpal » 18 Oct 2018, 8:28pm

Fisherpersons Friend? :D

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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby Paulatic » 18 Oct 2018, 8:34pm

I’m offended I have to eat Pink Lady and Granny Smith apples while I drink my Lady Grey tea :D
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Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

Postby Tangled Metal » 18 Oct 2018, 9:44pm

Switch to Earl Grey, eat Cox apples or Ruben's apples.

Buy whatever sized tissues you want, does the name of the size matter? If the company wants to re-brand does it matter? Does the fact the original name had man in it and they gave in to complaints over that really matter?