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Should a gingerbread man become a gingerbread person?

Gingerbread men are replaced by gingerbread persons in Scottish Parliament

We can no longer buy ‘Mansize’ tissues from Kleenex, and now gingerbread men have been banned at the Scottish Parliament in a bid to reduce sexism.

The tasty treats have been replaced by ‘gingerbread persons’ amid fears that the traditional name caused offence.

The Scottish Parliament’s coffee shop made the change as part of a drive at Holyrood to cut out sexism.

By making names gender-neutral, the parliament hopes to foster a more inclusive working environment for female and non-binary staff. This approach is increasingly popular within progressive institutions across the country.

But the decision to rename the sweet treat has not gone down well with everyone.

Even gingerbread men will tell you it’s not offensive to be a man – so why are some trying to force them to become just people? The only way to tell if they even have clothes on is the icing and, without that, the gender of a naked gingerbread man is unidentifiable.

What are your views? Are you offended by a gingerbread man? What is the implication now for the Ladybird story of the Gingerbread Boy? Should gender neutrality be the way to go?

Should a gingerbread man become a gingerbread person?

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GraceV
22nd Mar 2019
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I think this gender issue has gone too far. It hasn't got anything to do with sexism or discriminating against any particular gender.
Boardman
22nd Mar 2019
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When are the PC snowflakes going to realise how ridiculous their ideas are becoming. Still it gives us olds a laugh!
Yodama
19th Mar 2019
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Shopping horror!!
At the cake counter in Sainsbury's I saw some rather nice gingerbread...ahem..men.
I thought it my duty to inform the bakery manager that he was being very un-PC in displaying them with such wanton disregard for the tender feelings of certain people.
Suitably hauled over the coals, he apologised... don't know why he was laughing...and promptly squashed my fluffy apple turnover.
I am going to write to the Scottish Parliament for compensation!
Yodama
16th Feb 2019
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On the upside, if the female gingerbresd person's skirts are big enough, more delicious gingerbread biscuit to dip into your tea... oops.. you would need a MAN sized cup.
Never ends does it?
Lesley27
9th Feb 2019
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Totally ridiculous - can't imagine anyone is really offended by a gingerbread man, they're just jumping on the feminist bandwagon which has gone much too far.
JMCD27
4th Feb 2019
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What a crazy world we are living in! Political correctness gone mad!!
Baa baa green sheep! A blackboard is a chalkboard! Bonkers!
Hazey2U
26th Jan 2019
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The original story was about a Gingerbread Man. It is nonsense to yet again try to change something that has stood the test of time. My opinion on these people who have a need to be seen as gender neutral is that they have an inferiority complex and should look in a mirror when they get confused.
Tr1sh
25th Jan 2019
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Someone somewhere is sitting at a desk making this stuff up and getting paid for it, at least that is my guess. 🙂
Raindrop
25th Jan 2019
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Has the world gone mad or is it just another crazy thing dreamt up by someone with nothing else better to do. Come on, it`s time to get a grip and solve more important issues in life that affect us all! What are these so called political people getting paid for. Oh yes and the gingerbread MAN is brown shall we now make him black or white?
LeonardM8
25th Jan 2019
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I'm a Male. ( sorry Person ) and I don't think ? that most Females ( sorry Persons ) can be bothered with all this stuff, not the ones I listen to anyway, PLEASE note LISTEN to, politically correct me.
once again it's "persons" trying to make a name for themselves again, or catch a few votes.
As long as equality is fair on BOTH sides, I don't think any PERSON really cares
MatthewE
24th Jan 2019
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Why?
If this is a problem for some green-hair feminists they should consider the 'feelings' of non-white people that the biscuits are actually brown and a racist insult and incitement to devour them. Its a stupid world they have created.
Weeble
17th Jan 2019
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It is ridiculous how PC the government is getting. Many other nationalities in the UK have their own toys/food types/ flags/ odd words and they are not told to change them !! I live in France and respect the French way of life. I do not try to change it.
