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
to your face.
Oh…………..now 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.