The Latest Casualty In The Culture Wars: The Gingerbread Man

For pete’s sake. The purveyors of political correctness never cease to amaze me. Enlightened thinkers in the UK  have decided to change the name of the  holiday cookie favorite on school menus  from “Gingerbread Man” to “Gingerbread Person”.

The Daily Mail has the story:

In the nursery rhyme, the Gingerbread Man fled from the clutches of an old woman and her husband.

But now he has been cornered by an even more unforgiving foe – political correctness.

Council bureaucrats have stripped gingerbread men of their gender and renamed them gingerbread ‘persons’ on menus for 400 primary schools.

Parents in Lancashire were astonished when they discovered the change.

‘It is absolutely ridiculous,’ one mother said. ‘Someone has obviously taken the effort to change this and it is almost offensive.

‘I am all for anti-discrimination but this is a pudding. The gingerbread man is a character from a rhyme in a book, for goodness sake.’

Laura Midgley, of the Campaign Against Political Correctness, added: ‘It is totally ridiculous political correctness, nobody wants to talk about gingerbread people. They are what they are.

What’s sad is that if this is happening in the UK, it won’t be long before some idiot tries push the same stupid idea in the US. It only takes the complaint of one moonbat out of a hundred people to get the culture to bend in their favor.
Why is that?
Why not tell little Hillary, if she doesn’t like the masculine  “gingerbread boy” moniker, to go jump in a lake?
It’s a damn cookie based on a nursery rhyme.
Why do we have to respect everyone’s feelings even when they’re stupid, petty and  irrational?
You can decorate your cookie any way you want, Hillary…. even call the female ones, “Gingerbread Girls”, or “Gingerbread Women” if you want. We do every Christmas. I  have a Gingerbread Woman cookie cutter to go along with my Gingerbread Man.
But generally speaking, we say, “Gingerbread Man”, because that’s just. the. way. it. is.
And if you want to fight me on that, I’ll call you a cultural Marxist right to your face.
What’s this?
Oh………… that I’ve taken the time to read the entire article….

The outcry has since forced officials into an embarrassing U-turn.

They now claim renaming the biscuits was a mistake and that their gender will be reinstated as soon as possible.


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12 Responses to “The Latest Casualty In The Culture Wars: The Gingerbread Man”

  1. SB Smith Says:

    Agree….stupid and offensive.


  2. ZZMike Says:

    Two sentences in, and I thought: gotta be Formerly Great Britain, land of the stark raving madmen – except the madmen are the ones in charge.


  3. Anonyma Says:

    I thought the problem was going to be the Gingerbread Man’s, uh, SKIN TONE, and the solution was to name him a “Cookie of Color.”

    I suppose if one cut sugar cookies in the shape of a person it would lead to a charge of being a white supremacist.

    What a bunch of idiots we have nowadays.


  4. nicedeb Says:

    Next they’ll be insisting on gay and transgender gingerbread persons….oh wait:


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  6. JaneLovesJesus Says:

    Haven’t gingers been kicked around enough?


  7. PanAm Says:

    Please, say it ain’t truly so, that they jest…


  8. nicedeb Says:

    They weren’t jesting, but the outcry was so great, they decided to go back to “gingerbread man”.

    The same thing happened at the CA school that made the boy remove the American flag he flew on his bike, because it caused “racial tensions” with some students.

    The ensuing outcry was so great, the cowardly principal reversed his position, and allowed the kid to keep his flag.

    As these two examples demonstrate, if people are willing to stand up to these cultural Marxists, who have held sway in the culture for too long, common sense (the enemy of liberal elitism) can win the day.


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