davehughes
15th Jan 2019
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PC gone mad !! I would like those women, sorry persons, who would be offended to come forward and be counted.
viking
12th Jan 2019
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So why not go the whole hog all you PC brigade ?
Surely it would have to be Janet Christ or leave Jesus out altogether !!
cazablanka
12th Jan 2019
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Complete crackers.. But we are men and we are women always have been always will. Transgender gay excepted.. Who's offended?. I don't know anyone. what a waste of time. Just deal with what really matters.
blackdog2
11th Jan 2019
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Thanks to the stupid lot called politicians the country is in one hell of a muddle at present without some PC idiot wasting time over the sexuality of a cookie or tissue. Where or how is there an offence at something that has always been known as that? Stop faffing around and get on with the important things in life or is it some idiot looking for a job dreaming up stupid things to do?
Marksy47
11th Jan 2019
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These twits need to get out more....daft ideas heaven help any children they may have.
Julie216
1st Jan 2019
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It's a biscuit for God sake
viking
31st Dec 2018
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"to reduce sexism" well it just goes to show what most of us have thought for a very long time- Parliamentarians have nothing better to occupy their minds than sex !! In all its various forms.
They seem to find the time to quarrel amonst themselves, and jockying for a more highly paid position in the Chamber, but not enough time to sort out the current mess.
Michelle67
29th Dec 2018
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Abby1954
26th Dec 2018
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Absolute madness PC @ its most stupidest!
MikeE9
24th Dec 2018
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Ridiculous PC. Doesn’t deserve comment. Time is better spent in important life changing issues!
F5Ibanez
24th Dec 2018
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Sick to death of these people trying to change everything
PasoDoble
24th Dec 2018
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If we change gingerbread men are we also changing the traditional fairy-elves and gnomes or are they exempt. AND what about FATHER CHRISTMAS?
ColinM1
24th Dec 2018
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Tongue in cheek ! Just wish that crowd down the road at Westmonster were half as imaginative . A Merry Christmas to yin and aw !
JeffT4
23rd Dec 2018
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Silly idea from people who have to much time on their hands and who need to get a life
Robcathy
23rd Dec 2018
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Ridiculous. Has the world gone mad! It wouldn’t be the same, anymore.
LizA45
23rd Dec 2018
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Ridiculous. This world is becoming strangled by do gooders who are offended at the slightest most bizarre thing. Keep gingerbread men. Keep singing, Baby its cold outside. Stop being so silly
ianfletcher
23rd Dec 2018
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Far more important issues for politicians to deal with. When will they change the Scotsman newspaper to the Scotsperson!
JaneR894
23rd Dec 2018
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It’s a sad day when intelligent people really believe gender neutrality will resolve sexism. It’s just a way of pushing the real issues under the carpet, at the expense of the poor little ginger bread man.
Brandywalker
23rd Dec 2018
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It has always been "gingerbread man" what is so offensive by that. Parliaments should be concentrating on important subjects instead!
Karazor
22nd Dec 2018
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The idea is ridiculous. Gingerbread men are gingerbread men and will always be so. Political correctness gone barmy!
KarenW1
22nd Dec 2018
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So does that mean the Ladybird story book has to change names to? It’s all to stupid
Mazee
22nd Dec 2018
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Political correctness is getting out of control.. the world is going mad... who gets paid to think this nonsense up in Parliament's..
PamM69
22nd Dec 2018
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The world has gone mad!
denisebay
22nd Dec 2018
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That’s a daft idea. Political correctness gone stupid.
MaryS19
22nd Dec 2018
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The world has gone made - bonkers idea.

