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Clark's shoes #1042803
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Clark's have been accused of sexism I've just noticed on news headlines!! This because they have a girl's shoe called Dolly Babe with hearts on insole while boys called Leader with footballs!!! Honestly talk about political correctness gone mad it makes me so mad..why can't we have girly and boy things grrrr!!!!

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absolutely shocking and to make matters worst they are black. My daughter played with a baby dolly when she was little... I see all the PC politicians have had to come out and slam it.
Fish face Sturgeon "It is almost beyond belief that in 2017 a major company could think this is in any way acceptable. Shows what we are still up against."
Mustnt be anything else going on in the world

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Originally Posted by cools
Clark's have been accused of sexism I've just noticed on news headlines!! This because they have a girl's shoe called Dolly Babe with hearts on insole while boys called Leader with footballs!!! Honestly talk about political correctness gone mad it makes me so mad..why can't we have girly and boy things grrrr!!!!
I don't think it is anything to do with the patterns on the soles!! It is the very names of the shoes that are backward thinking.


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Originally Posted by fish5133

Fish face Sturgeon "It is almost beyond belief that in 2017 a major company could think this is in any way acceptable. Shows what we are still up against."

Even the Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, usually the most unbending upholder of traditional values, told the BBC: “To call a pair of shoes for a girl Dolly Babe is dreadful. It’s wrong in all sorts of ways … this is just really silly.”

The issue was first raised by Miranda Williams, a councillor in Greenwich, who was horrified when she found Dolly Babe in an online search for new school shoes for her twin daughters. She tweeted: “The idea that we should be bringing up a generation of boys to aspire to become leaders while the best hope for girls is to be Dolly Babes is just grim.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...-school-shoe-after-accusations-of-sexism


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Well I think it's a load of rot Rude!! It's like that advert for babies nappies I think it is showing a baby girl may grow up wanting to be a ballerina while a boy might grow up wanting climb mountains.That too was deemed sexist! What do we want don't mention gender in a conversation in case you're being sexist!! Sorry that's my opinion anyway..

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A boy could want to be a ballet dancer. A girl could grow up wanting to climb mountains. I don't see a problem with either.

What is a problem is stereo-typing genders.



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Political correctness gone mad once again. How can the name of a pair of shoes shape the future of children ? Politicians should be getting on with what they are overpaid for and leave the choice of what kids wear to the parents. What Next, don't dress your babies in pink for girls or blue for boys ? . Next step will be no sex to be displayed on birth certificates for fear of upsetting some loonies that will say it is going to shape the kids future. Let our kids have a childhood free of this political correctness loony sect.

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Couple of my lady gardening customers call me "babe". Just a term of endearment. I dont go throwing my lawnmower out the pram. Got a bit twitchy when a male customer called me "tiger" though.

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Reminds me of the opening scenes of the movie Full Metal Jacket, when the new recruits are being introduced to their instructors, the Senior instructor lets fly with a tirade of racism, sexism ending in the words to me you are all equally useless, one way to do it.

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How long is this anti-sexism supposed to continue for ? All of their lives or just up to puberty.

I suggest these female pop singers get off our screens and stop flaunting their half naked bodies around in such provocative manners with the sole intention of promoting female sexuality and encouraging 'teeny babes' to admire and copy them.
Bin all the childrens classic story books, or give the three little pigs dresses to wear as they build their brick and straw houses. Or alternatively ,change the story to knitting and crocheting their houses.
Drop the name Princess from all Disney dress up shoes.
How terribly boring...... 'Dress up Shoes' It doesn't add much creativity does it ? Sales will plummet !

It's one man's mission in the advertising world, who from now on shall be called Tinkerbell, to put his name in lights , it's not law and probably never will be, so we should close our ears to such rubbish and Rees-Mogg can have his opinion the same as anyone else.(stupid point to raise).

Quite simply, from here it looks as if he's out numbered.


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You said it "babe"

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Well said luv smile

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Hi 'hunny bunnies', do I need to change my name from Granny ?


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Anyway weren't Clarks the biggest shoe firm that looked after child footcare? Measuring kids feet for the correct fit. Now they get repaid with this load of old tosh.

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Think so Granny,oops I mean mature female human, lol..

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