Germans accused of sexist sausages
That would be stupid.
Edeka has been marketing different types of sausage at either men or women. Lean sausages are for ladies, while the hearty and strongly spiced snags are for men.
Feminist writer Antje Schrupp lambasted the whole thing as 'dull sexism'.
In a piece, she quoted a letter to Edeka from fellow journalist Susanne Enz which read: "Of course you can react to it as if it's just a joke, and presumably most sausage-buyers will do that."
"But your choice of name and accompanying advertising is still the expression and promotion of a - in the best case - thoughtless normative sexism, which gives each gender a 'right' role to play, with a built-in hierarchy."
"That affects the perceptions of people - even in small, seemingly trivial, playful contexts - and stands stubbornly in the way of gender equality."
Schrupp also noted that lady sausages were more expensive: "It's a general problem... I've seen women's and men's mustard as well. Often for children, of course."
They do look like dicks as well.
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