Make some ginger bread women shapes and be done with it.
LorrieK
21st Dec 2018
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Let me think......... it rediclouse. Soon we won't be able to say Farther Christmas!
Atom1943
21st Dec 2018
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Another load of rubbish instigated by the minority!! Gingerbread MEN have been just theat for donkeys' years. If it's that necessary to make a change bring out a gingerbread WOMAN, change the mould a little (ie., put on a skirt shape!)!
sparrer
21st Dec 2018
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Utterly ridiculous, who dreams up this sort of nonsense? We may as call women wopersons, the menopause the personopause, etc. It's just mental - sorry, persontal!
Youse
21st Dec 2018
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If you had a transgender grandchild you dinosaurs wouldn’t be so stick in the mud!
jeanmark
21st Dec 2018
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This isn't about being trangender but is about gender as a whole. Being transgender is about a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex and thus relates to being either male of female. In contrast, the debate relating to gingerbread men is about the gender-neutral issue, the term male or female should not be used!
Birdman53
21st Dec 2018
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Yet again Political correctness GONE MAD!!
annej2003
21st Dec 2018
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Of course not. This gender neutrality stuff is insane.
Ivanhoe252
21st Dec 2018
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What a load of rubbish, the SNP government should be concentrating on running the country. They are just trying to distract from the real mess we are in.
zeph
21st Dec 2018
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Utterly ridiculous, there are real and much bigger problems to deal with. Perhaps the Scottish parliament should focus on reducing the level of alcoholism and domestic violence.
Constantgardener
21st Dec 2018
5
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The worlds gone mad, it’s just a biscuit for gods sake
Marksy47
21st Dec 2018
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The people are totally bonkers and would travel miles to be offended.
kidney bean
21st Dec 2018
4
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It is only a biscuit did not know it had feelings i would not of eaten them ha.
AlanG14
20th Dec 2018
5
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Total nonsense where has common sense gone,these idiots have to be stopped from this brainless strategy of changing our heritage
Helen Highwater
20th Dec 2018
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Apart from the fact that this is utter nonsense, I am becoming increasingly concerned that the needs and requirements of the (silent) majority are becoming subsumed to the demands of the (noisy) minority. And there doesn't seem to be anything we can do about it.

Perhaps we Silversurfers are the last generation to have any common sense ....
mogsy123
20th Dec 2018
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LizM73
20th Dec 2018
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How daft - political correctness overkill. “Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!” has entertainedwithout contention for over 100 years
WendyJ61
20th Dec 2018
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Some people have nothing to do to fulfil their lives! There are more important issues at stake. Keep the Gingerbread MAN
JanetL40
19th Dec 2018
8
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This world has gone totally mad !!!!
linj
19th Dec 2018
5
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I was under the impression that some engineering tools were referred to as male or female. What would the politically correct brigade like to rename these.
Steph H
19th Dec 2018
6
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Once a ginger bread man always a ginger bread man and nothin else.
347
19th Dec 2018
5
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The poll speaks for itself, I despair some people really need to have a look at themselves if a looks like a fish , swims like fish and tastes like a fish it means it is a fish.
JoM1
19th Dec 2018
5
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Political correctness gone mad! What is wrong with people, offended by trivial things. Whatever next, I cant imagine, get real and grow up!
IsabelM19
19th Dec 2018
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The world has gone mad. No men no ladies, No him no her our grandchildren are going to grow up so confused. I read the other day that a school is teaching that boys have periods. For goodness sake.
jeanmark
22nd Dec 2018
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Teaching children that boys have periods, how are they going to explain the physiology behind that one or maybe the teacher is confused by the spelling - MENstruation followed some years later by the MENopause!!!
Kianya
19th Dec 2018
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Why don’t these people get a life!
We are men & women and if people want to change to be gender neutral why can’t they be quiet about it and leave normal people ( the majority) to live normal lives.
It’s a load of over publicised bunkum.
SooC
19th Dec 2018
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Political correctness has gone too far. For goodness’ sake, it’s a biscuit! What’s next, making people ‘gender neutral’? Get a grip!
Lizzie49
19th Dec 2018
4
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The world is going slightly mad!!!
I'm a little speechless!!
LadyDilbert
19th Dec 2018
8
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“Slightly” ... think we’re close to reaching our ‘world gone mad’ limit.
Lizzie49
19th Dec 2018
3
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Yes, you're right. World is mad! I'm speechless!!
BobS74
19th Dec 2018
7
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When are these people, men and women, going to realise that us MEN & WOMEN who live in the real world think that they are deranged?
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19th Dec 2018
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JoM1
19th Dec 2018
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Am I missing something, or is there a band of people with nothing better to do with their time but pull the way we do everything to pieces? The world seems to be going quite mad!
DonnaH46
19th Dec 2018
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This is sheer nonsense, it is time polititions got a grip and focused on getting our homeless of the streets, not worrying about whether a gingerbread man is politically correct. Gingerbread man all the way.
NickyF42
19th Dec 2018
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Pathetic, nonsense.. we are born Male or female, (fact)..who cares if a gingerbread biscuit is a man!! I am not going to cry over it..
HappyHippie
19th Dec 2018
7
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utter rubbish, they are taking the fun out of everything and spoiling traditions.. bureaucracy gone wayyyyyyyyy too far
JanetH879
19th Dec 2018
7
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Since when has being a man (or a normal heteresexual woman) been a crime?
PhilR4
19th Dec 2018
5
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I'm hoping this is a joke. I am getting sick and tired of this rubbish. It's so unnecessary, just idiots wanting to provoke reactions
DerekW9
19th Dec 2018
5
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I'd like to know who has complained and how many people. I'm sure myself and many others now complain about this stupid idea. Next will be Snowmen.
Marie 1
19th Dec 2018
4
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I think we are all too politically correct and it's not necessary.
SueC62
19th Dec 2018
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I've always thought of the word 'man' as having two meanings. One being specific to a male and the other being more general and non gender related. In a male dominated department, I never took offence when the boss used the terms "men", "guys" etc. I was more offended when he felt the need to single out me and my other female colleague by tacking on "..and ladies" as if we were a lesser afterthought.
Lionel
19th Dec 2018
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Sue, you're absolutely correct! Thank you.

Our word man derives from the Greek word Anthropos, meaning the species of creation we are. That we apply it to a gender as well causes untold confusion.

The same difficulty applies elsewhere too. The world has come to associate the word Jew with the ultra orthodox, fur hat wearing brigade when in fact Jew is an ethnic group and not necessarily related to religious practices.

Perhaps we should compromise and have gingerbread anthropoids. That should settle this silliness, well, until the next snowflake discontent arises.
LindaH7
19th Dec 2018
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Absolute rubbish, do people go through a dictionary to list all the things that are not gender neutral to come up with next silly thing to comment on.
JohnK41
19th Dec 2018
5
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Like most people I’m sick to death of all this PC nonsense. Everyone seems to have lost their sense of humour, which is the foundation of the UK people ( sorry that should be women and men). It all started with the “Robinson’s Gollywog” (whoops shouldn’t have said that) symbol, but get me going on that.
LindaD9
19th Dec 2018
4
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If you want to make gingerbread women or children you do it. The world is going crazy as it is without someone coming up with this silly law.
Sue777
19th Dec 2018
4
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It is a character from a story. He is a man. You can call him anything you like but he's still a man so that what I will call him.
Bethmac
19th Dec 2018
6
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Has the Scottish parliament nothing better to do with it s time.pc gone mad
CarolineC4
19th Dec 2018
3
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These people are changing my childhood. There is no malicious intent in a 'gingerbread man' or 'man' size tissues. Where does it stop?! Eradicate the whole of history until it suits todays society? Leave the past where it is, it was a different time.
ChristineB689
19th Dec 2018
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What is wrong with being a man!!! Bakers feel free to add a gingerbread lady to the shelves!!!! Just crazy.
SheilaF9
19th Dec 2018
4
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I'm not sure about gender neutral as I come from a generation who weren't bothered if a thing was male or female. I also remember being told that the pudding known as spotted dick had to be referred to as spotted Richard so as not to offend anyone - I never have heard spotted Richard being asked for!!!
Sue777
19th Dec 2018
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We had a parent refuse to let her child read a Dick Whittington book as it was full of swearing (Dick). You couldn't make it up.
Lionel
19th Dec 2018
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The same parents probably found bestial sexual references in the fact he had a cat!

Lord help me, I have three Collies!
MarianG
19th Dec 2018
4
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We already have gingerbre.ad men, women and children. I think this idea is a bit daft
Sleepiegenie
19th Dec 2018
2
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It wasn't a Parliamentary decision LOL. It was a giggle in the Cafe. Lighten up everyone. 🙂 Merry Christmas. Xx
Yodama
19th Dec 2018
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Wide awake aren't you, not so sleepiegenie?
I did read that it was the idea of the cafe to do this, but the very idea of us becoming a confused bunch of gender neutrals seems to spark people off.
Carol6
19th Dec 2018
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Well I think the result so far shows what utter idiots want to change it to person. Life has become way too easy if people have time to think these things up. Time should be spent more wisely like on actual people who are in need. Just saying
AnneK46
19th Dec 2018
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It’s like ‘human’ should that become ’huperson’??? Leave Father Christmas alone too.!
CathyS
19th Dec 2018
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Sometimes I think someone says stuff like this as a joke and the person standing next to them, the one with the sense of humour bypass, thinks they mean it and the idea grows legs and runs... a bit like the Gingerbread MAN.
codyloo
19th Dec 2018
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He's called a gingerbread man after the story. Are we going to change that too? And can we no longer build a snowman? They will have to change the lyrics for one of Frozen's favourite songs!
Leezah
19th Dec 2018
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Completely fed up with everyone and everything having to be “politically correct “. There are many sensible people in this country who do not want everything changed to make up for the few ignorant people. Common sense must prevail.
Magspots
19th Dec 2018
5
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It is getting beyond a joke. Political correctness is fine and often needed in the right context but for things like this, does anyone really care? It has all gone over the top now.
JanF
19th Dec 2018
5
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The lunatics are really running the asylum. I can’t believe that they actually spend time on this rot !
Scot60
19th Dec 2018
3
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Absolutely ridiculous. Who are these individuals who are so offended? Get over it. Learn to deal with whats important in life.
Lindy_Loo
19th Dec 2018
5
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What a lot of rot, he was never physically a man anyway. Gingerbread Man is his name! Just so tired of all this nonsense.
ArchieUK
19th Dec 2018
3
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AnneR6
19th Dec 2018
4
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If Scotland want this, let them have it. They can also have their independence and stop wasting our money on silly ideas!
JillW59
19th Dec 2018
2
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Please keep some traditions. Having worked in a school where you now can’t have a blackboard or a whiteboard..... even some nursery rhymes have to be doctored.... oops am I ammlowed to even say that word! Where has freedom of speech gone?
JenniferP7
19th Dec 2018
2
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Its all a load of crap! I love gingerbread men and using mansize tissues.
JackieU6
19th Dec 2018
2
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Haven’t these people got something more important to get upset about?
JacquieL
19th Dec 2018
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Oh for the love of Mike, there are real serious things to sort out and we got things getting names changed because it may cause offence to someone, to these people get a bleeding grip.
helenc111
19th Dec 2018
6
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What a load of rubbish - haven't they got important things to talk about.
Carmelsports
19th Dec 2018
2
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Political correctness has gone overboard yet again.
KathrynW54
19th Dec 2018
3
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Can we please keep some traditions. What is wrong with people being so politically correct for something that is usually eaten lol
Fflints
19th Dec 2018
5
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This is political correctness gone stark raving mad
Alicia
18th Dec 2018
5
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I am sick of reading all this gender rubbish now so will not comment 🙁
Retiredyorkie
18th Dec 2018
5
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I agree with arnoldbradford make both and everyone can decided which one they want.


Lets get other things sorted in this country first without throwing gingerbread men out of the window.
LanceFogg
18th Dec 2018
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OMG.
What a pathetic, lilly-livered, delicate society we are becoming!!
Who are these people that are so easily offended or, at least, are supposed to be?
GET A LIFE!!!
This is PC taken to the enth degree and I am just getting sick and tired of it.
Yodama
18th Dec 2018
4
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On a darker note LanceFogg, it may very well be a designed social engineering process to turn us into voiceless automatons.....obey, obey, obey, a grey faceless society without a single original thought.
George Orwell's citizen population.
A trifle dramatic you may say, wait a few years I say!

I see in Post Offices around the country, a leaflet aimed at young people. "Get your Citizen ID card now" Yep!!
Alicia
18th Dec 2018
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Lance, I completely agree with you.
Lionel
18th Dec 2018
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A few months ago we had a discussion about the comparison of Brave New World and 1984. This evening 1984 is so obviously upon us. Never mind waiting years, just look at the way the sub 30 people behave. Automatons.
Lionel
18th Dec 2018
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I entirely agree with you Lance.

For a few years now this country has been in such disarray, so many of its people utterly self obsessed, as to be of no use to itself. At the close of a Surfers debate on the Referendum in 2016 - it went on for three months I recall - I said I was less concerned with the result and very worried about the peace to follow. Prophetic words.

I understand from the press the State is rapidly preparing for civil war - troops recalled to UK from deployments, more armed Police, food and medicine being stock piled. The State's problem is the enemy is unknown, unseen but very much heard through social media. Apart from the latter the country is beginning to resemble the Dads Army days. We'll be on patrol with broom sticks not knowing what we seek.

And the gender of ginger bread is now more important. I never thought to see such lunacy in my lifetime. But here it is!
Yodama
18th Dec 2018
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I think "they" and "them" are dishing out rose tinted glasses by the truckload. All aboard for the express to......
Have some more Xanex and Prozac, soma for everyone,
whooohoooo!
Yodama
18th Dec 2018
8
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I do believe I went to sleep and woke up in the twilight zone!
The story of the Gingerbread man is about the gingerbread man, the cookies are the spinoff so leave it alone.

What next. gender neutral Cinderella/fella/person
Jane Bond 007...oops citizens may think this is a hurtful reference to her size.?

I would like to see what they do with Beauty and the Beast!

All too ridiculous,
arnoldbradford
18th Dec 2018
6
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Start making GINGERBREAD LADIES this should solve the problems for all the snowflakes.
As for the parliment bodies start running the country in the way you should not waste time on stupid items.
Billythequiche
18th Dec 2018
8
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For heavens sake!!! A Brexit crisis, Russia sabre rattling, homeless on the street, NHS struggling, shops going bust, and what is the latest from the Scottish parliament: Gingerbread gender?? Until we rid ourselves: of MPs who put petty politics and personal grievances above the country, police management that puts political correctness ahead of public safety, MINORITY voices that have a disproportional effect on the population at large; this country will keep heading to hell in a hand basket.
Other than that, Merry Christmas to all contributors and editors of Silversurfers.
arnoldbradford
18th Dec 2018
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Totally agree with Billythequice.
jamilla2029
18th Dec 2018
4
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Has the world gone mad? It seems that way to me.
CaroleAH
18th Dec 2018
5
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I would have hoped that the Scottish parliament have more important things to discuss!
Gardenmad
18th Dec 2018
4
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I suggest that they only put the gingerbread men/women in the oven for a few seconds to enable it to become gender fluid.
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Wilf
18th Dec 2018
4
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Hold on let me get this right? Scotland like the rest of the UK is mired in Brexit, There are homeless people on the street: there are people who have to go to food banks, The NHS there has major issues etc etc etc. And the Scottish government are debating about changing the gender of Gingerbread men? Can you imagine the Russians, Chinese, Americans, Brazilians, Germans doing this? This country is stark raving bonkers!!!!!!
MrsPat
18th Dec 2018
1
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Not at all. I think they should be Gingerbread Women. Why not? They have been men for quite long enough. I would think a couple of hundred years so lets have the next two hundred years to call them Gingerbread Women. It sounds a lot lot nicer than "Persons" and should satisfy everyone-apart from men.
Wilf
18th Dec 2018
1
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I totally agree at least to change it to Gingerbread Women-so much nicer than androgynous ...persons...

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Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!